Children of the Dump (The Asian Students Christian Trust)

Cashew Tree Early Years School in Manila

Cashew Tree School provides education for children aged 4-6 who live on the rubbish dumps of Manila. The families scavenge for food and recyclables but hardly earn enough for basic food, not school. Education is their way out of poverty.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (272328)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£4,000

Amount raised

£8,420

Donations

29

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • ‚ÄúWe are a sum of our experiences. Everything that the people around us did be it big or small, made an impact in our life more than we can imagine.‚Äù

    — Ma. Rosario Bernadette Castillo Arcilla. A student who has now graduated university with BSc in computer science in 2014.

  • Since my father's income was not enough to support our studies, God gave me ASCT to pursue my dreams. Make me believe that I can do anything, and most especially, to dream that I can be a leader someday. This charity in our community helps children and families to change their lives.

    — Irish Reodique Head, PM Telemarketing Specialist Service Marketing Staff Honda Cars Marikina

  • No words can really completely capture the joyous feelings in my heart when I think of how Children of the Dump (Asian Student Christian Trust) has benefited so many thousands of children and students these past forty two (42) years including me.

    — Francis B. Pabua, 23 years of age, former student of ASCT. Five years ago, I graduated a two (2) year Diploma Course in Computer and Electronics.

  • “We are a sum of our experiences. Everything that the people around us did be it big or small, made an impact in our life more than we can imagine.”

    — Ma. Rosario Bernadette Castillo Arcilla. A student who has now graduated university with BSc in computer science in 2014.

  • Since my father's income was not enough to support our studies, God gave me ASCT to pursue my dreams. Make me believe that I can do anything, and most especially, to dream that I can be a leader someday. This charity in our community helps children and families to change their lives.

    — Irish Reodique Head, PM Telemarketing Specialist Service Marketing Staff Honda Cars Marikina

  • No words can really completely capture the joyous feelings in my heart when I think of how Children of the Dump (Asian Student Christian Trust) has benefited so many thousands of children and students these past forty two (42) years including me.

    — Francis B. Pabua, 23 years of age, former student of ASCT. Five years ago, I graduated a two (2) year Diploma Course in Computer and Electronics.

Situation

Breaking out of the awful poverty and horrendous conditions in which the children live needs every opportunity to be exploited as the odds are so severely stacked up against them. Free school places are limited, opportunity is not just access but the ability to make use of that access. Our free school will prepare the children with literacy, numeracy, social skills and a belief in themselves that enables them to make use of access to state elementary school.

Solution

Our vision is that every child growing up around the Payatas or San Isidro rubbish dumps in Manila can achieve their potential and we aim to enable that by transforming their lives through education. Providing a child with an early educational foundation sows the seeds of success in the child's mind, creating a belief in themselves and an ability to perform well in the state system - making them pupils in demand instead of automatic failures. Educational success breaks the cycle of poverty.