Cashew Early Years School

Cashew Early Years gives a child aged 4 to 6, like Joshua*, a head start out of poverty with vital Early Years education.

A head start out of poverty

Joshua*, like all Cashew Early Years children receives free teaching from a professionally qualified teacher on 5 days a week, plus all of his books, pens & paper. In addition, Joshua receives a healthy meal each day, sometimes the only meal that he might eat.

Cashew support is limited to 2 years because after this time each child will be ready to progress to Elementary School, where former Cashew students are renowned for their eagerness to learn.

Transforming lives

Without this support Joshua would likely not receive any Early Years education meaning he would join the school system at the age of 6 with little or no reading or writing skills and almost certainly lacking the social confidence to thrive in this environment. 
You can have the knowledge that you are making a difference to a child like Joshua for just £4 per week. See below for details.

The proof it works

The success of Cashew Early Years is shown as the last 2 head teachers here had had their lives transformed through being previous pupils at Cashew Early Years and graduating to the Grapevine Programme.

Joshua's Story

The support that Joshua gets through Cashew Pre School means that he will be ready for the challenges of Elementary school when he is 6 despite the harsh circumstances of his home life.

Making a difference

To see the difference Cashew Early Years makes, watch the film. The school is doing amazing work right beside Payatas rubbish dump.

Your sponsorship can make this happen

Each Cashew Early Years child needs £16 of support every month - that’s just £4 per week  and these children need new supporters now.

Cashew Early Years School had to close temporarily in 2017 due to a funding shortage but from June 2018 the school is open again welcoming up to 100 children.
As well as knowing that you are transforming the life of a child, like Joshua,  you will also receive introductory information about your sponsored child, an end of school year annual report on your child’s progress and a  Christmas card from your sponsored child


£8 per month provides half the sponsorship for your specific Cashew Child to receive vital education. Children of The Dump will find someone else to match your donation.


£16 per month; provides a full 4 weeks of sponsorship including education and a meal every day


£24 per month; provides a full 4 weeks sponsorship plus a contribution to the teachers pay

If you want to sponsor a child please ‘Add a message’ (MyDonate) or ‘Add special instructions’ (PayPal) when donating, saying whether you wish to sponsor a child under Cashew, Grapevine or Mango Tree House. If you include a phone number we can get back to you to talk you through the options for specific child sponsorship.

Any questions please email us and we will get back to you by phone or email.

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

Our other projects


Grapevine Outreach

Supporting families to enable their children to go to school.


Mango Tree House

A residential home for 50 children without a safe home or family.