CESO Charity Home Page

Welcome to the website of the Community Empowerment Support Organisation (CESO)

CESO is a Registered Charity, no 1133130


We engage, educate and empower:

CESO is a UK-based charity using education as a means to work towards eradicating poverty in Sierra Leone.

The Charity supports the Ivor Leigh Memorial School in Kaningo, providing a primary education for up to 300 pupils.

Our objectives are:

  • To raise educational standards
  • To promote health education for children and young people
  • To promote community development for the benefit of local people
  • To promote opportunities for children to mitigate the impact of poverty and exploitation.

Check out the new updates page for recent news.

In the early hours of Monday morning disaster struck Sierra Leone. Kaningo, where CESO is based has been affected.  Some of our children and their families are displaced.

We are using the school as shelter and providing limited food and drinking water; we need other items such as blankets, clothing, toiletries, plastic bowls/cups/plates/spoons. 

Two of the foot bridges in the area collapsed and we need help in contributing towards repairing them. If you would like to help please give through our Just Giving Page.

Repair work being done by Action for Schools