The Melbourne and Michael Folkes Foundation means to me that I will be obedient, honest, truthful and help us to achieve our goals. MIC will help me to achieve my goals in class and to follow their steps to be obedient, truthful, honest, kind and faithful. MIC teaches me right from wrong and to do an excellent job in class.

Evon Bartley, Student, Mount Waddy Primary School, Friendship, Jamaica

Mighty in Character means to strive for excellence and goals. It means a lot to me. It helps me to become better. It helps me and my classmates to do well in class. It gives me confidence.

Juliet Carter, Student, Mount Waddy Primary School, Friendship, Jamaica

Educational Assistance Programs

Focused on Michael's own primary school in Friendship, Jamaica, the Educational Assistance Program is joined by Miss Inez Hawthone, Principal of Mount Waddy Primary School.

The Foundation will provide assistance with tuition fees and the provision of educational resources to deserving students to enable them to meet their financial obligations throughout their educational pursuit from elementary through college, thus removing financial barriers to achievement.

Teachers at the school will also benefit, as the Foundation provides educational resources to include, but are not limited to, books, computers, printers etc. so that teachers can enhance their teaching and the students have a competitive platform from which they are technologically up to date in their quest for knowledge.

"There is a distinct difference between intellect and intelligence. Intelligence, I believe, cannot be learned - it is more innate. Intellect, however, can be learned." - Michael A Folkes