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.
The current school year started in January 2021 and in this year MMF paid the fees of, and supported, 139 girls across six schools, including seven 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.
Mrs Martha Chizumila, Head Teacher at St Mary’s Karonga, tells us about her school.
Covid-19 – Vaccination has started in Malawi and schools are back. They are in their second term of the school year. We have helped the schools with hand-washing facilities. The girls we support have been given locally-made face-masks. Many have needed extra travel money due to the increased numbers of trips to and from boarding schools. We have been able to support them with these needs through Mercy Sibande, our Manager in Malawi.
At least one MMF Trustee visits the schools we support in Malawi each year as part of our governance. This did not happen, of course, in 2020 or 2021.
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 £50.00 a year.
Regular donations are important to our core funding. If you were able to donate something every month, this is the impact it would have
|Monthly amount||What it funds for a year|
|£5||School fees at a day school|
|£10||School uniforms for six girls|
|£20||School uniforms for 12 girls|
|£30||Boarding fees for one girl|
|£35||Sanitary pads for all MMF girls|
“I donate regularly to the Mamie Martin Fund because my 2 year old daughter is desperate to go to school, and I know that will have such a brilliant impact on her life, and donating to MMF is just a small way of contributing to trying to create similar opportunities for girls where access to education can be more challenging.“ Charlie, Edinburgh