Patterson's Summer Term Newsletter

First of all, the photos below show a very good morning for MOET teachers as veteran [more]

Volunteer Kate returns to England and visits pupils at Armathwaite School

Volunteer Kate returns to England and visits Armathwaite School to talk to pupils there [more]


This is the first of Johannes's monthly blogs: [more]

VOLUNTEER UPDATE FROM KATE - Week 13 Friday 10th July

An uneventful, happy week really. Maybe because I've got Ruth to look forward to. I am SO [more]

VOLUNTEER UPDATE FROM KATE - Week 12 Friday 3rd July

Not one of my better weeks. I've been Struck Down with a cold since Monday. Hopefully I'm [more]

VOLUNTEER UPDATE FROM KATE - Week 11 26th June 2015

I'm writing this on Wednesday evening as there's a power cut and I'm sitting with a candle [more]

VOLUNTEER UPDATE FROM KATE - Week 10 19th June 2015

I told myself when I arrived that getting to Week 10 would be a milestone and here I am. [more]

Long-time friends of MOET visit the school after 5 years - May 2015

Together with Hilary Hegarty and Rosemary Wright, we returned to MOET for the first time [more]

VOLUNTEER UPDATE FROM KATE - Week 9 12th June 2015

Another good week here in Mangochi. Especially the weekend, when Mike, Sue, Hilary and [more]


On Friday last week it was sports day at MOET. The morning was thankfully quite cloudy. It [more]


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What is FOMOE?

We are a registered charity, based in the UK, which raises funds to advance the education, relieve poverty and sickness and enhance the preservation and protection of good health of children in Malawi who are orphaned, in particular but not exclusively by helping to fund a school known as  ‘Mangochi Orphans Education and Training’ (MOET)

Why was FOMOE set up?

Since MOET School started in 1999 it has been mainly reliant on just a few generous benefactors.

MOET School in the early days

In addition to this there have been 4 people who have been raising funds in their own communities in the UK independently – all connected to the school in their own way.  Early in 2010 they came together to form a charity.

FOMOE was set up to bring those efforts together in a co-ordinated way and to help put the school on a more secure financial footing by widening the donor base.

This should enable MOET School to not only carry on doing its good work but also to develop new initiatives to enhance the lives and futures of its pupils and the communities they live in.

Please feel free to browse around and learn about MOET School – the children and the projects.

See pictures and videos – old and new and learn about how the school has developed over the years.

Read the latest updates from the Headmaster, from trustees and from the volunteers.

If you would like to join us and become a Friend of MOET School, please see our How to Help page.

There are many ways you can help – all of which are appreciated.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at: info@fomoe.org

What is special about FOMOE?

100% of all donations goes to the end cause – MOET School.

What is special about MOET School?

  • Smaller class sizes enable a much-needed focus on pastoral care
  • Vocational training for older children to prepare them for the outside world
  • Strong sense of sustainability with agricultural projects (Permaculture) and natural medicine (Anamed)
  • Educating communities around where the children live (in crop growing, natural medicine and HIV awareness
  • MOET has been providing one meal a day to pupils since it first began. When times are hard this may be the only food the children get.  It is maize-based but supplemented with food from the school’s vegetable gardens, when supplies allow.

Ultimately it is the dedication of the teachers and children which make MOET School so special.

The school follows the Malawian Ministry of Education’s curriculum but receives no government funding – it is a registered Trust, totally dependent on donations from individuals and organisations.

Guardians Meeting at MOET School

Viktor teaching MOET schoolchildren