The Church of Central Africa, Presbyterian (CCAP) Synod of Livingstonia has existed for almost 140 years, since the first Scottish Missionaries arrived in Malawi in 1875. In its ministry, it does not only reach out to communities with spiritual care but is also involved in development projects for education, health care, HIV&AIDS, water & sanitation, food security, civic education, etc.
Maxwell M. Banda, former Education Secretary for the Synod of Livingstonia, was involved in the formation of the Mamie Martin Fund and played an important part in forming the official partnership between the charity and the Synod in 2007.
The Mamie Martin Fund supports girls’ at four of the secondary schools run by the Synod in the Northern Region of Malawi, and funds are distributed to the schools by the Synod’s Education Office. The head teachers of the schools, along with representatives from the Education Office, make up the local Mamie Martin committee in Malawi, meeting once each school term to discuss matters relating to the charities activities and officially reporting back to the Mamie Martin Fund in Scotland.