April 14th, 2014 was a very special day to me because Michael Folkes explained to the Mt Waddyians how he would help us with our school fees, lunches and books. This Foundation will make me maintain my grades and become more focused and develop much more in my work. This Foundation will help my mother a lot with my school fee and sending me to school. This foundation is like a gift to me. It will make me proud and not just me but my family too, as well as my teachers who have helped me from grade one through to grade six and teaching me right from wrong. This is a chance for me to shine and to become a better person in life.

Zoria Lewis, Student, Mount Waddy Primary School, Friendship, Jamaica

MIC has made many changes in my life since it was launched on April 14, 2014. It gives me the courage and the ability to do much better than I usually did before. It has made me a better girl, and I have learned to do many more possible things.

Kellanie Kelly, Student, Mount Waddy Primary School, Friendship, Jamaica


The Melbourne and Michael Folkes Foundation has four main initiatives in progress at this stage. Sustenance Farming to provide employment, and return profit to the Foundations other initiatives; Auditorium to provide a community-wide venue for health and cultural activities; Educational Assistance Program to remove financial barriers to achievement; Medical Care to provide health awareness and provision. 

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"By nature human beings are drawn to strength, not weakness." - Michael A Folkes