"Through positive and ongoing action, to assist and encourage the youth of Namibia to commit themselves to their future, and to the future of Namibia; to accept accountability for their actions; and to achieve all they are capable of achieving; and in doing so, to help prepare future generations of Namibians for success.``
Michelle McLeans unconditional love for and care towards all Namibian children are proof of the commitment she made in 1992 on the evening of the Miss Universe pageant when she said.
`My priority would be with the children of Namibia, because they are the foundation of every nation" The Michelle McLean Children Trust was established in 1992 and has been running strongly ever since. Through the continuous projects and training programmes of the Trust, many children have been inspired by Michelle`s motto in life:
`If you can imagine it, you can do it.` To ensure that the Michelle McLean Children Trust is financially sustainable, the Board of Trustees has embarked on new ideas and initiatives by engaging in different business ventures.
The first such business venture with which the Trust became involved was Finance in Education (FinEd) in 1998. Together with a commercial bank, FinEd, based on sound business principles, was formed to develop microloans in Namibia.
FinEd, as market leader in microloans, was a registered legal entity with the Registrar of Companies, Namfisa, and had to adhere to the Usury Act of 1968.
During 2002 Nedbank Namibia Ltd became the majority shareholder of FinEd with whom the Trust has had a very long relationship.
Today the Trust, as founder member and shareholder, is still benefiting financially from FinEd.
The MMCT is honoured to have initiated and managed ten projects for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt over the years who donated over half a million Namibian Dollars to assist communities and underprivileged children in Namibia.
The MMCT is currently in its 28th year since its establishment in 1992.
The Trust currently consists of the following projects:
* MICHELLE MCLEAN PRIMARY SCHOOL
* MOTIVATIONAL SPEECHES
* GENERAL ASSISTANCE
* GOLF DAY