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FOMOE—Friends of Mangochi Orphans Education - is a UK-based charity that raises funds and recruits volunteers to educate orphans and vulnerable children who attend MOET School in Mangochi, a small town in Malawi, Africa.


Our vision is to create a brighter future for Mangochi orphans by giving them access to quality education. We believe every child deserves a chance to learn and grow, and we strive to make this possible by partnering with local organizations and benefactors around the world.


Our mission is to bring efforts together in a coordinated way and help put the school on a more secure financial footing by widening the donor base. This should enable MOET School to continue doing its good work and develop new initiatives to enhance the future of its pupils and their communities.

About us

Established in 2010, FOMOE - Friends of Mangochi Orphans Education - is a registered UK charity dedicated to educating some of the least fortunate children in the little town of Mangochi, Malawi, in Africa.  We achieve this by supporting the Mangochi Orphans Education and Training (MOET) school, funding primary education, covering fees for students progressing to secondary schools, and even supporting some students through university.


MOET school was founded in 1999 by Patterson Majonanga, a retired headmaster who noticed the lack of educational opportunities for orphans in Mangochi. Initially, the school started with just 10 orphans taught under a grass shelter but has since grown to over 400 primary school students,  + 30 secondary school students, and +10 university students, a remarkable achievement for FOMOE, considering that less than 1% of students in Malawi go on to tertiary education.

FOMOE team ensures that every pound raised goes directly to the school to support these students, avoiding third-party fees or fund diversion. As a registered UK charity, we maintain audited financial accounts, conduct regular trustee meetings, and submit annual returns. Despite its growth, MOET school remains manageable by a small team in Mangochi, providing excellent pastoral care and a comprehensive education from primary through secondary to tertiary levels.


Learn about the team driving our charity's mission with dedication.

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