Vision

A world of dignity, respect, choice, opportunity and community inclusion for every person.

Our Purpose

The purpose of Camphill Community Trust is to provide an environment that empowers people with learning disabilities to grow, learn and lead lives of choice and direction. We do this through education and training, transition support and community engagement.

People under shade cloth for green and purple vegetables with hats on working during the day.

Who are we?

Camphill Community Trust is a community located in the village of Otse in the South East District of Botswana.

Rankoromane School is a residential primary school and Motse Wa Badiri Training offers post-primary education and training. The community is located in an organic farm and also has a number of social enterprises.

Rankoromane School provides primary school education for 60 children with learning difficulties and related disabilities aged between 5 – 14 years.

Motse Wa Badiri Training offers a four-year learning programme for people with learning difficulties or disabilities who are fourteen years or older. A transition support programme offers support to graduates in finding employment or other sustainable livelihood.

Camphill movement

Camphill Community Trust is a part of the international Camphill movement which was founded by Dr Karl König and a group of close associates in 1939 in Scotland. The first Camphill community was a school for disabled children, set within the context of a shared communal life. The school flourished and led to the founding of other Camphill centres, some offering schooling, some training for disabled people and others long term employment and sheltered living.

Eight student starting a sprint, some barefoot.

More on the Camphill movement

The Camphill movement now includes more than 100 centres in 18 countries. Each centre is affiliated to the international Camphill movement but is managed and financed independently.

Camphill Community Trust was started in 1974 as a small school for children with learning difficulties and other disabilities. It has since grown to become a place of learning for children and young people with diverse needs from early childhood through to independent adult life.

What's new?

  • It's citrus harvesting season and we have delicious oranges, grapefruit and lemons for sale. Want to know more about our orchards? Visit the Orchards page.
  • Visit the 'How can you help' page if would like to volunteer to join the board.
  • One of our sister Camphill communities near Cape Town in South Africa is Camphill Village West Coast. They sent us this exciting news:"A very moving international advertisement has been made for the #WeThe 15 campaign, and Camphill Village West Coast is really proud that our soccer team was chosen to be part of this international advertisement. Look out for several appearances of our team, in their smart yellow soccer strip, throughout the video."

    Here is a link to this advertisement - https://link.untoldstudios.tv/e6u

Camphill services

Rankodimo Day Care

A nursery school provides pre-primary schooling for 20 children aged 3 - 5 years from the local community as day learners.

Rankoromane School

Provides primary school education for 56 children with learning difficulties and related disabilities aged between 5 – 14 years.

Motse Wa Badiri Training

Offers a four-year learning programme for 96 people with learning difficulties or disabilities who are 14 years or older.

Camphill Community Trust

The Hall