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"The Melbourne and Michael Folkes Foundation means a lot to me. It encourages me keep up the good work that I am doing. It motivates me to excel in my work, to be disciplined, outstanding and hopeful. To strive, to achieve my goals and to be Mighty in Character. To be honest, kind, encouraging and faithful. MIC to the world!"

Lamoy Campbell, Student, Mount Waddy Primary School, Friendship, Jamaica


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