Friends of Mulanje Orphans (FOMO)

Registered Charity Number 1090727

Total raised
£4038.50 + £555.00 Gift Aid = £4593.50
+ £442.50 Gift Aid
+ £112.50 Gift Aid

About Friends of Mulanje Orphans (FOMO)

FOMO was established in 2000 to aid Orphans in Mulanje, a district of Malawi, Africa.

From small beginnings in 2000 FOMO has grown and now looks after many thousands of children through a network of 14 centres covering over 90 villages in Mulanje district of Malawi.

FOMO is seen as a success by the children, local committees and officers, (DC, TA’s, Police, heath workers, social services etc), FOMO works by assisting and working with the communities using the traditional values and structures that have served the population in what can only be describes as better time.

FOMO in the UK is run by a small board of trustees whose main work is to raise funds and awareness of the children’s situation. Additionally the FOMO UK is responsible for controlling these funds, identifying and facilitating the needs of FOMO Mulanje.

FOMO Mulanje’s day to day activities are run by a small number of employees, project officer, accountant, playschool teacher, matron plus round 150 local volunteers, that help out with the general day to day functions, cooking, sport, gardening club, choir etc. Each of the 14 centres has a locally elected volunteer committee who are responsible for the day to day running of their centre and they are also responsible for identifying and assessing children in need.

The bridge between FOMO UK and FOMO Mulanje is mainly through our founder Mary, who is in a special position in that she understands Malawi, speaks the language, has a clear view of the injustices and knows how to motivate the local population, and generally is an inspiration and example to us all.

With an eye on the future FOMO, run 14 playschools, a driving school, a computer school, secondary school,(FISS) and a tailoring school/outlet. We, when funds are available, sponsor further education for the children.

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Current fundraising pages

Team Massif: Beds for FOMO

About Nicolas and Moritz
Moritz and I are two university students. We are studying social sciences : migration and integration.
Since two weeks ago my friend Mo and I are traveling through Malawi, visiting the country but also some projects we heard of and which sounded interesting to us and which we wanted to support. On our first day we had the luck to meet Peter, he is from England and came here with the same purpose.
Now all of us are in Mulanje, a city located in the south of Malawi. Here we found the organisation Fomo (Friends Of Mulanje Orphans), an organisation whos main goal is to support local orphans by giving them a roof over the head and something to eat, but also access to educational and medical facilities.We are currently staying at the Fomo facility, met the founder and other important shareholders of this project to see the situation firsthand.
We both want to support this project, and the main objective for now is to get funds to build new beds for the boys dorm. With 50 pounds (or 56 euro) they can build a bed for an orphan kid. The capacity of the facility is 100 beds, so our goal is to reach 5000 pounds, so the 100 orphans have a place to sleep there. We build this fundraising page in hope for your help to reach our goal.
Every donation counts, no matter how big or small it may be.
All funds raised will be passed to the charity irrespective of whether our target is reached, not reached or exceeded.

We are asking that you kindly donate as we try and raise £5000 for beds for the boys hostel. That works out at approx £50 per bed

Mulanje Massif challenge
On the 19 th of September we will spend two days climbing the second highest mountain in Africa, the Mulanje massif, with our friends, which we met here in Malawi and with whom we are supporting this project together. Peter from England and Goster and Manuel from Malawi who are working as volunteers for FOMO here in Mulanje.

Nicolas Kruckemeier

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Malawi Cycle Challenge

We are raising funds and resources for building at FOMO Mangani orphan centre in Mulanje.

The challenge we
have set ourselves is to first climb Kilimanjaro, (5,895m highest point in Africa) then cycle from Tanzania back to Mulanje in Malawi
a distance of 2,455km. While in Mulanje we will then climb Mulanje mountain up to the Sapitwa Peak, the highest point in Malawi, which is at 3,002m.
Stewart Kambewa aka Stewart The Cyclist has done a number of charity challenges helping a wide social programmes:Cycled the full length of Malawi in 8 days - October 1-8, 2016.Cycled the 10 kilometer Chawe uphill from Zomba Metro to Ku Chawe Inn Hotel (Zomba plateau) without a saddle non-stop whilst standing for 45 minutes - September 9, 2017.Cycled the Chikwawa 20 kilometer uphill from Thabwa roadblock to Milare roadblock without a saddle non-stop whilst standing for 1 hour 11 minutes 06 seconds - March 10, 2018.Cycled 302 kilometers from Blantyre to Lilongwe in one day clocking 13 hours 45 minutes - September 8, 2018.Cycled the 30 kilometer Khwekhwerere uphill from Golomoti turn-off along the M5 Salima road to Masasa turn-off along the M1 Blantyre-Lilongwe road without a saddle non-stop whilst standing for 1 hour 50 minutes 22 seconds - April 20, 2019.John Moyenda is a keen cyclist and has organised and managed events in Malawi. He has managed the events and challenges done by Stewart The Cyclist.

Stewart kambewa

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