Children of the Dump provides education, family support and loving care to deprived children living in extreme poverty on and around the Payatas and San Isidro rubbish dumps in Manila in the Philippines. Today we help care for up to about 300 children in different ways, some of whom have been neglected, abused or even abandoned. Since 1975 the supporters of Children of The Dump, along with our Filipino charity partner (ASCF), have been giving young lives the chance to escape the cycle of poverty.
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Please help Children of the Dump; One Donation Twice The Impact during the Christmas Big Give
Children of the Dump is a small UK based charity that transforms the lives of children who live in slum communities around the rubbish dumps of Manila in the Philippines by ensuring that they receive the education that every child deserves.
Children live in dire poverty often helping their parents scavenge the dangerous rubbish dumps for things to sell and for scraps of waste food to eat. Incredibly you have to pay for the privilege to get access to scavenge. And all this in year round sweltering tropical heat and monsoons.
Younger children receive direct teaching at Cashew Early Years School and a daily meal so they can concentrate. Help for older children goes to their families so that they continue in school and do not drop out to earn money for daily food. Education is their way to a better future and goes alongside a focus on Christian devotions. With over 40 years of experience the charity knows what works
The Church and congregation has been so generous in the past but the children need your help again.
The Philippines had a harsh lockdown with people unable to go to the dumps and earn. Government still says no to face to face schooling until there is a vaccine. Children of the Dump has responded by developing at-home learning packs and encouraging on line schooling. This is difficult and expensive; these poorest of families have no technology or wifi.
We will be running a special online quiz on Thursday 3rd December at 7.30. The suggested donation for taking part is £3. More details from Matthew Sleap. All Charities have had substantial drops in income this year. In the Philippines children have not been able to attend classes since March, so the charity has supplied materials for children at home. If you enjoy quizzing, let Matthew know and join in the fun with your friends and family members.
But you can help and now is the best time. ONLY during the Christmas Big Give week every online donation gets doubled by others at no extra cost to you up to our target of £14,000.
ONE DONATION TWICE THE IMPACT! The only way to take part is to use this online link between noon on Tuesday December 1st and December 8th