Before and After...

People want to be able to 'Make a Difference'. Often it seems that by supporting a charity such as Under the Mango Tree and buying a piece of cake for £1 or a second hand book for 50p, the money can have no ultimate effect. There are other individuals and groups who send larger gifts of money in the hundreds of pounds but even then, what good can so little do when we compare the buying power of such amounts in the UK?

As Trustees, we have been asked to try to show you how important every penny is and what an amazing transformation the funds have made to areas of Timboni School and the lives of the children over the last eight years particularly.


Like the new classroom built in late 2017 and opened officially on a trip by UK Trustees and supporters in February 2018.



This standpipe was the ONLY water tap in the whole school . The ground around the tap was wet and a breeding ground for mosquitos and bacteria. You will note that many children do not wear shoes adding to the risk of disease transmission.


In 2018 a three-tap water point was installed. Waste water is drained away from the school site.

Your support has made this possible.

THERE WERE No desks for Girls

When we first visited this school in 2010 there were very few desks. The few that the school did have were all used by boys – no girl had a desk.

In 2018 all GIRLS and BOYS have desks.

Your support has made this possible.


Now the need remains to renew some of the older desks.

Toilets for privacy and safety

These were the girls' and women’s toilets in 2013 - an insecure door in public view with insanitary provision.

In 2015 significant improvements were made through your support; there is privacy and security now.



Nevertheless, we still need to raise funds and improve further the toilet and washing facilities for girls and women.


Improving the Learing environment

This was the Nursery 1 classroom in 2010, catering for the very youngest pupils and giving them their first taste of education; note the poor build quailty, insufficient furniture, a lack of stimulation and equipment.

...and now, the same classroom in 2018. There are painted walls, securely barred windows and a lockable door to keep everything safe. The children have a desk and chair each, books, pencils and bright wall charts to engage their minds.


All these things have been made possible because of the support you give and this is just a flavour of what has been achieved. There is plenty more to tell you about (ask us to come and speak to you or your organisation).


So please remember, every penny counts; every 50p, every pound; every cake eaten, every book bought; every raffle ticket purchased, every tombola prize given... just look what can HAPPEN.


                                                                             TOGETHER WE CAN SUCEED... the Timboni School motto