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Help our children in our local and global communities

Our aim is to break poverty cycle

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What We Do

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Cultural Student Experience

Our aim is to provide valuable resources & experiences that utilize attainable, practical, tangible and accurate examples to ensure structure and success in the lives of young adults.

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Medical Initiative

Annually we provide medical and dental care to underprivileged children in rural Jamaica.

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Educational Assistance Programs

Our MIC Mighty In Character Scholarship Award is presented to two top achievers each year.

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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

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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

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"The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving." – Albert Einstein. The Melbourne and Michael Folkes Foundation is an organization geared towards community development. It will in the near future assist students financially to acquire a better education. Youngsters will benefit by gaining skills that will enable them to be more productive and allow them to become well rounded in life.

Miss Frances Steer, Former Head Teacher, Mount Waddy Primary School, Friendship, Jamaica