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

301, 2018

Burns Supper 2018

January 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|

Our Burns Supper raised an amazing €1533!!

It was a fab night, many thanks to all our supporters.

  • The British School donated a wonderful hamper which raised €230 in “Heads and Tails”.
  • ColorWorks donated many cinema tickets as Raffle Prizes.

2811, 2017

Christmas Fayre 26 Nov 2017

November 28th, 2017|Categories: News|

Our annual Christmas Fayre was once again held at Macher sociadad. We had wonderful support from stall holders, volunteers and visitors, it may even have been our busiest ever.

We made a massive €2,187 and all of this goes directly to our projects!

Santa arrived early for the children and received many letters ready for the big day, […]

910, 2017

Sunset Cruise

October 9th, 2017|Categories: News|


Wow, what a great cruise, the photos say it all!
Many thanks to San Antonio bakery for their generosity, Overseas for their kind donations, John & Clinton for their tasty pizza nibbles, Suso for his excellent work behind the bar, Lineas Romero for their fantastic boat and staff; we couldn’t have asked for more!
Diana Craig not […]