Footprinter report: Eilidh Lamont in Ghana

By Eilidh Lamont I live in a small village called Lolobi Ashiambi with my project partner, Karina. It’s about 2 miles north East out of the nearest small town, Hohoe, where there’s a weekly market and a restaurant that actually serves western type food. (But your shortest wait to be served is no less than an hour…at best!) We’re located in the Volta region of Ghana, very near the borders of Togo. It’s exceptionally beautiful. This particular area is decked with trees and hills, in […]

Footprinter report: Learning Thai, Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand

By Cameron Welsh The start of October saw Kevin and I repack our rucksacks and meet some of the other volunteers who are at projects close to ours at Ubon bus station. We were preparing to spend 3 weeks living and learning some basic conversational Thai in the northern city of Chiang Mai. It was great seeing the others again after a month and sharing stories about our experiences so far. An 18 hour bus ride ensued where I made the monumental mistake of wearing […]

Footprinter report: Cambodia, Christmas and Crickets

By Michael Freer The past two months have flown by as they usually do somewhere new and exciting. I am volunteering at a grass roots organisation called FKC – Future of Khmer Children (www.khmerchild.org). They are a small organisation with all Cambodian staff members who are friendly, funny and caring. We are working together to create a new curriculum at the school as well as looking at ways to improve things. We all teach daily, and I have the intermediate class, the highest class out […]

Footprinter report: Cameron Sinclair

For the last 6 months I have been volunteering in the Himalayas which has been a whirlwind of fun and amazing experiences. I have learnt so much in the time I have spent abroad which has taught me many things I could not hope to find anywhere else. One great aspect about volunteering is the number of amazing and interesting people you meet from all over the world. I now have friends on every continent and have already started visiting them. Even though you get […]

Initial report: Ceri Thomas

I am very grateful for the funding that Hazel’s Footprints Trust has given me towards my volunteering placement in Fiji. First a little about me: I will be 19 in January and last year I completed my Diploma in Child Care and Education at my local college, Coleg Gwent, in Pontypool, Wales. I live with my mum and dad, and have one sister, Laura. I have always wanted to do overseas volunteering. When I was in Primary School we had a talk on children in […]