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About Niños del Tercer Mundo

NTM is a registered charity concerned with the welfare and education of children living in the third world. Based in Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands, the charity was started in the mid 1990′s by Gill and Christopher David. While helping to build two one-room schools in Peru, they were asked if there was anything they could do to help bring water to thousands of poverty-stricken families living in cardboard shacks on steep hillsides near Lima, Peru. The total lack of running water and sanitation had led to outbreaks of disease, including widespread tuberculosis. This was to be the start of the Charity’s first large-scale project. Starting in 2001, the project is still under way today, providing the facilities to bring water to more villages every year.

In 2006 the Charity commenced building a school in Huanca Pallaguchi, Ecuador. The main project was completed in 2007 at a cost of 43,000 euros. Our focus then moved to providing education and health facilities to families in Kenya. We have built and equipped schools and individual classrooms and, with the help of Nelson & Co., a health clinic which brings vital primary care to thousands of people who prior to this had no medical facilities in their area.

Currently we are involved in a project at Haruma orphanage in Kiserian, Arusha, Tanzania; where a borehole of more than 40m depth is being drilled to provide a constant water supply, and instalation of solar electricity for pumping the water to improve the facilities for the children.

Having been run informally for many years, the Charity became a legally incorporated body in 2006. Our focus has always been to provide people with the means by which they can improve their own lives and the lives of their families. We believe there is something all of us can do to bridge the gap between our so-called first world; and the lack of food, water, education and adequate housing in the developing world. Please consider becoming an Associate Member or making a donation. Your support is greatly appreciated.

NTM raises funds through a wide variety of local events and the generosity of its supporters in Spain and around the world. All of the money raised by the Charity goes directly to the projects, no deductions are ever made for overheads or expenses and none of the Trustees receive remuneration of any kind.

NTM Trustees & Officers

  • Christopher David – Founder
  • Simon Gilbert – Chairman
  • Ros Norden – Vice Chairman
  • Trudy Gilbert – Secretary
  • Peter Norden – Treasurer
  • Jane Mitchell – Membership Secretary
  • Julie Haigh – Events Organiser
  • Jill Benjamin – Overseas Liasion

Make a Donation

Donations are greatly appreciated, our aims can only be realised by the generosity of our supporters. You don’t need to have a PayPal account to make a donation, you can pay securely using Paypal’s system with any debit or credit card.

Recent News

208, 2017

Mid Summer BBQ 2017

August 2nd, 2017|Categories: News|

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Our annual BBQ really was a scorcher !

We had fab food, service and guests.

780€ was raised thanks to all our generous guests.

Some fantastic raffle prizes were won, including tickets generously donated by Catlanza, Starlight Openair Cinema and Hotel Costa Calero.

Thanks again to Costa Sal, Lydia and […]

2904, 2017

Curry Night & Auction – 29-Apr-17

April 29th, 2017|Categories: News|

A big thank you to all who came to the Curry night and Auction.

Thanks to all of you and our generous sponsors, we raised a fantastic total of 1640.86€.

It will really make a difference to the children in Haruma Orphanage when they get their bore hole to provide water and panels for solar […]

1904, 2017

Curry Night and Auction.

April 19th, 2017|Categories: News|

Come to COSTA SAL Come to COSTA SAL

Join us for a fun evening and help raise money to provide water and power for an orphanage in Tanzania!
At Costa Sal, enjoy a Buffet Curry followed by an auction of fantastic items.

Tickets €20 pp (Limited Qty.)
From:
BookSwop, Costa Luz […]