Childrens Charity transforming young lives in Manila through education

Children of the Dump - Children's Charity

Children of the Dump is a prominent UK-based children’s charity, offers you a unique opportunity to make a lasting impact by sponsoring a child's education in the Philippines. Our mission revolves around delivering essential family support and compassionate care to underprivileged children living in dire conditions near the Payatas and San Isidro rubbish dumps in Manila.

Currently, we are dedicated to enhancing the lives of approximately 300 children through various comprehensive initiatives. Our efforts extend to those who have faced neglect, abuse, and even abandonment. Since we were formed in 1975, Children of The Dump, in collaboration with our esteemed Filipino charity partner ASCF, has been tirelessly working to break the cycle of poverty by providing access to quality education for these young children.

Help us bring about positive change and uplift communities through education. Your sponsorship can be the stepping stone that transforms lives and paves the way for a brighter future.

Children in need of sponsors today

Start the process of sponsoring a child in poverty by supporting a childs education in Manila, at this moment, two young children eagerly await the chance to secure their educational future through your invaluable support and to have their education place to be sponsored today.

We welcome and embrace sponsors from every corner of the globe.

Your donation is a powerful way to help transform lives. By giving your support you become part of the solution.

Young child working on the dump in Manila
Sponsored Girl in uniform

Saving Children from Poverty

My name is Rosa, I used to work on the Payatas dump with my family everyday within the rotting rubbish and rats. We would collect plastic and glass things, wash them in the stream nearby and Dad would sell them on. Now, because of my sponsor through the Grapevine project, I am getting help to go to school.  One day I hope to be a nurse and to move my family away from working on the Dump. Another sponsor will help my little sister go to the Cashew project so she will be ready to go to school next year.

How to Support a Childs Education

Sponsor a child or make a one off or monthly donation

Children of the Dump offer a variety of ways you can be involved. Sponsor a child and transform the life of an individual boy or girl and ensure their education. Alternatively, contribute through recurring or one-time donations, channeling support to areas of utmost urgency.

As a sponsor, you'll forge a meaningful connection. You'll receive captivating photos, heartfelt handwritten messages, and regular updates directly from the child's community, keeping you closely connected to the impact of your generosity.

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Monthly Donation

Make a Regular Monthly Donation of an amount that suits you that helps all the children with the ESSENTIALS programme. 

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Sponsor an Individual Child

There are young children looking for their place in education to be sponsored today. Sponsors are welcome from anywhere in the world. 

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One off Donation

You can make a One off Single Payment donation if a Regular Monthly Donation is not right for you.

Standing Order Sponsorship & Donations

For a regular donation by standing order please download our Standing Order Form below

More on child sponsorship

Letters & gifts for the children you sponsor

You are invited (but do not have to) send birthday and Christmas cards to your child in our regular parcels to Manila. If you want to send a gift we ask that you make a bank payment to us in the UK, £10 is a good amount, and we transfer that to the Philippines. Your sponsored child gets to spend that locally. Please note that it can take a couple of months to get cards to your child.

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Change your sponsorship

Don’t worry if you are unsure about making a long term commitment to sponsorship. You can stop your sponsorship (or change the amount) at any time and Children of The Dump will make sure that there is a replacement in place so that your child suffers no disappointment.
Contact us in you would like more information.
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Share child sponsorship

If you don’t want to fully sponsor a child that is fine too and you might like to make a contribution every month sharing sponsorship with another supporter of Children of the Dump.
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