Izzy Richards: Off to Otjikondo School, Namibia

Izzy Richards before she heads to Otjikondo

Izzy Richards is just about to leave for Otjikondo School in Namibia – she has been awarded one of our Footprinter Grants for volunteers heading to educational projects in disadvantaged communities. We are always especially delighted when “Footprinters” go to Otjikondo – this is the school Hazel put so much energy into when she was a volunteer teacher in 2001/2002. Reflections from Izzy Richards as she sets off When I think about how in six days (Thursday 30th August) I will be embarking on the […]

Iona Smith – First Report from Otjikondo

I have now been living in Otjikondo for just over two months and so far my time here has flown by. In my first post I thought I would give an insight into the work that I am doing here. Before I begin I would just like to say an enormous thank you to Hazel’s Footprints Trust. I feel so lucky to be working where I am and couldn’t have done it without the funding I was given. I cannot thank them enough. We have […]

Kirsty Scott – Final Footprinter Report from Otjikondo

In my last report I mentioned the school drama ‘Scheherazade’. This was performed on Parent’s Day (in July) along with us displaying the learner’s work in the art room and selling handmade crafts to their friends and families! Despite Parent’s Day being the focal point of the term, it certainly wasn’t the only thing that happened. Between talent shows, soccer games, music concerts and countless visitors we barely had time to stop. Right at the beginning of term I helped organise and attended Faustinus’ (the […]

Footprinter report: Kirsty Scott in Namibia

Another term has passed; time is flying as fast as ever. The Yellow team won Sport’s Day, after it was almost rained off, and received their hard-earned ice-cream. Our Project Trust desk officer, Felicity, arrived in time for the event. She took photos throughout the day and chatted to everybody involved as well as bringing one of her colleagues with her to get footage for a new promotional Project Trust video. It was a long, hot day, but everybody enjoyed themselves and the whole Otjikondo […]

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 […]

New Footprinters chosen, Otjikondo donation and Namibia Calling

Huge developments have been taking place since the last update along with the regular HFT work of supporting Gappers and helping out with the running of Otjikondo School in Namibia. Firstly we have chosen 10 more youngsters to support this autumn with their Gap Year as they go all over the world to help in educational projects in developing countries so go onto the Reports page and read all about their hopes and aspirations for their trip. Otjikondo got an extra financial help of £4,000 […]