To me MIC means that I should be on the right track, to study my books and to read and write better. MIC means Mighty in Character. I am a very mighty person in my character. I love to come first in my class. I am a bright girl. I do not want to waste time. MIC also means to do the things that are right and loving. I like to share, and I respect everyone because I am respectful and patient. I am MIC.

Alliyanna Ferguson, Student, Mount Waddy Primary School, Friendship, Jamaica

The Melbourne and Michael Folkes Foundation means to me that I will be obedient, honest, truthful and help us to achieve our goals. MIC will help me to achieve my goals in class and to follow their steps to be obedient, truthful, honest, kind and faithful. MIC teaches me right from wrong and to do an excellent job in class.

Evon Bartley, Student, Mount Waddy Primary School, Friendship, Jamaica

News

August 15, 2016 Jamaica Observer: Helping Mount Waddy - Michael Folkes gives back to his community

April 13, 2016 The Cincinnati Herald: Michael A. Folkes’ life is more than rags-to-riches tale

August 6, 2015 WLWT-TV Cincinnati: Foundation donates school supplies to Envision Children program

August 5, 2015 WLWT-TV Cincinnati: Foundation helps Envision Children students gear up for school

December 17, 2014:

The man from Friendship, Jamaica: Author & businessman Michael Folkes says 'hard work is not enough'

April 20, 2014: Successful US-based Jamaican gives back to his roots

It was a celebratory atmosphere at the Mount Waddy Primary School in Friendship, Moneague, St Ann last Monday, for the launch of the Melbourne and Michael Folkes Foundation, more popularly referred to as MIC (Mighty in Character).

The Foundation, which is expected to empower the children at the school, as well as community members, was launched by Michael Folkes in honour of his grandfather, Melbourne Folkes. Folkes said that he launched the foundation in order to share his success with people from his roots.   Read full story