FOMO Malawi

Friends of Mulanje Orphans, (Malawi)

Community Orphan Care

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UK Charity No 1090727 Malawi Charity No CONGOMA C159/2003 & NGO/R/05/08

100% of your donation will provide direct help to sustain and improve the children’s lives. Making that difference.

FOMO has been there since 2000 looking after orphaned and vulnerable children in Malawi will you be there for them in the future?

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Friends of Mulanje Orphans (FOMO) is a community based orphan care programme supporting over 4,500 children through a network of 14 centres in Mulanje district of Malawi. FOMO covers all aspects of the children’s welfare including health through our outreach clinic, formal and informal education, food security and production. The programme also covers pre-school, out of school activities and further learning through our play schools, computer, driving and tailoring schools. The programme also covers the provision of school materials, personal items (Soap, clothes, blankets, and mosquito nets) and community much more.

The programme is run by a very small staff with over 200 local volunteers; our funds are raised by a small, but resourceful volunteer committee in the UK.

FOMO provides direct aid and reaches out to many thousands of orphaned and vulnerable children, but we do need a regular source of funding and your personal donations are both valued and appreciated.

FOMO established June 2000 is a registered charity in both the UK & Malawi

This is a list of some of the FOMO’s achievements in 2015, and we would like to say a big thank you to everyone that has contributed to helping the children and trust that you will help us once again in 2015.

2015 Major Achievements

  • Identification of over 4,500 children
  • Maintained and ran 14 FOMO Centres
  • Maintained the children feeding programme, 1.1 million meals a year
  • Maintained Health Care to the children most in need
  • Operating a day Clinic and Outreach programme
  • Extended clinic facilities for HIV treatment centre.
  • Gave food, clothing , mosquito nets and blankets to Flood victims in Mulanje District
  • Assisted patients at the district hospital
  • 179 Workers supported by 130 Local Volunteers
  • Maintained (Repainted/repaired) 2 Centres
  • Opened and ran a secondary school – 311 students
  • Maintained our Links with Intercare (Medicine)
  • Purchased additional 22 bunk beds and mattresses for the school hostels
  • Ran Activities Songs, Drama, Excursions, Dance, Stories, Sport, Reading Classes
  • Ran and Maintained a Maize mill facility
  • Ran the driving school
  • Purchased a car for the driving school
  • Funded and filled 1 container
  • Provided toiletries, shoes, clothes, sport ware and equipment to the children
  • Distributed goods from the container to the centres and children
  • Funding 2 students at university
  • Funding 1 students at medical college
  • Funding 1 students at nursing school college
  • Funding 1 students at Malawi polytechnic
  • Funded all form 4’s at IT and paid exam fees
  • Funded 256 children to go to secondary school
  • Provided school uniforms, text books, shoes and educational materials
  • Support to all the FOMO registered Primary School Children
  • Maintenance and Repair of Buildings
  • Maintenance and Repair of 4 Bore Holes
  • Installed 2 new borehole
  • Ran and Maintained 14 Play Schools
  • Ran and Maintained the computer school
  • Ran and Maintained the tailoring school
  • Ran and Maintained small basic recording studio
  • Hosted visitors and oversea volunteers including Bay House School, Scottish teachers
  • Supported FOMO FC in the Malawi southern region football league.
  • Supported community football and netball.
  • Ran and maintained produce gardens
  • 2016 Major Challenges

    Secure Funding for FOMO’s Essential Core Activities:

    • Food Programme
    • Clinic and Outreach Programme
    • Secondary School places (Fees)
    • School Teaching Resources & Equipment
    • Activity programme (Sport, Art, Music etc)

Wish List: Funds needed

  • Send a Container, (2016 Completed)
  • Build Additional Classroom at FOMO’s school (4 Classrooms) (2016 Completed)
  • Build Boys Hostel (Girls Hostel already completed)
  • Water Harvesting and Heating Project (5 Centres)
  • School Security Wall
  • Refurbish Tailoring School
  • Refurbish existing FOMO Centres
  • Build FOMO Centres at Chole , Sazola, Naluwadi, Chinyama, Nessa, (Chole 2016 Completed)

    Winner of the Beacon Community Builder Award

    Helping does make the difference