2014 AGM – Update

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The AGM held on the 7th March was an enjoyable night and we would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to the evening. A special thanks to all the committee members and supporters, including the staff and volunteers in Mulanje, who have once again done a tremendous job over the last year to keep FOMO running and to expand our facilities in Mulanje.
Though there were bits and bobs of maintenance carried out in Mulanje, the major event was the opening on time, of the FOMO Independent Secondary School (FISS) which is a fantastic additional resource to increase the number of available secondary school places in Malawi. The commitment to education, health, food security and activities FOMO’s main focus, though we do a lot more, and your continued support over the next year will be vital to continuing FOMO’s programmes.
During the AGM thanks were given to the out going committee and a new committee was elected as follows:

  • Gillian Coxhead – Chair
  • Mary Woodworth – Finance
  • Keith Woodworth – Secretary
  • Audrey Toft – Minutes Secretary
  • Jean Smallwood – Member
  • Margaret Tipping – Member
  • Liz Henfield – New Member
  •  Neil Griffiths retained as co-opted Member
  •  Emma Whitlock as a new co-opted Member

 The challenges for 2014

  •  Essential Funding Items
    • Maintain Food, Health, Education & Activity Programmes
    • 400 Secondary School places (Fees)
  • Major Funding Items
    • School Girls Hostel Project (Additional Funding)
    • Replacement vehicles for FOMO Mulanje operation
    • Equipment of Laboratory in FOMO School
    • Send a Container
  • Funding Wish List
    •  Refurbishment of Tailoring School
    • 24 Seater School Bus
    • Additional School block with Lab and 3 classrooms
    • Extension of FOMO Gulumba Centre
    • Build a Maize Mill
    • Water Collection Project (5 Centres) (One completed 2013)
    • Build FOMO Centres at Chole, Sazola, Naluwadi, Chinyama

As tradition has grown over the years at the AGM, a video is shown of some of the activities and FOMO work carried out in the previous year. This video below, (26 minutes long) is also now available on DVD. If you wish a copy of the DVD for fund raising, for FOMO please contact us.