The Melbourne and Michael Folkes Foundation has helped me to gain confidence. It will help me to be more outstanding. But first of all I need to find God. With the MMFF I will achieve my goals. The MMFF will help me to be obedient, honest and independent. The MMFF will create a brighter tomorrow for me. The MMFF will help me to excel and have the potential to maximize in what I do. I believe it will help me to do Godly good. The Foundation will help me to know God and it means I will succeed in my work.

Arianna Byfield, Student, Mount Waddy Primary School, Friendship, Jamaica

Michael's speech made me realize that even in the toughest times you need to look forward because if you work hard enough you can get anywhere in life. The experience has showed me that if I put in the time and effort into something I want to achieve I can achieve it.

Kane Proctor

Media Gallery

As events and developments occur we will upload a selection of testimonials, news articles, video clips and photographs so that you can get a flavor of the work, the passion and the commitment of all those involved.



  • Health Fair Highlights Jamaica & MAF Day in Cincinnati, Ohio 2016
  • You're The Only One That Can Keep You Motivated!
  • Don't Suppress Your Feelings
  • MIC Leader Michael Folkes Inpires Youth To Not Give Up
  • Mike Dardis pt  1
  • Vacation Homes
  • MIC Leadership at Fulton
  • MIC Speaks at Fulton 04
  • Michael Folkes On Profile
  • Patchy on Kindness
  • MIC Introduction
  • Mrs.  Inez Hawthorne
  • Folkes Foundation Launch Event
  • Students Singing Jesus Take The Wheel
  • The Reason Why I Wrote This Book
  • The Power of Prayer and Divine Intervention



  • Children's Testimonials
  • Ms.  Frances Steer
  • Bill Watrous Testimonial
  • Matt Snelson Testimonial



  • Mount Waddy Primary School
  • Foundation Launch 14th April 2014
  • Mount Waddy Methodist Church
  • Mount Waddy Primary School Yard
  • Mount Waddy Primary School Devotion/Physical Education Area
  • Foundation Launch 14th April 2014
  • Mount Waddy Primary Faculty Members
  • Foundation Launch 14th April 2014
  • Foundation Launch 14th April 2014
  • Foundation Launch 14th April 2014
  • Foundation Launch 14th April 2014
  • Foundation Launch 14th April 2014
  • Foundation Launch 14th April 2014
  • Foundation Launch 14th April 2014


  • Cloth dolls
  • Collage of craft pieces
  • Floor mat made from scrap cloth
  • Floor mat made from shredded scrap cloth
  • Handbags made from recycled newspaper and paper bags dust bin decorated with sand
  • Jamaica National Bird Doctor Bird made from tissue
  • Jamaica national coat of arms made from tissue
  • Jamaica National Flag made from tissue
  • Map of Jamaica made from wood sand and cord
  • Model washing machine made from cardboard
  • Newspaper flowers and plastic bottle and wood vase
  • Pencil holder made from icecream fudge sticks saving pan piggy bank made from wood wooden bed
  • Picture made from seeds and pencil shavings
  • Stuffed animals and wooden vases
  • Trinket box made from match sticks and wooden clothes pins
  • Turtle made from coconut shell
  • Walking Sticks made from tree root

"Discernment from a spiritual perspective is a powerful force." - Michael A Folkes