Our Partners & Projects

We believe that children have the right to a healthy, educated childhood. We also believe that education is the main route out of poverty. Our projects therefore focus on education and helping children access and remain in mainstream school. Whilst there are no boundaries to ability many children have to overcome enormous obstacles to succeed at school and we recognise that nutrition and good health all help their chances of success and we target our funding at these areas too.

Each year we support around 500 disadvantaged children through five projects. Each of our projects is summarised below but you can read in more detail about each project by clicking on the relevant photograph.

Mango House
Our Mango House project is located at Mapusa in North Goa. The project supports around 170 children each day mainly through its pre-primary school, afternoon tuition and feeding programmes. Click here to read all about Mango House and the many ways it supports children.
Bags4School
Every year Mango Tree provides very many children with a new school bag filled with stationery and toiletries. A complete bag costs around £7.50 yet it can make all the difference. To read why we do this and about the project in more detail click here.
Back2School
In addition to school bags we also provide around 370 children in formal school with at least one set of uniform each year. We also provide footwear and rainwear for the Mango House and Colva children. at the beginning of each school year. Without a uniform which costs less than £6 a child can’t enter school. Read more about the project here.
Colva
We fund a small project for around 20 children in Colva, South Goa. The parents are largely beach sellers and without Mango Tree’s support its likely many of the children would work on the beaches. We fund afternoon tuition classes and a snack each day and also provide school bags and uniforms under our Bags4School and Back2School projects. Read more about the project here
Chimbel
Our very latest project came to life in mid June 2013. The project is based at Chimbel, near to Panjim, a very large slum community. The project comprises a pre-primary school and afternoon tuition classes. Through the project we support around 175 children each day. Read more about the project here.
The Mango Tree House
During the first half of 2016 we intend to start building The Mango Tree House – a purpose built pre-primary school and afternoon tuition centre which will eventually support around 200 Children. You can read all about our plans for the House and our Brick By Brick Appeal through which we hope to raise the funds here.