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 170 disadvantaged children every day Monday to Friday. Read about our work below.

We welcome visitors, but ask that you arrange to visit so that we can be sure there will be someone there to greet you. Please call us on 0091 9881 261 886 or email us at  themangotreetrust@hotmail.com

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 registered pre-primary school for around seventy 3 to 6 year olds. 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. We give out milk and biscuits mid-morning, serve lunch and ensure that children brush their teeth before leaving.
Afternoon Tuition Classes
After school up to 75 children head to Mango House for lunch and then partake in afternoon classes. We focus on English, Marathi and Maths and 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 have a full time nurse who sees the younger children in the morning and the school-going children in the afternoon. Parents are advised of any problem requiring a visit to the doctor and the costs of medical treatment are usually met. We assist in ensuring children receive innoculations, promote dental health and good hygiene too.
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. In addition we drop off meals for the chlidren who are unable to attend Mango House.
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 under the Bags4School and Back2School schemes. We monitor school attendance and counsel children and parents. We also reward both good attendance and achievement.
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 themangotreetrust@hotmail.com or call on 9881 261 866.