Two FOMA members, Jamie and Sophie, visited Malawi in May 2023 and were able to see one of the supported projects – Joyful Motherhood (Chimwemwe mu’bereki). Accompanied by Program Manager, Glory and Nurse, Verina, Sophie went on one of the site visits and heard how the organisation is the only one integrated with public health services that provide care to family/friends taking care of orphaned children in Malawi. They see approximately 250 children a month and, although the motorbike purchased with the FOMA grant was in for repairs, it has made accessing difficult to reach areas much easier.
Anyone wishing to attend an event should contact the Hon Secretary for further details using the contact form on the Contact page.
There is no charge to attend the events but we suggest that a donation of £10 (minimum) per head should be made to the Charitable Trust Fund to help fund our project activities in Malawi.
The AGM and a social evening was held in London on Friday 22 September 2023.
Our Chairman gave short report on FOMA’s activities during the past year, followed by the Treasurer’s report and then Grants Coordinator detailing the FOMA grants programme and funded projects. With the business of the evening finished, FOMA members were treated to an excellent talk from Dr Alexander Chula, on his recently published book Goodbye Dr Banda, followed by drinks and time to socialise.
A Summer Garden Party was held on Saturday 8 July 2023 with 45 members gathering to socialise, hear updates on the activities of the Association and the charitable work of the Trust Fund in Malawi. Everyone enjoyed the delicious tea and cakes, a raffle with prizes and our FOMA fundraising pop-up shop did very well with sales of handmade cards, homemade jams & marmalade, aprons, tea cosies, tea towels and macrame plant hangers.
A Spring Meeting was held online on 22 April 2023.
The meeting featured three interviews with Malawian recipients of recent FOMA grants on their experiences of implementing their project and a live presentation from a grant project leader.
The AGM, followed by an afternoon meeting was held on 24 September 2022 in Dorchester-on-Thames. A FOMA member gave an illustrated talk on her recent trip to Malawi.
A Summer Garden Party was held in Dorchester-on-Thames on Saturday 16 July 2022.
A Spring Meeting was held online on 23 April 2022.
The meeting featured two presentations by grant recipients on the projects supported by FOMA.