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.