Our Impact

Since 2012 The Melanie Jewson Foundation has been working with the doctors, nurses, principals and teachers of Vanuatu to support sustainable development.
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Since 2012, The MJF has worked with many departments at VCH to provide essential locally requested equipment. We are always seeking to ensure that what we donate can have the best possible impact, so we regularly check in with key stakeholders to ensure their satisfaction with our process and to adjust our approach as needed. We are proud of the work we do, and glad to be able to help the extraordinary work of the people and staff at Vila Central Hospital.

For more information on our current and past health projects, click here.

Words can not sum up our gratitude towards your generosity. Indeed we are grateful for your great contribution towards Vanuatu.

– Dr Thyna Orelly, Head of Paediatrics Vila Central Hospital

I just can’t express how grateful I am at what you’ve helped us with. Our service has indeed improved.

– Dr Sereana Natuman, Head of Medicine, Vila Central Hospital


Our partnership with Vila East Primary School (VEPS) has been an extremely positive arrangement for the staff, students and community alike. Since 2014, we have donated books and other resources including readers and a Literacy Benchmarking Kit and have supported the school to take strong ownership of their reading program.

The destruction of Cyclone Harold in 2019 brought much hardship for the people of Sanma Province in Vanuatu’s north and gave The MJF the opportunity to expand its support beyond Port Vila, reinstating early learning resources to 17 cyclone-damaged schools.

For more information on our current and past education projects, click here.

…the Melanie Jewson Foundation has done a lot of valuable service to Vanuatu’s health and education…

– Roy Obed, Former Director, Education Services, Ministry of Education & Training (2019)

Thank you for entrusting us to work with you. We feel very privileged you have chosen us to assist the Melanie Jewson Foundation.

– Rae McKean. Managing Director, Read Pacific, (2021)

Thank you for your continuous help to Vila East School

– Haward Mala, Principal, Vila East Primary School (2015)