About us - Under the Mango Tree

Who we are 

We are a small charity but with big ambitions.

Ambitions to improve the life chances of children in the rural Kambe area of Kenya. 

Ambitions to share life stories and to build a greater understanding of cultures.

The fledgling school began in 2000 with a few children gathered under a mango tree to learn. With support from a number of sources both in Kenya and overseas, the school slowly grew with the provision of buildings and qualified teachers. 

In 2012, a visiting group from the UK established the Under the Mango Tree registered charity in order to provide a cohesive stream of development aid with due diligence from Trustees and the governance of a local management committee. 

The school operates under a Christian ethos but there are no restrictions with respect to which children can attend. The school community is made up of Christian, Muslim or no faith children; they operate as a single school family.

(Jane, Head of Pre-Primary; Angela, UTMT Secretary; Agnes, Head Teacher; Jean UTMT Trustee - a progress meeting held at the school in Feb 2018)

(Under the shade of the original Mango Tree that stands in the grounds of Timboni School - Shaun & Lorraine Dunne, UTMT supporters on their visit in February 2018)