Jamie Blaikie: final report on return from Roatan, Honduras

Sunset through the palm trees over the caraibe sea - Roatan island - Honduras.

Jamie Blaikie is just back from a year in Roatan, an island just off Honduras. He’s been teaching in a village school and has done it all with bucket loads of enthusiasm and dedication. He has also formed some fantastic friendships along the way.  Great to hear Jamie!   By Jamie Blaikie I have returned home after my year in Honduras! I am writing this to give thanks to the support you gave me to help me reach the country in the first place. The year […]

Jamie Blaikie: 2nd Report from Roatan, Honduras

Jamie Blaikie is volunteering in beautiful Roatan, Honduras

We are over the 8 month mark. A completely ridiculous thing to think about. For me – Jamie Blaikie – it is such a crazy thought as I have become so invested in the Project and in the teaching and living in Punta Gorda that I can’t imagine how life is going to change when I go back to Scotland. Moreover I can’t imagine life without our wee house, without Merilu’s cooking and without teaching nutter kids every day! Back to Punta Gorda I last wrote […]

Jamie Blaikie – First Report from Roatan Island, Honduras

Honduras flag

As we head into 2018 I thought this would be a good time to tell you about our first few months in Central America. I’m volunteering as a teacher at a school on Roatan Island, off the coast of Honduras. Island Life My project partner Solomon and I live and work at a school in a place called Punta Gorda on the island of Roatan off the north coast of Honduras. The town is utterly beautiful, it is right on the Caribbean Sea, and the […]

Kitty Thomson: 1st report from Honduras

I am happy to say that this is my first Footprinter’s report from within my country Honduras! For those of you who do not know, my name is Kitty Thomson and last year I was selected by a charity called Project Trust to volunteer in Honduras for a year to teach English.  With the help of Hazel’s Footprints Trust, I was able to raise the money required and commence my volunteering journey. So I’d like to thank them for this as I have already had […]

Zoe Ketley Footprinter’s Report from Honduras

In my last report, I talked about how busy but amazing January Vacation Camps were. After February we started the transition back into our AfterSchool Program. These camps, Camp Agape and Camp Hope, have a bigger focus on supporting the children in their school work whereas the Vacation Camps were more about having fun. Since February, I have been based more Camp Agape, which has allowed me to get to know all the kids better and get to know all the new faces for this […]

Footprinter report: Zoe Ketley in Honduras

February 2015 anuary was definitely the busiest month that I’ve had here so far. Despite the exhaustion and the fact that I was running purely on caffeine from the amazing Honduran coffee, it was one of my favourite months as well! In my last report I mentioned about getting organised for our January vacation camps and I’m happy to say they were a complete success. My role in the vacation camps this year meant that I was able to spend time in all four camps — Camp […]

Footprinter report: Naomi High in Honduras

Time has gone really fast since I wrote the last report and a lot of things have changed. I have changed Host families as we both thought it was a good idea. Due to my long hours I was unable to spend much time with my host family and I was always very tired when I came home. We had different expectations of living/hosting and there were also some cultural difficulties which although we tried to resolve it was agreed it would be better for […]

Footprinter report: Naomi High from Honduras

So I’ve been here in Honduras a few months now and I think I’ve just about got used to living here. The thing that I’ve found about living in a different country with a different culture and language is that you feel like a child again, learning everything from scratch. I remember my first day with everything feeling so surreal and completely new. We were greeted at the airport and went with my host sister of my host family, and staff of the organisation to […]

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 […]

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 […]