Project information

FOMO’s School Project

FOMO’s School Project: Malawi Education system is in a chronic state and there is a major shortage of secondary school places..

FOMO wishes to further help the children that have worked so hard but have not been selected by building a school. Helping has made a difference and together achieve.

January 2010 - August 2013

Charity information

Friends of Mulanje Orphans (FOMO)

Friends of Mulanje Orphans (FOMO) logo
  • Need


    Shortage of secondary school places


    By supplementing the state school system

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To build and run a day seconday school


    » The land is secured, therefore we need to raise funds for the school phased build

    When the school is built. The school will follow the Government's school curriculum and be monitored by the local Education Authority (LEA)

    Aim 2

    To upgrade the day school for boarding due to the distance many of the children have to travel.


    » This is a fund raising project only

    To make boarding facilities due the distance many of the children have to travel from their villages.

  • Impact


    Education is a fundamental gift which leads to unknown horizons. The projects success will be measured by formal examinations and the development of Malawi..


    Lack of funding.and monitoring of the building project

    Continual fundraising and close monitoring between UK and Malawi


    Through our website when the project starts and updates by email.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £300,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £200,000 Phased 1-4 build 16 classrooms & Furniture, Admin Block
      £100,000 Phase 5 & 6 Accomodation blocks

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Private Donations £36,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Mulanje Malawi Africa


    Orphaned and vulnerable children in Mulanje district of Malawi who have passed their standard 8 but not been selected to Government secondary schools, due to shortage of places

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    FOMO is the only major organisation in the district providing direct aid to over 5000 orphaned and vulnerable children, through a network of 13 centres. FOMO already operates 13 play schools, feeding programme, health care, clothes, stationery, activities and skills for life.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Mary Woodworth

    Charity Founder and Director. She has also project managed many large buildings in Mulanje with the assistance of the FOMO team in Mulanje