Sponsor Prince Xyrus a Grapevine Student

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8 year old Prince comes from a family of rubbish dump scavengers that has moved to 3 different dump locations since the family’s home was destroyed because they did not own the land. They now live in Sito Pintor an isolated village in jungle beside the San Isidro rubbish dump. Prince lives with his Mum and Dad and 4 year old brother in Grandmothers shack- a simple structure that has virtually no furniture apart from an old bamboo frame sofa.

2 years ago, Prince had an opportunity as one of the first children to go to the only school in the village, the new Cashew Early Years School. He did well at reading, counting, and drawing and has a great interest in flowers and animals.

Because of his Early Years success he has started as a Grapevine student which means there is full support to let Prince go to public school every day. The family would not have been able to afford this from their own resources.

Prince’s mother is hugely supportive of him going to school. She understands that education leads to a better life than she has had around the city rubbish dumps.


All that is needed now is a sponsor to ensure that this education can continue. £25 a month, less than £1 a day, is enough to change his world for the better


Children sorting rubbish on the dumpsite Manila

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