Children of the Dump (The Asian Students Christian Trust)

Children of the Dump (The Asian Students Christian Trust)

Charity information

Children of the Dump (The Asian Students Christian Trust)

Children of the Dump has worked in the Philippines since 1975, providing loving care, family support and education to hundreds of deprived children, many living in extreme poverty on the Payatas rubbish dump in Metro Manila. Children of the Dump offers these children the chance to escape the cycle of poverty through education. An early years school, a scholarship programme and a residential children's home are all aimed at offering a scavenger child their passport out of poverty.

Founded 1975

  • Mission statement

    We believe every child deserves to be able to reach their potential. This is denied to most scavenger children around the Payatas dumpsite. We exist to provide the opportunities and skills for some of the most deprived children of the Philippines to become mature adults able to take a responsible place in family and community

    We achieve this by:-

    -Providing a caring residential home, Mango Tree House, with professional staff, in a secure and loving environment
    -Providing high quality education from professional staff in a secure and dedicated pre-school, Cashew Tree House
    -Provide educational support at school, college and in the home
    -Supporting them in Christian teaching, through worship and by example
    -Providing financial support and pastoral care to the children whilst living with their families or at college to enable them to go to school
    -Having a professional management and administrative structure co-ordinating world-wide support with the Philippine operation
    -Providing the means to co-operate with, and benefit from, local churches, other like-minded organisations and national welfare agencies

  • Aims

    Children of the Dump (The Asian Students Christian Trust) aims to:

    • To provide early years education for scavenger children living or working around Payatas rubbish dump in Manila.
    • To enable the poorest children to remain in education for as long as they need to achieve their potential and prevent them having to work as scavengers.
    • To provide a safe and loving home for abandoned, abused or neglected children who cannot safely remain with family. To support them in their education to achieve their full potential.
  • Overview

    Established: February 1975

    Registered Charity Number: 272328

    Board members: 8

    Part time staff: 2

    Phone number: 01276 942030

    Address: High Cross Church, Knoll Road, Camberley Surrey GU15 3SY

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