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


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…


Tanzanian Secondary School has been “Made with Hope”

Thu, 16th May 2019

Last summer, we made a “third aim” grant of £8,900 to a wonderful UK-based charity called Made with Hope. A brand new school, CHETI Secondary, is now open thanks in part to this…


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…


A spoonful of sugar from St Mary’s, Melrose

Tue, 16th Apr 2019

We’d like to express our enormous thanks to St Mary’s School, Melrose, for choosing Hazel’s Footprints as the beneficiary of their charity performance of Mary Poppins in March. Pupils at…


Porridge and Pens build 4 classrooms!

Wed, 13th Feb 2019

In 2018, Hazel’s Footprints “third aim” grant funding supported the construction of 4 new classrooms at the Brightlingsea School, Kumasi, Ghana. Here’s an update from our partner on-the-ground, Porridge and…


Izzy Richards: First Term at Otjikondo

Sat, 2nd Feb 2019

So here I am, very nearly 3 months into my gap year, and what a 3 months it has been. It is very easy to say there is never a…


Update on Open Way Pre-Schools in Ethiopia

Sun, 25th Nov 2018

In November 2017, Hazel’s Footprints agreed a grant of £3,600 for Open Way, a charity which supports pre-school education in rural Ethiopia.  The grant funds the  2018 running costs, including salaries,…


Guest blog by Educate for Life’s Iona-Jane Harris

Wed, 14th Nov 2018

We are very excited to share a blog written by Iona-Jane Harris who is one of the Directors of Educate for Life. This is an incredible British charity working at…


Fundraising Success – Footprints Ball

Tue, 18th Sep 2018

The Footprints Ball 2018 has raised £17,740.77 – and we are absolutely thrilled! The event was held earlier in the summer in aid of both Hazel’s Footprints Trust and Pilgrims…


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…


Ngambenyi – a “model” school in Kenya

Sat, 1st Sep 2018

We are so happy to hear from African Promise that Ngambenyi Primary School in Kenya, the rebuilding of which was fully funded by Hazel’s Footprints, has been recognised as a…


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…


Amazing film showing the completed Ngambenyi school

Sat, 20th Jan 2018

We were so excited to be sent this film by our partners African Promise - it's of Ngambenyi Primary School in Kasigau, south east Kenya. This is a school which Hazel's Footprints Trust was able to fund in its entirety and it's fair to say we all had goosebumps watching this.


Jamie Blaikie First Report from Roatan Island, Honduras

Sun, 31st Dec 2017

As we head into 2018 I thought this would be a good time to tell you about our first few months in Central America. I’m volunteering as a teacher at…

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