The Dòchas Education Trust

advancing and transforming through education, training and learning





We are a small Christian charity based in Scotland working with people regardless of race or creed to bring transformation and advancement through education and learning. We are committed to training models, working in partnership wherever possible, to provide knowledge and resources that bring sustainable benefits.

We wish to enable the recipients rather than provide cash handouts or carrying out their projects for them. 






We will seek grants and other funding but depend largely on the support of indiviuals and churches.


Through visits to churches, schools and presentations to friends the fundraising has already been started in a small way. 

In November 2010 we held a launch dinner for about 100 friends where we raised  £8,000 .

We still need to raise funds for the 2nd and 3rd modules of the teacher in-service programme this year and to look to funding the remaining modules as well as next year's Bible Schools.

Over and above the costs involved in these activities we purchased 140 hard back Bibles in Chichewa for distribution to the pastors.


If you wish to donate to any aspect of the work our address is;

The Dochas Education Trust

10 Carden Place


AB10 1UR


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Thank you




Scottish Charity

Reference Number SC040900   

HMRC Charity

reference number CR62059



Prof DM MacLeod, Mrs S Macleod, Mr D MacPherson C.A., Mrs MMC MacPherson



Paul Stanford of Nyachakadza, Nsanje, our representative and only paid employee, with Dugald at the end of the pilot for the Bible School, July 2010.

Paul works hard to help us establish the Community and Bible Education projects and assists where he can with the Education project for the teachers.


The Trustees


Prof Donnie M MacLeod is an education professional working throughout Scotland delivering in-service training to teachers and consultancy work to local authorities. He has also worked internationally, including in Botswana where he worked alongside the Ministry of Education delivering a Master's programme for teachers.


Dugald MacPherson is a Chartered Accountant in charge of general practice for a Scottish firm. He has wide experience of business and the setting up and running of charities. Over the years he has also been involved in several cross-cultural short term missions. He is part of the preaching team in his church and enjoys mentoring others.


Sandra MacLeod is an Additional Support Needs teacher in a Special Needs Nursery School for children with moderate to profound learning difficulties. She has a wide experience of early years development and children's rights. Sandra also co-leads the children's ministry in her church.


Morag MacPherson is an Additional Support Needs teacher working one to one with children with social, emotional or behavioural difficulties. She has experience in setting up child protection policies and training in the rights of the child.  Morag is also a local area worker with Scripture Union Scotland and is involved in running several school groups.

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