First Impressions from volunteer Kate Bernard - 17th April 2015

I'm not sure where to start! Still getting my head around it all. It's been quite a week. [more]

Government Examination 6th to 8th May 2015 preparations

It is that time of year when Standard 8 students start boarding at MOET and spend most of [more]

President Peter Mutharika approves a law which lifts the age for marriage from 16 to 18.

Human rights activists had pushed for the law, saying Malawi had one of the highest rates [more]

Christmas 2014 at MOET

As usual MOET School organizes a Christmas party for the children at the end of every [more]

Update on Elma Foundation Project - February 2015

Some of these guardians have been sleeping in leaking houses.  In an effort to ease some [more]

Update on the Outreach Program - February 2015

PERMACULTURE The outreach program is one of MOET’s main programs.  Guardians to [more]

Flood Damage Update - February 2015

A total of 132 orphans from MOET have been displaced by the floods.  Class attendance of [more]

Account of the January 2015 Floods - from Patterson

It started as a normal rainy day as usual.  It was the early hours of Thursday the 8th of [more]


On 8th January the river  close to MOET over-flooded and affected the school.  There was [more]


Wim and Els are on a mission, cycling around the world (literally), looking for worthy [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