Charity update from Future Hope Montessori School August 2014

Hazel’s Footprints is excited to be supporting The Vipingo Village Fund in Kenya with a £10,000 grant. Here’s a little bit more about the work they do. The Vipingo Village fund, which built, funds and operates Future Hope Montessori School, is a small, family run, UK registered charity that supplies all the needs from education, health care, daily nutritious food to fun, stimulation and providing a window onto the outside world, for 123 totally destitute children, all of whom are in some way HIV/AIDS affected. […]

Ceri Thomas Report 3: Settling in to Fijian life

Bula (Hello) again from Fiji. I am now 7 1/2 months in to my volunteer placement here. As you may have read from my last report l was originally only staying in Fiji from January to August (7 months). After my difficult start I got through it and l definitely believe I came out stronger. I learned to appreciate every little thing and I can honestly say I am loving every minute now. In April I made a big decision and decided to extend my […]

Klaire Connor, Zambia: Initial Footprinter Report

On 27th November 2014 I will head off to Zambia for a year, my Gap year away will be full of challenges and opportunities. Getting ready and preparing for a year away has its own challenges. What to take along seems to be the least of my worries, with still lots of unknowns and what ifs. Getting ready to go – vaccination, anti-malarial medication, insect repellent (a lot of insect repellent) and the other necessities (including a good supply of teabags) are all starting to […]

Final Report: Lewis Murray in South Africa

This is my final report about my volunteering year in South Africa. I have been home for a few weeks now and I think I am just about getting used to everything again. Although pleased to be home amongst family and friends, there are many things I miss about South Africa, most of all the people I worked with in my projects. Before I start to explain the things I have learned from my year in The Hamlet, I thought I would bring you up […]

Rosie’s Year in Uganda – Final Report

My last few months in Uganda were probably the best of my life so far. My partners and I kept so busy as we were intent on getting everything ticked off our Ugandan bucket lists! My project partners, Alice and Alice, and I all got on extremely well and really put everything we could into our work at Childrens Sure House. In time for the start of the second term (our last term), we all helped pay for a full set of curriculum books from […]

Katie Ingham – Final Report

How do I conclude this year? How do I manage to put this year into words? I will struggle but I will try… My main thought is I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S ALL OVER! I still have moments when I’m walking down a street in my town wondering if it was all some amazing dream! Life back here suddenly seems so normal, predictable even – nothing has really happened and mostly life is trundling along as it was before I left. Yet here I am, having […]