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Footprinter Reports


Katie Hughes – a year cut short by the pandemic

Fri, 24th Jul 2020

Katie Hughes had a Footprinter Grant for her primary school teaching placement in Chile. Here is her final update – in her words “Unfortunately my time in Chile came to…


The end to an incredible journey! Rachel Azzopardi, Otjikondo

Thu, 2nd Jul 2020

Rachel Azzopardi travelled to Otjikondo School, Namibia, supported by a Footprinter Grant. The pandemic brought her experience to an abrupt end, sadly. Here she tells how it felt to be…


Katy Watters reporting on a year at Otjikondo cut short

Wed, 24th Jun 2020

Katy Watters went to Otjikondo, Namibia expecting a full on year. It was cut short by the pandemic, but it’s pretty clear she got what she came for! Well done.…


Ellen Whitehouse reports on her teaching project in Zambia

Fri, 1st May 2020

As for so many of our “Footprinter” volunteers, Ellen Whitehouse had her gap year cut short by the Coronavirus pandemic. Here she writes about her experience. Introduction If you had…


Richeldis Brosnan returns from volunteering in China

Thu, 2nd Apr 2020

Richeldis Brosnan was awarded of our Footprinter Grants to travel to Jiayuguan, China as a volunteer in a school. Here she reflects on here time there – she certainly kept…


Nik Janus reports from China – an epidemic is surging!

Sun, 2nd Feb 2020

Nik Janus is currently in China working as a volunteer teacher. He has sent us a report on how he’s getting on as a new coronavirus spreads across the country…


Two months in to China – Nik Janus

Sun, 24th Nov 2019

Nik has been in China for two months now – he’s already come a long way since his first report. We’re really impressed that the Mandarin learning is coming on…


Richeldis Brosnan – 10 weeks in China

Fri, 8th Nov 2019

Richeldis has now been in China for two and a half months. She writes candidly about the challenges of settling-in, and starting to enjoy all there is to learn and…


Richeldis Brosnan updates on her first 4 weeks in China

Mon, 7th Oct 2019

Richeldis Brosnan reports on her experience in China so far, four weeks into her time volunteering with Project Trust. This report follows her previous report on her thoughts before she…


Izzy Richards on her last weeks at Otjikondo

Mon, 7th Oct 2019

Izzy Richards completes a fabulous year at Otjikondo School in Namibia where she has volunteered teaching children for a year. She wrote to us before she set off, after her…


First report from China by Nik Janus

Fri, 6th Sep 2019

Nik Janus has just arrived in China for his year of teaching, partly-supported by Hazel’s Footprints Trust. Nik is from our local area – the Scottish Borders – and we’re amazed…


Katy Watters on Project Trust training for Otjikondo

Wed, 7th Aug 2019

Finding Project Trust Nine months ago, it would have been difficult to imagine that I would even come close to spending an entire year overseas. I went on a Project…


Rachel Azzopardi’s thoughts as she heads to Otjikondo

Sun, 28th Jul 2019

Rachel Azzopardi has been awarded a Footprinter Grant to head to Otjikondo School in Nambia for the 2019/20 academic year.  Otjikondo School is very special to Hazel’s Footprints as this…


Ellen Whitehouse on her imminent trip to Zambia

Sat, 8th Jun 2019

Ellen Whitehouse was awarded a Footprinter Grant in May for her volunteer trip to Zambia.  She will be teaching maths, computing and science at a school in Petauke, which is…


Nik Janus on his fundraising boost for China

Thu, 6th Jun 2019

Nik Janus will be heading to China this year to volunteer in teaching. We were delighted to support this local chap with a Footprinter Grant. Good luck Nik!  Nik Janus…


Richeldis Brosnan reports ahead of year in Jiayuguan

Thu, 6th Jun 2019

September 14th 2018 was the day I announced to my parents that I wanted to do a gap year in China with the Project Trust. They were immensely supportive and…


Katie Hughes is heading to San Alfonso, Chile

Sat, 1st Jun 2019

We have awarded one of our Footprinter Grants this year to Katie Hughes. She’s heading to San Alfonso in Chile to teach English at a primary school. It sounds like…


Izzy Richard’s Second Term at Otjikondo

Thu, 25th Apr 2019

Parents’ Day Project We’ve spent most of this term getting ready for the Otjikondo’s annual “Parents’ Day”. It’s a day where parents and guardians of everyone in the school are invited…


Jamie Blaikie: final report on return from Roatan, Honduras

Sat, 15th Sep 2018

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…


Izzy Richards: Off to Otjikondo School, Namibia

Wed, 22nd Aug 2018

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.…


Jamie Blaikie: 2nd Report from Roatan, Honduras

Sun, 6th May 2018

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…

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