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 transforms the lives of scavenger children through education. The work focuses on the rubbish dumps of Manila in the Philippines where families scrape an existence by scavenging for anything they can sell or eat. We provide a range of services to help the child to go to school. Our focus in the Big Give is to offer 40 more children the opportunity to attend our new Cashew Tree School.

Founded 1975

  • Mission statement

    We believe every child deserves to be able to reach their potential. We exist to provide the opportunities and skills for the most deprived children living around the rubbish dumps in Manila to enable them to escape poverty.
    We achieve this by:-
    1. Providing free high quality early years education; Cashew Tree School.
    2. Providing scholarships for children identified at Cashew who have academic potential to enable them to continue at school instead of working; Grapevine scheme
    3. Providing a caring residential home for children where it is not safe for them to remain where they are; Mango Tree House

  • 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 at the Cashew Tree Early Years School
    • 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 through the the Grapevine scholarship outreach
    • To provide a safe, loving home for abandoned, abused or neglected children who cannot safely stay with family. To support them in their education to achieve their full potential at Mango Tree House
  • Overview

    Established: February 1975

    Registered Charity Number: 272328

    Board members: 8

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 2

    Phone number: 01276 942030

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

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
  • Cashew Tree Early Years School in Manila

    Cashew Tree School provides education for children aged 4-6 who live on the rubbish dumps ... More