The Melbourne and Michael Folkes Foundation means to me that I am going to work harder, achieve more, serve God and obey my parents. It also encourages me to be confident in anything I am doing. The Foundation helps me to have a high self-esteem and be courageous. Mighty in character- MIC

Jevaun Reid, Student, Mount Waddy Primary School, Friendship, Jamaica

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

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