Our History

People can make a difference!

Take the story of Dr Abs Dumbuya, the Founder of DST... disabled from early childhood in Sierra Leone his prospects were poor, but life changed for him after receiving anonymous funding from the UK in 1993. This generosity gave Dr. Dumbuya the opportunity obtain a string of academic achievements, leave behind any stigma attached to his disability and become independent through gainful employment.

How DST began

In 2003, after her death, Dr. Dumbuya learnt that his anonymous sponsor had been a British lady from Market Harborough by the name of Mrs Dorothy Springer. Overwhelmed by her kindness Dr. Dumbuya, in the spirit of 'Pay It Forward', was inspired to set up the Trust in her memory as a way of helping the most disadvantaged in Sierra Leone.

A picture of our inspiration Dorothy Springer
Mrs Dorothy Springer