First of all I want to tell the Melbourne and Michael Folkes Foundation thanks for everything you do for the school. You are Mighty in Character! You are a hardworking person of God. You are mighty and great to me and powerful in character. God bless you forever.

Tania Mckenzie, Student, Mount Waddy Primary School, Friendship, Jamaica

Michael Folkes showed me that no matter how bad my past was, I have the power to make my life better; and I have. Thank you.

Angel Rose

Educational Assistance Programs

Focused on Michael's own primary school in Friendship, Jamaica, the Educational Assistance Program is joined by Miss Inez Hawthone, Principal of Mount Waddy Primary School.

The Foundation will provide assistance with tuition fees and the provision of educational resources to deserving students to enable them to meet their financial obligations throughout their educational pursuit from elementary through college, thus removing financial barriers to achievement.

Teachers at the school will also benefit, as the Foundation provides educational resources to include, but are not limited to, books, computers, printers etc. so that teachers can enhance their teaching and the students have a competitive platform from which they are technologically up to date in their quest for knowledge.

"There is a distinct difference between intellect and intelligence. Intelligence, I believe, cannot be learned - it is more innate. Intellect, however, can be learned." - Michael A Folkes