Since 2003, The Mango Tree has worked to enable children and young people from remote parts of Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Uganda to access education, training and employment opportunities. We give children and young people a voice, empower African-led organisations and encourage their autonomy and independence. Our approach is asset-based and builds on local skills, resources and knowledge.
We believe in a fairer future, where families are self-supporting and resilient. We want people from all backgrounds to have access to equal opportunities of quality education and employment, and live in communities which are cohesive and socially responsible.
We strive to build independence for orphans, vulnerable children and families living in rural communities. We work in partnership with organisations, institutions and dynamic individuals who work hard to enable young people to develop their capabilities, access opportunities and reach their potential, and who are committed to social justice and equal opportunities for all.
How We Achieve Our Aims
- We provide educational bursaries for orphans and under-represented children and young people in secondary schools, colleges and universities, deliver extra tuition and holiday enrichment programmes, offer careers support and advice, support and facilitate local apprenticeships, and run a volunteer work experience programme.
- We support improved health and wellbeing through family based foster care, delivering sexual health education in secondary schools and providing a girls refuge and domestic and sexual violence safe houses. We offer legal protection for girls and women, HIV awareness and testing services, and provide outreach welfare support to orphans, their families and people living with HIV.
- We deliver training and awareness workshops in agriculture, fishing and resource management, supporting the development of sustainable farming practices such as beekeeping, fish farming and reforestation. We also support the training and registration of community-based cooperatives and invest in community savings and loans schemes.