UK Charity No 1090727. Registered Charity in Malawi with CONGOMA & NGO Boards


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?

Are you able to leave a gift in your will to help the children out of poverty?

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 150 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

2020 as we all know has been very difficult and challenging, but we did keep going and this is a list of some of the FOMO’s achievements in 2020, 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 2021.

2020 Major Achievements

All things have been affected to some degree by Covid and the outlook is unknown.

  • Identification of over 3,500 children
  • Maintained and ran 14 FOMO Centres
  • Maintained the children feeding programme, to 3500 children
  • 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
  • 150 Volunteers and support workers
  • Ran a secondary school 500 + students, ( This was closed due to Covid for 4 months, but is now open under Covid rules
  • Maintained our links with Intercare (Medicine)
  • Maintained our links with KitAid (Sports Kit)
  • Ran Activities Songs, Drama, Excursions, Dance, Stories, Sport, Reading Classes
  • Ran and Maintained a Maize mill facility
  • Ran the driving school
  • Provided personal toiletries, shoes, clothes, sport ware and equipment.
  • Distributed goods from the container to the centres and children
  • Funding 1 students at medical college
  • Provided school uniforms, text books, shoes and educational materials
  • Support to all the FOMO registered Primary School Children
  • Maintenance and Repair of Buildings
  • Ran and Maintained 14 Play Schools
  • Ran and Maintained the tailoring school
  • Ran and Maintained small basic recording studio
  • Supported community football and netball. FOMO FC suspended due to Covid

2021 Major Challenges

Secure Funding for FOMO’s Essential Core Activities:

  • Food Programme
  • General Clinic, HIV Clinic and Outreach Programme
  • Secondary School Places (Provide Fees)
  • School Teaching Resources & Equipment
  • Finish new hostel, (Ceiling, Water Tanks, Furniture including more beds)
  • Activity programme (Sport, Art, Music etc)

Wish List: Funds needed

  • Fund and sent a 40ft Container
  • Additional School Classroom Block
  • Additional Girls Hostel Block
  • Additional furniture for school and centres, (Desks, Chairs, Tables)
  • Build school sports gym facility for sports development
  • Water Harvesting Project (5 Centres)
  • School and centre Solar Water heaters to help reduce firewood used
  • School Security Wall
  • Create sports field at school on existing land, (On going)
  • Refurbish existing FOMO Centres
  • Build FOMO Centres at Naluwadi, Nessa, Mangani
    • Mangani was due to be built in 2021, but due to Covid this has been delayed until 2022 when it is hoped funds will be available.

Without you none of this could happen. Thank you

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