Mango Tree Goa is a UK registered charity. Our primary
aim is to help disadvantaged children and young people
in Goa, India regardless of their religion, class, caste
or gender. The charity is administered entirely
voluntarily which means that more of your money is
available to assist children in need.
The families of many of the children we help have
migrated to Goa from neighbouring states in the hope of
benefitting from the wealth that tourism brings to Goa.
Unfortunately, their dream rarely materialises and as a
result many live in slum or other poor conditions.
Children are born into poverty and often they are
required to work from a young age to supplement family
We believe that children have the right to a healthy,
educated childhood, to be safe from abuse, to attend
school, to be treated with respect and to be heard. They
have the right to act like children and to play. We also
believe that education is the main route out of poverty
and we therefore focus on education.
Through our five projects we help around 500 children
each year. Our Mango House and Chimbel projects both
provide registered pre-primary schools in the mornings
and tuition classes in the afternoon for school going
children. Each supports around 170 children Monday to
Friday. In addition Mango House has a social worker,
counsellor and nurse and runs a feeding programme to
further support all children. Our Colva project provides
around 20 children with afternoon tuition and snacks.
Our Bags4School and Back2School projects provide around
400 filled school bags and uniforms for all the Mango
House and Colva children and around 200 children at a
local school for disadvantaged children.
You can read all about us
here and much
more about our projects
can also see a video about our work in Mango House -
entitled "Our Mango House Days" -