About Niños del Tercer Mundo

NTM is a registered charity concerned with the welfare and education of children living in developing countries. We are based in Lanzarote; 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 a health clinic with the collaboration of Nelson & Co. This brought vital primary care to thousands of people who prior to this had no medical facilities in their area.

Having been run informally for many years, the Charity became a legally incorporated body in 2006. Since 2006 we have had various projects, information on projects can be found on the Projects tab.  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 Lanzarote, Spain and around the world. All of the money raised by the Charity goes directly to the projects.


NTM Trustees & Officers

  • Christopher David – Founder
  • Simon Gilbert – Chairman
  • Ros Norden – Vice Chairman
  • Dena Emerson – Secretary & Membership
  • Peter Norden – Treasurer
  • 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

1303, 2019

Collection Tins – March 2019

March 13th, 2019|Categories: News|

Many thanks to the following for their tin collections, raising a massive 79.77€

  • Catlanza                                 18.44€
  • Puerto Calero Supermarket      21.72€
  • A Little Bit Bazaar                     5.87€
  • Tias pharmacy                […]
1303, 2019

Burns Supper results 2019

March 13th, 2019|Categories: News|

Our Burns night proved to be a real success, raising a grand total of 1,381.70€.

The food was beautifully served by Costa Sal and tasted wonderful.

Many thanks to John Mac for his excellent Master of Ceremonies and thought provoking quiz. Thanks to Ronn Ballantyne, Elaine McEwan and Allan Taylor for their time in not only delivering […]

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; […]