Donating small amounts regularly is one of the most important ways you can help to support our work.
The Mango Tree now has over 800 people making regular donations. This provides us with a reliable sustainable income, which allows us to plan ahead for the future, take risks with new projects and be flexible to changing needs on the ground.
Gill Kaye has been donating to The Mango Tree since 2003. She visited our projects in Tanzania in 2012, kindly donating her time and experience by teaching English to a group of 6th formers in Kyela.
A regular donation of £5 a month will ensure that an orphan can get whole year of education in the first years of secondary school.
A regular donation of £10 a month will ensure that, for example, an orphan can receive vocational training with the aim of securing a skill and becoming self reliant in the future.
Bigger donations are of course very welcome too! We have been blessed by some significant donations over the last few years, some of many £'000s! A regular donation each month or each year helps The Mango Tree to plan, and use its funds most cost effectively.
How is your money spent?
The Kyela Polytechnic College is in the process of launching a new Secondary and Tertiary Education Bursary Programme. This programme is part of our strategy to restructure and streamline project delivery in Tanzania, to build long-term sustainable education provision in the District. From 2014/15, KPC has taken on the provision of means tested educational support for TMT registered orphans and vulnerable young people. Two new grants from the Samworth Foundation and Oglesby Charitable Trust in late 2014, will also enable us to provide improved facilities for our boarding students, as well as establishing a new driving school course to raise enrolment of students and enable the College to become financially independent.
In Kenya, in 2015 we plan to expand our extra curricula work by providing a more structured holiday learning support, such as drama, dance and sports activities, which add value to existing government education provision. We will establish vibrant boys’ clubs in 5 primary schools and complete our new resource centre at Rakwaro Chief's camp.
What your money does...
We have started fundraising to expand our health awareness work, in rural communities and secondary schools in Kenya. This year we hope to deliver a new health awareness and gender rights project to build the capacity of rural people to safeguard their health against common diseases such as Malaria, Cholera, Typhoid and HIV, and also tackle Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and gender-based violence (GBV). The work will specifically target those most disadvantaged and vulnerable to exclusion: girls and young women; female guardians of OVC, and those who are HIV+, teenagers or elderly people and people who suffer long term health needs or disabilities.
We will use innovative awareness theatre, follow-on health education workshops, and seminars which promote disease prevention, safe water management and provide SRHR and GBV awareness. The project will also address maternal health with breastfeeding support, antenatal and post-natal care and advice. To compliment health education activities we will continue to support the construction of toilets in primary schools and provide HIV testing and counselling services, basic primary health care, diagnostic and referral services and distribution of bed nets/ condoms and sanitary towels to those most at risk.