History

Since we were founded in 2004, we have been working with local communities to enable sustainable improvements in education and livelihoods. Here you can see how we have grown since our early days, and our proudest achievements and milestones.

2016

Local builders hard at work in Birkharka
  • The first of our re-built and re-designed schools open in Nepal following the devastating earthquakes of the previous year.
  • Expansion of our grants and loans programme in Tanzania with 67 new businesses setup with grants and another 53 loans provided to support growing businesses.
  • Launch of our Education Improvement Project in the Himalayan region of India to introduce a method for the schools to drive their own improvements to all aspects of education provision.

2015

2014

  • Further expansion of Nepal schools support programme: 17 teachers now being funded, plus teacher training programme
  • Growth in student A level sponsorship for students in Nepal
  • Helambu Olympics success
  • Encouraging developments in Tanzania Grants and Loans programme; 700 women now supported.

2013

  • Teacher training initiative and Agricultural project launched in the Himalayan region of India
  • Nepal sponsorship programme launched for A level students
  • School in a Bag launched in Nepal and the Himalayan region of India

2012

  • First Year 10 students graduate from Magno Vale Academy in Darjeeling and secure places at local colleges to continue their education
  • Further expansion of Nepal programme: 27 schools supported and 4,000 children benefitting annually

2011

  • Major new funding for the Tanzania HIV grants and loans programme
  • Magno Vale school building expansion in the Himalayan region of India region
  • In Nepal, a major new programme launched with school building, libraries, new teachers plus training

2010

  • Over 300 HIV positive women had set up business thanks to the HIV grants and loans programme in Tanzania
  • 3 more classrooms built in Tanzania, plus water storage in 6 locations
  • Over 12,000 children benefitting annually
  • Education project in the Himalayan region of India expanded to 9 schools and 2 of these able to make a start in developing secondary education
  • Mondo was awarded a major grant to assist 10 small rural primary schools in Nepal. We built several new classrooms, recruited additional teachers and provided libraries and games equipment

2008-2009

  • Computer and internet facilities to a centre for the blind in Longido, Tanzania
  • A major expansion of the Tanzania HIV Grants programme took place and micro loans were introduced
  • 4 more classrooms built in Tanzania
  • Mondo started building a brand new 8 classroom school in the Himalayan region of India

2006-2007

  • Expansion of the HIV Grants programme to Moshi region and launch of an HIV training and awareness project in the Arusha region of Tanzania
  • Mondo obtain biggest single grant; a 3 year programme from Man Group charity for new classrooms, plus water storage in Tanzania
  • Developing support programme in the Himalayan region of India to help small local schools
  • First ever Mondo funded school building is completed at Mount View in the Kalimpong region
  • Nepal added to our list of countries as we helped support teacher salaries in schools near Kathmandu

2004-2005

  • Initiative taken by ex- Mondo Challenge volunteers to set up the charity
  • Springs into action after the tsunami in Sri Lanka raising £50,000 in just three months
  • Launches flagship HIV Grants programme in Tanzania