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.
Our 2021 AGM was held on Sat 6th November. We met on Zoom and livestreamed to Facebook. We were delighted to have attendees from Malawi as well as other countries outside of Scotland.
The full meeting, including speeches by Fiddes Msowoya and research report from Dr Isa Uny, available here.
In 2021 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 – The disrupted school year of 2021 has finished and the new school year starts in January 2022. 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.
With the exception of 2020, at least one MMF Trustee visits the schools we support in Malawi each year as part of our governance and development of our relationships there.
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|
Thank you so much for the update, news and stories. I really enjoy reading about everything that has been happening at MMF – and the girls’/ women’s stories were so impressive and inspiring.Penny Turton, London
“I donate regularly to the Mamie Martin Fund because my 3 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