DATUM is a small international development charity based in London. Since 2009 we have worked across Asia and Africa to help children gain access to education, healthcare and sanitation.
DATUM is dedicated to building a better future for children in the poorest areas of the world by giving the skills and finances required to construct schools, clinics and ensure that all are provided with clean water and toilets. We have successfully completed projects in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Guinea, Senegal, Tanzania, and Malawi.
This web site illustrates some of these projects and some of the amazing children we have met along the way.
DATUM believes every child has the right to an education, good quality healthcare and clean water.
We partner with rural communities in Asia and Africa, giving our time, skills, and funding to support them to build schools and healthcare clinics and provide access to clean water and sanitation.
Computer Class and Library
Nkhata Bay - Malawi
STEPPING STONES SCHOOL is located in the deprived Mkondezi district of Nkhata Bay. The school currently has 230 pupils of which 112 are boys and 118 are girls. DATUM is working with Butterfly Space to build a new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) classroom and library.
Construction is well underway....
Chisu - Malawi
CHISU is a small village located on the shores of lake Malawi. Chisu Community Day Secondary School currently has 116 pupils...
Leprosy Care Centre
Sonepur - India
A more recent healthcare project is for an existing Leprosy Care Centre in Sonepur, India. DATUM, are working with LEPRA UK to refurbish...
Tal - Nepal
DATUM’s most recent project is for the construction of a new school in Nepal. The original school was damaged beyond repair in floods...
HOW WE HELP CHILDREN
Everyone has the right to education
Education is a fundamental human right. But 258 million children worldwide still did not attend school. So, DATUM builds schools to provide inclusive and quality education for children…
Everyone has the right to life.
Life is fundamental human right. But more than 5.0 million children under age 5, including 2.3 million newborns, died in 2021. So, DATUM works to reduce the tragic mortality rates of children, and mothers…
WATER AND SANITATION
Safe water is essential
Worldwide 2 billion people lack access to clean drinking water and 3.6 billion people do not have access to a toilet. So, DATUM ensures both are provided on all its projects…
WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
JOIN A SPONSORED EVENT
There are lots of difference challenges and events you can take part in. From sponsored walks to running marathons…
ORGANISE AN EVENT
Whether you’re fundraising at your workplace, school or local community group, the possibilities are endless…
If you’re connected with a Trust or Foundation we’d love to tell you more about how you can support our work.