Footprinter report from Kirsty Scott in Otjikondo

I have now been in Otjikondo for almost 5 months and hope once I describe my day to day life here and some of the things I have been doing, you may understand why I have not written another report since leaving. From the very beginning I have been welcomed, with open arms, into the lives of everybody here. On our first day me and my partner Alice were immediately invited to lunch with our hosts, Gilly and Reiner Stommel, and then taken on multiple […]

Footprinter report: Emma Patton in Malawi

Unlike other African countries Malawi has always been known to be relatively safe in comparison. The ‘Warm Heart of Africa’ where the people are always friendly and welcoming, it certainly lived up to the name during my last visit and I not only felt safe but I felt at home. Don’t get me wrong I always had it in the back of mind my mind that I was an azungu (white person) living in one of the poorest countries in the world so I have […]

Kirsty Scott – Initial Report

This is my first report as a Footprinter as I set off to Namibia tomorrow (Ahhhhh!) with the charity Project Trust. In order to embark on this adventure I had to raise £5,600 and have just reached my target today, thanks to the support of Hazel’s Footprints Trust! My name is Kirsty, I am 17 years old and have just finished school at Boroughmuir High School in Edinburgh. I first applied to go on a Selection course with Project Trust in Autumn last year and […]

Footprinter Report: Zoë Ketley in Honduras

Hazel’s Footprints Report – October 2014 I have arrived safe and sound in Copán Ruinas! I can’t believe after months of planning and organising that I’m finally here. To be honest, everything feels so surreal at the moment. I don’t know when it will hit me that I’m here for ten months. The journey here was extremely long and tiring, I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to arrive at my destination! I bid farewell to my family at Belfast International Airport on Friday […]

Footprinter report: Tim Hibbin – September & October Newsletter

I’ve got a lot of thinking to do… The last couple of months have been a very busy couple of months. September started off with 5 new volunteers coming to the YDC where I live, so I was living with 6 other people. It was pretty chaotic at times, and as you can probably imagine it was a rush as to who got to the bathroom first in the mornings! I also had a weekend away with the church that I am a part of […]

Footprinter report: Tim Hibbin: July & August Newsletter

   The last two months have been a bit of a crazy roller coaster; there have been good times, bad times, and even a few alarming times. I’ve been getting myself into more of a weekly routine by working with the Outreach team who work with the children and young people who live on the streets. The Outreach team is where most of my focus will be while I stay in South Africa, along with working at the boys shelter once or twice a week. […]

Zoë Ketley: Initial Report

Hello from Belfast! I cannot believe the time has come to write my initial report as a footprinter. When I first decided that I wanted to go to Honduras, raising the money to go seemed like an impossibly large task. I was worried that simply doing different fundraisers and working to earn the money would not be enough; therefore I am extremely grateful for the support of Hazel’s Footprints Trust. My name is Zoë, I am twenty years old and I have just completed my […]

Cameron Welsh in Thailand

Sunrise at Ko Pha Ngan by Oliver on Flickr Month 9 (May) – End of Holidays, Returning to Phana & Work and the Military Coup The last two weeks of our holidays were spent on the islands of Ko Pha-Ngan and Ko Tao. Unfortunately throughout this time Jelle (one of the volunteers I was travelling with) and I suffered a rather nasty stomach bug that rendered us almost useless. Thankfully this has been the only time this has happened whilst in Thailand which rather shocked […]

The first month: Footprinter report by Ceri Thomas

Bula! (Hello) From Fiji. When l arrived at the airport on the 13th of January my face was beeming with excitement – while my stomach was doing ‘somersaults’! As soon as l stepped onto the plane one thought hit me; l was about to embark on the journey of a lifetime! After two days of travelling with only 1 quick stop – l was exhausted. I looked out the window of the plane to a beautiful view of palm trees, green fields and the shiny […]