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The Mango Tree Orphan Support Programme

The Mango Tree Orphan Support Programme

Charity information

The Mango Tree Orphan Support Programme

The Mango Tree supports orphans, vulnerable children and young people in Southern Tanzania and Western Kenya providing access to education, health care and rural sustainable livelihoods.

Founded 2003

  • Mission statement

    Mango Tree supports orphans, vulnerable children and young people and their families in Kyela and Rachuonyo districts of southern Tanzania and western Kenya. We provide access to education & training, health & sustainable livelihoods. Since 2003 we have supported over 13,000 orphans directly with access to education and over 20,000 indirectly with educational, health and sustainable livelihoods programmes. Over 2000 of the orphans we support have now graduated from a range of vocational training colleges and universities and are now in employment. Their qualifications have provided them with opportunities for long-term employment and secure incomes.

    The Mango Tree is currently supporting around 4,700 orphans and vulnerable children and over 1,200 local rural families in Homa Bay County, Kenya and Kyela District, Tanzania. A new programme is opening in Malawi in 2018.

    We are investing in girls' education, vocational training, land based livelihoods and local rural enterprise development to help raise income levels and standards of living. Our programmes are slowly building greater confidence, social responsibility and providing the skills and knowledge necessary for communities to recover from the collapse of the rural economy. Our projects build stronger more resilient systems for the future.

  • Aims

    The Mango Tree Orphan Support Programme aims to:

    • Improve education quality, access and retention for orphans in primary, secondary, vocational & tertiary education, especially for girls, in order to increase their future employment opportunities.
    • Improve the health, nutrition and wellbeing of orphans, their guardian families & PLHIV; reduce HIV transmission in young people & support behaviour change to prevent disease and poor child health.
    • Build resilient communities that are better able to manage their own local projects, develop sustainable rural livelihoods and revitalise their local agricultural economy.
  • Overview

    Established: February 2003

    Registered Charity Number: 1095767

    Board members: 6

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 1

    Phone number: 01452 840307

    Address: 57 Bisley Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 1HF

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