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About the Charity

  • two young African adults
  • two African people singing
  • a group of people holding out hands working together
  • a young female photographer

The Lerato Community Initiative is a social enterprise that works mainly, but not exclusively, within the black community, focusing on social engagement, inspiring personal and collective growth, and diverting youths from chaotic lifestyles. Lerato translates as ‘love’ in the Sesotho language of South Africa, and this word encapsulates our values of love, mutual respect, and positive engagement.

A Positive Vision

Our overall vision is to build a strong community where individuals and families feel empowered to make inspirational personal choices that lead to future successes.

An Effective Mission

Our mission is to provide services that help to reduce the impact of inequality, trauma, and early involvement within the criminal justice system.

Enlightening Values

The principles we stand for and abide by include:

Enlightening Values

  • Mutual Respect and Understanding

  • Equality and Inclusion

  • Belief in the Potential for Growth

  • Positive Engagement

  • Creativity and Innovation

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in Croydon, London, to discover more about our charity.

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