About Us

Mango Tree Goa is a UK registered charity, which was established in 2012 with the primary aim of helping disadvantaged children and young people in Goa, India. The charity is administered voluntarily and has no staff or office, which means more of your money, is available to fund our partners and schemes. We are also very fortunate that our website is developed and maintained free of charge and that our accounts and independent examination are also carried out at no cost. As we are UK based, we are also able to claim Gift Aid on donations made by UK Tax Payers, which means we get an additional 25%, on top of relevant donations, at no cost to the donor, meaning our funds can go much further.

You can read all about our values and core beliefs here. Two fundamental beliefs guide our work:-

  • Children have the right to a healthy educated childhood, to be safe from abuse, to attend school, to be treated with respect and to be heard. They have the right to act like children and to play.

  • Education can transform the lives of children now and in the future. Not only does it give children the knowledge and skills to improve their own lives but when they have families of their own their children will have a better chance of surviving and thriving.

We are firmly committed to education and to interventions such as good nutrition, healthcare and incentives for parents, which will make it more likely that children can access and succeed at mainstream school. We support children regardless of religion, caste, creed or gender and expect those we work with to do the same.

Each year we support around 400 disadvantaged children through two projects which you can read more about here. Our main partner is The Mango Tree Trust which runs the Mango Tree House project which is located near Mapusa in North Goa, but we also work with other organisations from time to time, to deliver specific projects which align with our objectives.

We have set out answers to what we expect to be the most frequently asked questions about the Charity and its work here. You can read about the children we help, the number of children we help, living conditions in slums, the obstacles to gaining access to education and to staying in school and about the ways in which we help.