Beds for Fomo for Friends of Mulanje Orphans (FOMO)
Nicolas and Moritz storie
Moritz and I are two university students. We are studying social sciences : migration and integration.Over the next 2 weeks Mo and I are staying in Malawi trying to raise funds to buy the beds for the boys hostel at FOMO.
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 £100 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.
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.Registered Charity Number: 1090727.