The Castellan African Trust

The Castellan African Trust (registered charity no. 1141847) was set up in 1997 to benefit communities in Africa, primarily through education and health initiatives.

In 2003, the Castellan African Trust paid for Fatou Ceesay, a young girl from the Gambia with severe burns, to go to the UK to receive treatment. Medics from the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital, including Mr Devaraj, operated on Fatou, who later returned to the Gambia.

In 2011, along with a team of volunteers from the Castellan African Trust, Prof Devaraj visited the Gambia (see photo) to see the work the charity does and spent a week with Fatou who is now a happy and healthy teenager.

To find out more about the Castellan African Trust, click here.

Click here to read more about Fatou.

To see local press coverage of Fatou's story, click here.