The Mandala Trust is a UK-based charity dedicated to supporting children and young people in vulnerable situations around the world.
This is accomplished through the development of an ever-expanding network of volunteers, supporters, and community-based organisations who work together in friendship and solidarity. As a collective we are committed to the values of generosity, kindness, compassion, wisdom, and understanding.
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We at the Mandala Trust believe it is the right of every individual to live a life of dignity and safety.
Project: Koinonia Trust Trauma Healing Centre, Liberia Read more
Since the 1980s, the people of the West African Republic of Liberia have suffered two civil wars and, in 2014–16, recurrent outbreaks of the Ebola virus.
The Koinonia Trust is a registered Liberian charity which works alongside local religious and community leaders to support personal, family and community development. The Mandala Trust has provided funds to train local people as trauma healing facilitators for children, as well as for an educational project. In 2020, the Trust also funded the provision of kit for a youth football team, and instruments for a youth choir.
Project: Theatre for Everybody, Gaza Strip, Palestine Read more
Political and military conflict in the Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip, Palestine, has caused injury, homelessness and thousands of deaths, and led to widespread hopelessness about the future.
For the past 30 years, Gaza-based Theatre for Everybody has provided a creative forum for children and adults to express their problems and concerns. Mandala Trust funding has enabled drama workshops for young people, resulting in two presentations which were publicly performed and filmed.
Helping Refugees in Jordan, Jordan Read more
The devastating civil war in Syria which began in 2011 has led to millions of refugees fleeing in search of safety and a viable life. Many have been taken in by Jordan, which has also accepted Iraqi refugees. The vast majority receive little or no food aid, and no medical aid, and few are granted work permits.
Nearly half of the Syrian refugees in Jordan are children. Although they can register with a local government school, there are simply not enough school places available for the children. Iraqi refugee children are not eligible for any state education.
The Mandala Trust is delighted to be working with Helping Refugees in Jordan in its inspiring projects to provide high quality, compassionate education for traumatised Syrian and Iraqi refugee children.
Through targeting dedicated organisations and individuals working for their communities at a grassroots level, and supporting them through small grants, capacity building, and developing sustainability, we are able to achieve real and lasting benefits for those children and young people we aim to serve.
This ever-expanding circle of kindness which has become the Mandala Trust has now reached communities throughout the world. At the centre of all that we do is a firm commitment to promoting and taking action through simple acts of kindness, be it through fundraising, volunteering, or delivering life-changing services on the ground; and it is this simplicity of purpose which both grounds and energises our activities, making it a truly wonderful organisation to be a part of.