Mango Tree House
Mango Tree House; a residential home for up to 50 children who cannot safely remain where they are or have no family or home. Most of these children have had very challenging and painful starts in life but here they are loved and bonded into the Mango family that provides everything a loving parent would want for their child with the addition of in-house educational and social work support. Children will remain until they have completed their education and remain part of the extended Mango family while they settle into adult life.
This relatively new building, completed in May 2009, is home to young people aged between five and twenty. Here the children are fed, clothed, educated and above all loved in a large family type community with qualified staff, house parents and a resident teacher.
The children come from very poor backgrounds. Many have been abused, abandoned, neglected or have no known relative. All our children go to local schools, colleges or university and can stay with us until they complete their education, at whatever level, or decide that they want to move on. Many stay for ten or more years but it is an important part of the ethos of the home that family re-integration is supported wherever possible so children are encouraged to maintain contact and visit their relatives if safe to do so.We encourage the children to reach their full potential making best use of the educational opportunities that Children of the Dump can provide and the excellent resources that are available within the home.
All the Mango Tree children are sponsored. The children treasure the relationship with their sponsors. They love to receive letters, photographs and cards. Sponsors receive regular reports and letters from the children. Many children will keep the same sponsors through out their time with Children of the Dump, a relationship that makes a real difference to their futures.
At Mango Tree House every child is treasured as an individual and encouraged to be a well rounded, caring member of their local community. They participate in community programmes and have often helped in disaster relief through food and water and medical supplies distribution.