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.

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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 3,500 children through a network of 14 centres in Mulanje district of Malawi.

img_6526-2FOMO 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 300 local volunteers and support workers; 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 2016, 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 2017.

2016 Major Achievements

  • Identification of over 3,500 children
  • Maintained and ran 14 FOMO Centres
  • Built New Centre Buildings at FOMO Chole
  • Funded and build three science classrooms and one Art room
  • Supported all fund raising activities including #runmalawi
  • 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
  • Operating a HIV treatment centre.
  • Assisted patients at the district hospital
  • 179 Workers supported by 130 Local Volunteers
  • Opened and ran a secondary school – 365 students
  • Maintained our links with Intercare (Medicine)
  • Maintained our links with Corps Africa
  • Ran Activities Songs, Drama, Excursions, Dance, Stories, Sport, Reading Classes
  • Ran and Maintained a Maize mill facility
  • Ran the driving school
  • Funded and filled 1 container
  • Provided personal toiletries, shoes, clothes, sport ware and equipment to the children.
  • Distributed goods from the container to the centres and children
  • Funding 1 students at medical college
  • Funded all form 4’s at IT and paid exam fees
  • Provided school uniforms, text books, shoes and educational materials
  • Installed one, and repaired one Borehole
  • Support to all the FOMO registered Primary School Children
  • Maintenance and Repair of Buildings
  • 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 teachers, Italian visitors, Lancaster
  • Grammar school Visitors, Corps Africa volunteers
  • Supported FOMO FC in the Malawi southern region football league.
  • Supported community football and netball.
  • Ran and maintained produce gardens

2017 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,
  • 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 Sazola, Naluwadi, Chinyama, Nessa

Without you none of this could happen. Thank you

Winner of the Beacon Community Builder Award

Direct Aid making the difference