Mango House and The Mango Tree Trust

The Mango Tree Trust is a children's charity in Goa. We are based at Mango House just outside the town of Mapusa. From our base we support approximately 260 disadvantaged children every day Monday to Friday. Read about our work below.

We welcome visitors, but ask that you make an appointment in advance. Please call us on +91 960 465 4588 or email us at

If you are in Calangute, Candolim, Baga or Arpora we are happy to arrange a lift. Click here to see what some of our past visitors said.

We have summarised the main areas of our work below. You can also see our work in photos here - AND you can see a video about or work in Mango House, entitled "Our Mango House Days" here.

Pre-Primary School
We run a Government registered pre-primary school each morning. The school is an essential support to help prepare children to enter mainstream school. We teach the English and Marathi alphabets, simple words, numbers and counting, song and dance. All children have lunch and can eat as much as they need.
Afternoon Tuition Classes
After primary and secondary schools finish at lunch time, children head to Mango House for lunch and afternoon classes. Children complete homework and teachers assist children with subjects they have some difficulty with. We also ensure that part of the afternoon is devoted to other activities such as library, art and craft, play etc.
Health & Hygiene
We encourage children to keep clean and stay healthy. All pre-primary children brush their teeth after lunch. We fund some medical treatment and provide toothbrushes, toothpaste and soap for all. We also liaise with the local Health department who provide talks and run immunisation programmes..
Provide Nutritious Meals
We provide a healthy nutritious lunch Monday to Friday for all of the pre-primary children and those attending in the afternoons.
Celebrate & Have Fun
We celebrate all important religious festivals and national days in India. We also hold a birthday party each month to celebrate birthdays arising in the month.

The children work hard at school and when it is holiday time we often plan extra activities and outings.

School Admission and Support
Many children don’t have a birth certificate which is needed to gain access to school and we are able to assist families to overcome this problem. We also enrol children into local schools and ensure they receive uniforms, rainwear and stationery as described below. We monitor school attendance and counsel children and parents. We also reward both good attendance and achievement.
College & University Assistance
We are delighted that some children have now progressed to College and University. Mango House offers both financial support with fees and other resources and support as needed.
Outside Tuition Classes
Once children reach 8th Standard, exams are more difficult and it is essential to pass them to remain in school. For this reason we fund older children’s attendance at outside classes where classes are smaller and tutors can better focus on individual needs.
Children's Bank
We run a children's bank to encourage them to learn about the value of money and saving towards a goal. They deposit their few rupees and earn a little interest on the savings.
Distribute Clothes and Toys

We receive many second-hand clothes and toys which we distribute on your behalf to the children we support.

Click here to read about which clothes are suitable.

SECTION 80G EXEMPTION : The Mango Tree Trust is exempt under section 12A and 80G of the Income Tax Act (1961). Under Section 80G a 50% deduction is available on all contributions to the Trust subject to calculation and limitation.

If you are an Indian National or NRI and would like to help by making a donation to the Trust please contact or call on 9881 261 866.