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 will be held on Sat 6th November at 2 pm. This will be held online and livestreamed to our Facebook page. All are welcome and further details will be available here shortly.

The current school year started in January 2021 and in this year MMF are paying the fees of, and support, 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.

Mercy Sibande tells us why the work of the MMF is so important in North Malawi.

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 amountWhat it funds for a year
£5School fees at a day school
£10School uniforms for six girls
£20School uniforms for 12 girls
£30Boarding fees for one girl
£35Sanitary pads for all MMF girls
You can set up a monthly donation here.

“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.

OSCR Logo with link to MMF entry