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The Gheez Rite Supplementary School

Established in 1993


Our Charity Objective

To relieve the poverty and advance the education of the public, particularly Eritrean refugees in London and to provide recreational facilities for those who have in need of such facilities by reason of their poverty of social and economic circumstances, with the object of improving their conditions of life.


Gheez Rite grew out of the needs of several communities who have heritage links to the Horn of Africa. Established in 1993, it has operated from several venues in North Kensington. It is now currently housed in the St Charles Catholic, Sixth Form College, 74 St Charles Square, London, W10 6EY in North Kensington. It operates each Saturday during school term times, 36 weeks per year. The supplementary school runs from 10am-5pm and offers lessons in Tigrinya, English, Maths and Science as well as Coding/Robotics. After the session there are leisure activities, football at Westway Sports Centre and dance/Zumba activities at St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College. Celebration events take place at the end of each term and several trips are organised each summer. The supplementary school runs on a tight budget through the goodwill of its founder and support and guidance from Westway Trust, other donors and donations from parents keen for their children to have study support and be part of a friendship group that encourages the memory of heritage to enhance life here in Britain.

The School was founded and managed for almost three decades by the late Rev. Kidane Lebasi who sadly passed away to Covid-19 on 31st Jan 2021. He is always in our memory. 


Community cohesion

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