Educating and providing accommodation for street children in Manila, Philippines

Asian Students Christian Trust (ASCT) works with destitute children, who live off rubbish dumps, in the Manila area of the Philippines.  It operates Cashew Street School which opened in 1998 and is within 200 yards of the massive Payatas dump.

It also operates Mango Tree House, a residential home in Manila, built in 2009 is home to 45 young people age 5-19.  Here the children are fed clothed, educated and above all loved in a large family type community with qualified staff, house parents and a resident teacher.

The Grapevine Project extends family care and education support to children with loving families, but whose financial situation means they have to work rather than attend school, by providing financial assistance and regular support through home and school visits.  ASCT aims to help them gain an education and break out of the cycle of poverty.

Contact at 01276 707633 or office@asct.org.uk

Further information and short video clips at:

http://www.asct.org.uk

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