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 […]

Ngambenyi Update: April 2016

We recently heard from Charles Coldman, Director of African Promise, on the progress that’s being made at Ngambenyi school in Kenya.  We are so excited about this school: we are funding the entire school building project, the biggest we’ve ever done, and we made the decision having worked with Charles in much smaller ways on the other schools African Promise has supported in the area. African Promise are fantastic and doing all of the hard work needed to get this school off the ground…here is the […]