In the light of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, we have been working at a distance in Scotland since March. We continue to be available by email at [email protected]
Covid-19 numbers have been declining in Malawi and the schools have re-opened. Through Mercy we have supplied water buckets and soap, or sanitizer to the schools with which we work. We have also provided each of our girls with a cloth face mask, purchased from a local tailor. The long school closure has involved quite a bit of hardship but we are glad that only one girl (out of 138) did not return to school. She was married during the closure period.
Welcome to the Mamie Martin Fund website. The Mamie Martin Fund was established in 1993 by the family and friends of Mamie Martin, to advance the education of girls in secondary school in North Malawi.
This year (2019-20) we pay the fees of, and support, 138 girls across six schools, including six girls at a school for Deaf children in Embangweni. We work with the CCAP Synod of Livingstonia, Mchengautuba Community Day Secondary School in Mzuzu and with the RC Diocese of Karonga.
At least one MMF Trustee visits Malawi each year as part of our governance.
Fees at a boarding school (necessary for reasons of distance, safety and allowing the girls to study) are approx £350.00 a year. Fees at the Community Day school which we support are considerably lower at £55.00 a year.
“Your appeal is that you are focused; know your area, partners and client group well; have a small but committed group of supporters; and, most importantly, will have a long term impact through the education of girls. Not a difficult choice to make!”Comment from a donor, explaining why she chose the Mamie Martin Fund.