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.

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.

We are currently waiting to hear from our project in Tanzania working to provide the installation of solar electricity for pumping water. The water project for the Sekei & Naurei schools in Tanzania will not only to improve the facilities for the children but also those of the surrounding villages.

Our current fund raising is to provide books and equipment for the Kete Alaga Secondary and Primary school in Ethiopia. More information will follow soon!

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
  • Dena Emerson – Secretary
  • Peter Norden – Treasurer
  • Kelly Santoro – Membership Secretary
  • Julie Haigh – Events Organiser
  • Cordula Makosch – Liaison Executive

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

2911, 2018

Christmas Fayre Results & Thanks

November 29th, 2018|Categories: News|

NTM’S Christmas Fayre raised a whopping €2148.25 this year;  as usual we couldn’t do this without all the support we receive.

So here goes with all the thankyous; Santa, Mrs Santa and their elf;  Ronn for taking the photos and Ned for printing them; to all the stall holders who participate and make it so interesting; […]

511, 2018

Sunset Cruise – Kete Alaga schools – Update

November 5th, 2018|Categories: News|










Our annual Sunset cruise in October was a great success with a fabulous sunset and a group of dolphins joined us! We […]

207, 2018

Summer BBQ “results”

July 2nd, 2018|Categories: News|

Our Summer BBQ at Costa Sal raised a fantastic €717.50. We had a fun evening including a quiz on Africa and a few games of Bingo. The food as always was fab with steaks barbecued to order!

We had a brilliant response to our sponsorship book. Our current project is to provide books, teaching aids, desks etc […]