New building starts for Cashew Tree School
Our new building for Cashew Tree School serving the children from Payatas and San Isidro Rubbish Dump communities is now well underway. The new school year starts in the temporary accommodation but parents have been so excited to see the building actually taking shape and to know that their child will be benefiting from this great accommodation later in the year. See us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_63Vbkug1U
New video released for Children of the Dump.
Go to link or see in our media section on Work for Goodhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsCx4QuLYTU&feature=youtu.be
Danny - a success story
Danny is a child that lived in Mango Tree House - our residential children's home when there is no safe alternative for the child. See how Children of the Dump have helped to transform his life:
Hi my name is Danny Boy and this is my story
I was 6 years old when I got a Sponsor in 2003. I was very small and timid. I was also the youngest in class until I reached first grade.I got used to it and in the end, I graduated in the top 7 in our Elementary class
I entered high school in 2009. It was frightening at first because of the new environment, new set of classmates, teachers and the new school. I graduated high school in 2013.Everything changed when I entered college in 2013 where I took a Diploma. I loved every bit of it and I had my own circle of friends,
I am now living back with my family in our house and happily employed as a Customer Service Representative for Verizon East Sales supporting the USA. I am slowly achieving my dreams and I am still on track to achieving my ultimate dream at the moment and that is to finish a bachelor’s degree.
Because of my sponsor through Children of the Dump I was taught a lot of things, from how I can better myself up to the things I needed to know. They instilled in me the importance of my dreams and my capacity to realize them and make them happen