Rural Africa Children's Education Trust
UK Charity Commission No. 1127759

About Us

RACET, a UK charity registered with The Charity Commission (no 1127759), was started by Mrs. Elizabeth Clifford who was moved to help these children when she heard about the many difficulties they face to attend secondary school in this remote area of Nigeria. It is run by trustees who volunteer their time for RACET and cover all of its administrative costs. All sponsorships and donations go directly towards the education and well being of RACET students in Nigeria and do not go through any other agencies or organisations. The financial accounts are prepared each year by Clarkson Hyde Chartered Accountants.

Our Team

Liz Clifford is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, MCSP.

Deirdre Trapp (Chair) is a partner in a large city law firm and holds an M.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from The University of Oxford.

Adetunji Adeleye (Treasurer) has a background in banking, is an ACIB and has a BA Financial Services form London Guildhall University.

Mary Ann Perasso (Secretary) has a MA in International Economics and Management, Universita Bocconi.

Ayo Gbadebo (Head of Operations) holds a degree in Applied Maths.

Mercy Peter (Student Liaison Officer) holds a degree in Chemistry.

Micheal Durojaye (Assistant Teacher) holds a degree in Civil Engineering Technology.

Photos of Liz, Deirdre, Tunji, and Ayo courtesy of Misan Harriman.