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 building and equipping Pangani Special School, near Naivasha, Kenya. This project will provide boarding facilities for boys and girls with learning and/or physical disabilities.
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
Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday 10th March at 6pm in the El Puntal meeting room at the Costa Calero Hotel, Puerto Calero. There will be a screen for video and photographs. The meeting will begin with drinks and canapes and the business of the evening starts at 7pm.
Everyone is welcome to […]