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Stories and updates from Hazel's Footprints Trust, our Partner Schools, Educational Projects and Footprinters (volunteers).

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The Uphill Trust breaks ground

Sat, 28th Oct 2023

In May 2023, we agreed to provide a grant of £15,000 to the Uphill Trust. The funding will go towards a staff accommodation and a sanitation block at Uphill Junior…

 

Girls’ Space, Rwanda: 2023 graduates

Mon, 9th Oct 2023

In 2021, we agreed to support a fabulous vocational training programme for 16/17 year old girls in Rwanda. The £6,000 grant covered the salaries of three staff members who run…

 

Smartbox project with Street Kids Direct in Guatemala City

Wed, 27th Sep 2023

We have just received some photos from Street Kids Direct, showing new computers purchased with the support of a £4,700 grant earlier this year. Street Kids Direct’s Mentoring Programme Street…

 

Trustee Ben bikes up the Giants of the Alps

Fri, 8th Sep 2023

Ben Newman certainly takes the title of most avid cyclist amongst the Trustees of Hazel’s Footprints and, indeed, amongst the wider Hazel’s Footprints community. He has, once again, completed a…

 

Report from Open Way Pre-Schools in Ethiopia

Mon, 1st May 2023

In 2022, the Trustees of Hazel’s Footprints extended our support to 9 pre-school classes in Ethiopia by funding teachers’ salaries for a further 2 years. We have been supporting this…

 

3 years of support at Pamoja Leo

Tue, 21st Mar 2023

Three years ago, just before the Covid-19 pandemic struck, we offered grant funding to a fantastic charity called Pamoja Leo. The charity operates from its Early Childhood & Development Centre…

 

Brightlingsea Classrooms shine in Ghana

Wed, 21st Dec 2022

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…

 

Finishing touches on classroom renovations at Chanzige A school

Fri, 21st Oct 2022

We’ve just had a lovely update from Champion Chanzige on further progress with a classroom which was renovated over the summer. In May of this year, Hazel’s Footprints Trust provided…

 

Porridge & Pens – new classrooms on track at Brightlingsea

Thu, 29th Sep 2022

In recent years, we’ve built a strong relationship with Porridge & Pens, operating in Ghana. We’ve funded two years of the headteacher’s salary at Brightlingsea Academy and, prior to that,…

 

Team Kenya: libraries and teacher training supported with £5k grant

Thu, 11th Aug 2022

Early in 2022, Hazel’s Footprints Trust awarded an educational project grant of £5,000 to Team Kenya, a UK charity working in Ndhiwa, rural Kenya. Team Kenya supports girls in accessing…

 

Kianh Foundation: day centre reopens after Vietnam lockdown

Sun, 13th Mar 2022

The Kianh Foundation in Vietnam benefitted from grant funding for the salary of the Lead Teacher of the Big Bears class at Dien Ban Day Centre. The centre provides education…

 

Kibasila Primary School classroom renovations

Wed, 1st Dec 2021

In June 2021, Hazel’s Footprints Trust provided a grant of £6,500 to Champion Chanzige for the renovation of two classrooms at a primary school in Tanzania. The school is Kibasila…

 

Kianh Foundation: update after 12 months of grant funding

Mon, 13th Sep 2021

A year ago, the Kianh Foundation in Vietnam benefitted from grant funding for the salary of the Lead Teacher of the Big Bears class at Dien Ban Day Centre. The…

 

Ngambenyi School all set for 2021 with COVID-safety

Thu, 25th Feb 2021

As schools start to return in Scotland this week from another COVID-lockdown, we are thinking about all of the schools around the world which are less fortunate. For most of…

 

Otjikondo in the time of Coronavirus

Mon, 22nd Feb 2021

Hazel’s Footprints sends £10,000 to Otjikondo School in Namibia every March, to mark Hazel’s birthday. Otjikondo is very close to our hearts so it’s always so rewarding to hear how…

 

Pamoja Leo helping children to stay in education through COVID

Wed, 3rd Feb 2021

Hazel’s Footprints has been supporting Pamoja Leo, an amazing charity operating in Tanga, Tanzania. Pamojoa Leo works to support orphaned and vulnerable children who struggle to access education. Hazel’s Footprints initially…

 

Porridge & Pens: A letter from the pandemic

Sun, 24th Jan 2021

Last month, we received a letter from Jemma Williams, Founder of Porridge & Pens, to update on school life in Ghana amid the global pandemic. In 2020, we agreed to fund…

 

Open Way education continues through the pandemic

Tue, 1st Dec 2020

Hazel’s Footprints Trust has been supporting an incredible organisation, Open Way, which operates in rural Ethiopia, since 2017. We provide funding for the salaries of 9 pre-school teachers. Overall, Open Way has…

 

EdUKaid: Completed school renovation at Mkwajuni Primary, Tanzania

Sun, 20th Sep 2020

Last year, Hazel’s Footprints Trust provided an Educational Project Grant to EdUKaid to support renovations at Mkwajuni Primary in Tanzania. The grant of £9714 paid for the renovation of seven…

 

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…

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