Michael Matthews Foundation



together we're helping
Children go to School


children benefiting


of donations
direct to education projects




The Michael Matthews Foundation manages donations from the Matthews Family, friends and supporters for education projects in Africa and Asia.


Vital school

We've funded classrooms, bathrooms, and teachers’ housing where needed. Parents donate labour and local materials. Together the Matthews Family and MMF supporters have helped provide the rest. Read more...


Safe accommodation
for girls

“I used to walk 5 miles to school and back. Arriving home I would find no food, no water and a lot of work. I’m very happy to stay in the hostel. It has changed my life” Read more...

Melissa, Lundamatwe Secondary School



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1000 students in remote rural schools using tablets to learn.
“When I first held the tablet I was afraid even to touch it!” Read more...


You're helping girls like Jenipha stay in school and achieve their dreams.

"Sometimes we run out of food at home, especially from January to May. Village life is hard. The MMF hostel is wonderful and has come at the right time. It will protect girls and help us finish school. I’m studying hard to achieve my dreams of being a teacher."

Jenipha, Lulanzi Secondary School


Michael Matthews

Michael Matthews (Mike) died in 1999 when descending from the summit of Mount Everest.  
Mike was much loved and is greatly missed – his name continues to be a force for good.

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