The Estelle Trust was formed in 2004. It supports a range of educational charities and projects but it has concentrated a large part of its activities and financial contributions in Zambia. It developed a Schools and Communities Assist Zambia (SACS) programme that is particularly focused on the development of community schools and the provision of education and welfare for orphans and vulnerable children.
In 2016 the Estelle Trust’s SCAZ programme with its educational projects and resources was transferred to a new charitable organisation, the Bana Tandizo Foundation, in order to expand the programme by working closely with local Zambian staff and community organisations. The Foundation’s objectives, programmes and governance are described on its web site: http://banatandizo.org/
The Estelle Trust will continue to support the work of the Bana Tandizo Foundation and contribute to arts, educational and social development charities in the UK.