Project information

The Mango House Project

This project will fund a programme of education, nutrition and healthcare to disadvantaged children in the Karaswada area of North Goa, India. Through its activities it helps to break a cycle of illiteracy and poverty and faced by children and their families.


Charity information: Mango Tree Goa

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  • Need


    Goa is home to many migrant families who hope to benefit from the wealth that tourism brings to Goa. Their dreams rarely materialise and they end up living in slum or other poor quality accommodation, whilst working on the beaches, rag picking or day labouring. Children are born into poverty, mostly of illiterate parents who expect them to help supplement the family income by working from a very young age. It is quite r


    We believe that education, supplemented by improved nutrition and healthcare, is the key to success in breaking the cycle of illiteracy, poverty and disadvantage. In the long term education helps children to maximise their potential and will improve the opportunities available to them, leading to a brighter future both for them and their families. By providing a pre-primary school, afternoon tuition classes and a daily nutritious meal each day we believe children have a better chance to succeed.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide ongoing educational support through the Mango House project


    » Provide a pre-primary school for up to 75 disadvantaged children in the area
    » Provide afternoon tuition classes for up to 75 disdvantaged school going children in the area
    » Provide around 170 children with a healthy nutritious meal and fruit each day
    » In addition to provide a nurse, social worker and counsellor to work closely with the children and their families.

    What success will look like

    Success will be monitored by the numbers of children enrolling in mainstream primary school, exam results and the numbers of children completing their education.

  • Impact


    The project will assist in keeping children away from child labour. By supporting education it will give them the opportunity to change their own lives and make a better life for themselves and for their families in the future.


    The main risks relate to operating properly within the legal framework in Goa and India. The project is registered under the Education Department. It also has permission from the Home Ministry to receive overseas funds and has Section 80G Tax Exemption.


    By quarterly email newsletters.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £28,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £28,000 Mango House All running costs

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Herrod Foundation £5,500 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Mango House, Karaswada, Nr Mapusa, North Goa


    Disadvantaged children in the locality. Most live in slums or other poor quality accommodation.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Charity works in partnership with the Goan Trust - The Mango Tree Trust. Being Goan we believe our partner is best placed to run the project within the Goan community, laws, culture etc then ourselves. We do, however, have a partnership agreement, financial regulations and reporting arrangements through which we are able to ensure that the project is delivered in accordance with agreed standards.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Savita Rao

    Savita manages the project at Mango House to a very high standard. Feedback received is most complementary.