Update on Open Way Pre-Schools in Ethiopia

Main Shigesho school building in Ethiopia

In November 2017, Hazel’s Footprints agreed a grant of £3,600 for Open Way, a charity which supports pre-school education in rural Ethiopia.  The grant funds the  2018 running costs, including salaries, of 9 pre-school classes. One year on, we are very pleased to share an update on how well they’ve been getting on. The Trustees of Hazel’s Footprints are very impressed so far. Consequently, we have decided to that Open Way will receive funding for the same 9 classes again in 2019.   How the grant is being used […]

Guest blog by Educate for Life’s Iona-Jane Harris

Hunar Ghar school in India

We are very excited to share a blog written by Iona-Jane Harris who is one of the Directors of Educate for Life. This is an incredible British charity working at grassroots level in India. More specifically, Educate for Life have been successfully created, alongside local partners and some outstanding Indian teachers, a “model rural school” near Udaipur in Rajasthan.  That school is Hunar Ghar. Iona-Jane is just back from a visit to the school and reports on what she’s found.   by Iona-Jane Harris In October […]

Ngambenyi – a “model” school in Kenya

Ngambenyi nursery and playground funded by Hazel's Footpritns and built by African Promise

We are so happy to hear from African Promise that Ngambenyi Primary School in Kenya, the rebuilding of which was fully funded by Hazel’s Footprints, has been recognised as a “model” school by its local County government.   Charles Coldman, founder of African Promise, received a letter from the Honourable Daniel Mwakisha of the local County government over the summer. The letter praises African Promise for standard-setting work in the Kasigau region, and singles out Ngambenyi in particular: “I note with a lot of appreciation that […]

Amazing film showing the completed Ngambenyi school

Children attending Ngambenyi Primary School, Kenya - building funded by Hazel's Footprints and delivered by African Promise

We were so excited to be sent this film by our partners African Promise – it’s of Ngambenyi Primary School in Kasigau, south east Kenya. This is a school which Hazel’s Footprints Trust was able to fund in its entirety and it’s fair to say we all had goosebumps watching this. We hope you enjoy it too! You can find out more about the project on our dedicated page for the school.    

Finished building project in Madagascar

High school in Madagascar partially funded by Hazel's Footprints

We are really pleased to get word last week of the completion of another one of our Third Aim projects, this time in Madagascar. In summer 2016, Hazel’s Footprints agreed to contribute £10,000 to an excellent high school capital project in the Anosy region in the south of the country. The project was masterminded by SEED Madagascar – formerly Azafady – and builds on two previous projects we’ve worked together on. The school – Manambaro Lycée – had provision for just 100 pupils a few years ago, but the […]

Computer room completed in The Gambia

Bakau Newton Lower School computer room on completion

We were really pleased to see photos of the new computer room at Bakau Newton Lower Basic School in The Gambia. This is the result of funding via a Third Aim grant given to UK charity Affecting Real Change. The lab has been named the “Hazel Scott Aiton Memorial Computer Lab”. Our third aim grant funded the transformation of an old pavilion into a fully functioning computer room at Bakau Newtown Lower Basic School. This involved installation of over twenty computer stations, electricity and security with locking door and windows.  Affecting Real […]

Superb New IT lab at Ngumbe School, Malawi

IT Schools Africa logo

Earlier this year, we agreed to fund a project with IT Schools Africa in Malawi.  We provided a third aim grant of £1,300 to refurbish the IT lab at Ngumbe Community Day School.  The grant was put to work extremely quickly, and we’re delighted to see the result!   The works included repairs and repainting of the security door, refurbishment of the classroom walls, a new whiteboard to replace the old blackboard (no more nasty chalk in the computers!) and new power sockets.

Excellent progress at Hunar Ghar school, India

Hazel's Footprints funds two teachers at Educate for Life's Hunar Ghar school in India

We’re delighted to provide you with an update on how things are going at Hunar Ghar, India.  We are one year into three years of funding teachers’ salaries at this inspirational school set up by our UK partner Educate for Life.  Hunar Ghar is based in a rural area near Udaipur, Rajasthan – one of the poorest states in all of India. Update after 12 Months of Funding All teachers at Hunar Ghar, including two funded by one of our “Third Aim” education project grants, receive regular […]

Grant-funded Hunar Ghar pupils get top marks!

We’ve just heard some  incredible results from Hunar Ghar school in rural Rajasthan. Every single pupil in Standard 5 class has been awarded an A grade in recent state board exams.  This is one of the schools we fund under our Third Aim.  It’s run by a superb team at Educate for Life, a UK charity responsible for running the project in India. The 100% A grade success rate is completely unheard of in a rural school in India. That’s because the vast majority of parents in the […]

Swawou School: Spring Update

Swawou School in Sierra Leone received funding from Hazel’s Footprints to pay for the head teacher’s salary for a period of 2 years.  This is a school which was severely affected by the recent Ebola crisis. Here is the first report from the school since the grant was awarded at the end of 2015.   Intro It’s been an exciting few months for the Swawou School Foundation. Work commenced on completing the construction of our new school in January and we’re pleased to report that […]