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Enabling a Sustainable Future


We support the young people of Mozambique to enable them to make a sustainable living and support their communities

Thomas Marshall was a bright, lively and giving teenager from Orford who tragically died in a road accident on the outskirts of the village in the summer of 2009 just before his A level exam results arrived that would have seen him going on to University. His tragic death became the catalyst to set up the Thomas Marshall Education Fund to support secondary and tertiary education in Mozambique.

Thomas's parents Guy & Wendy Marshall supported Vila Maninga with money raised for 'Thomas's Fund'. As support grew and grew they, along with a group of friends, set up TMEF as an independent charity run by trustees. Fundraising activities are organised throughout the year to generate income which is passed directly to Mozambique to support the aims of the fund. All trustees are unpaid volunteers and no expenses are taken from the fundraising.

Frikkie & Juanita de Jager put all our fundraising work into action in Mozambique. They founded a community project in Vila Maninga in 1992, originally to care for orphans, destitute children and the elderly, run a Bible School, primary school and general up-liftment for the community.


As the orphans had all graduated to secondary school and had to be placed in boarding school elsewhere the De Jagers in 2012, together with the community decided to convert the existing establishment into a technical school. The date for the completion for this operation and the handing over to the education department is planned for 2017 although the project is suspended until the political situation in Mozambique improves.


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Registered Charity Number 1154635