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

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

Who is Patchy

Who is Patchy? In short, Patchy IS “Mighty In Character.” Neither proud nor ashamed, he is a little boy, blessed beyond his wildest dreams, who chooses always to view his cup as half full instead of half empty. 

He loves to share his positive outlook on life, as well as his many life lessons with others. In doing so, he hopes to become more enlightened. He hopes that by shining some light on life’s toughest issues and sprinkling those lessons with just a dash of humor, he can encourage others always to see even the negatives in life as opportunities to unearth the positives as well––and to live every single day Mighty In Character!


Patchy on Kindness