We are really pleased to hear from Jemma Williams, Founder of Porridge & Pens Ghana, on her return from Brightlingsea school. Regular readers of our news will know that we recently provided a grant to extend the school upwards! Five new classrooms have been added on the first floor. Full report with photos available here.
Jemma said, “Our new classrooms look fantastic. They are painted brightly inside and out and used by 220 students. It has been an incredible achievement and only possible because of Hazel’s Footprints Trust funding.”
We are also delighted to hear some more general updates on school life:
- Jacob, one of the school’s teachers, has created a fruit and veg garden at the school to help offset the impact of high food inflation.
- Headteacher Ben has some new reading glasses!
- Porridge & Pens are piloting a project to install solar panels in rural homes to help the 50% of students who don’t have any light after dark.