Hazels Footprints Trust is delighted to announce several projects we are supporting under our Third Aims banner.
Firstly, with generous financial help from the Craignish Trust in Edinburgh we are building a sports field and changing room in Xorikas which is a small town with very few facilities in the heart of Damaraland in Namibia. Although primarily for the school it will also be able to be used by the town as a whole giving a much needed recreational area to the community before the threat of housing overtakes the proposed site.
Secondly, through Elliot Grants London Marathon (see Fund Raising events) efforts we are giving a donation to the Mukuru Orphanage and School in Nairobi and, as well as the money Elliot raises, we at HFT are delighted to match fund his fund raising efforts up to £1,000.
Farming friends Guy and Philly Lee and their daughters Emma and Annabel have been involved in raising money for Nserester Foundation in Uganda over the last couple of years. Again HFT is delighted to help out by giving them a donation of £1,500 towards the tractor which has in fact now been bought and put to good use on the plot of land as well as being hired out to others thereby bringing in some extra income to the orphanage, but you can read below in Guy and Phillys own words what a difference they and the Rev Dr Issac are making to Ugandan childrens lives. You can read all about the orphanage/school at http://www.nserester.com/
And lastly, but by no means least we are pleased to be helping out with an Edinburgh University project in the Kagera Region of Tanzania under the banner of Edinburgh Global Partnerships http://www.edinburgh-global-partnerships.org/ called The New Vision Nursery and Primary School. We were approached and asked if we could help by Hannah Pavey who went out to the project with the University last year and so we are sponsoring one of the teachers to go for a year to take a teacher training course so that they are recognised by the Government education system and are also donating £250 so that they can buy new text books for the national curriculum. Co-incidentally this is the same Edin Uni group which Emma Lee (above) went with to Nserester in Uganda a few years ago and they seem very good at picking projects which involve a large slice of self help from residents within the country; something we at HFT are very keen to see as it means there is a bigger chance of continuity in the long term.
Image credit: unicef