Read about our latest trip to Africa and the exciting activities our volunteers have been doing.
Over the past 20 years we have supported disadvantaged children and their families in Africa, improving their access to education, supporting health and well-being, and investing in sustainable livelihoods and environmental sustainability.
disadvantaged children and orphans gained access to education
girls & women empowered through education, enterprise & advocacy
people benefited from education & economic recovery projects
invested in Africa to support education and community development
Our Theory of Change
To empower children through education and improve their lives and communities
Development through community-led projects harnessing local skills and experience
Where We Work
Our projects are focused in areas of sub-Saharan Africa that have been badly affected by HIV and AIDS. Homabay County in Kenya, Kyela District in Tanzania and Mwanza in Malawi are remote, rural areas where large numbers of orphaned children have limited access to education. Poverty forces over half of all children in these areas out of education after primary school, leaving them without the skills to find paid employment. Climate change, environmental destruction and resource depletion are also creating serious challenges to the rural economy and the capacity to be self-reliant and resilient.
Our portfolio of educational projects includes means-tested fees bursaries, extra tuition and holiday enrichment programmes, psychosocial support, sexual health education and HIV testing, careers advice, vocational training, work experience and apprenticeships, as well as supporting educational infrastructure construction projects.
As part of our commitment to life-long learning and skills based education, we build on local knowledge, resources and experience, supporting community cooperatives and social enterprises and providing nature resource management training to encourage environmentally sustainable livelihoods so families can become self-reliant and independent.
Our Team & Partners
Meet our team members in the UK and Africa
Organisations we work with to deliver our projects
The Mango Tree’s governing body and advisors