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


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…


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…


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…


Ben Newman completes Wales End to End

Tue, 24th Sep 2019

A couple of weeks ago, Hazel’s Footprints Trust trustee, Ben Newman, and 2 friends embarked on Global Adventure Challenges Wales End to End bike ride. It’s a challenge that has…

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