Scottish Charity Number: SCO36069


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


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…


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…


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…


Break Dancing and Broken Buses by Natalie Smyth

Sat, 10th Dec 2011

Three months in and things here are going well. Teaching is a huge part of my daily life and Ive had some really funny lessons. I try to make my…


Leaving Home, Arriving in China by Natalie Smythe

Sun, 20th Nov 2011

Sitting in Newcastle airport waiting for my flight to China was possibly one of scariest things Ive ever done. Its more the idea of living somewhere you know so little…


Xmas Travelling by Natalie Smyth

Wed, 2nd Feb 2011

Im six months into my gap year now, so thats halfway through. To answer the question I get asked a lot by my family and friends, Im still having a…


Waiting to Leave for China by Natalie Smythe

Sun, 29th Aug 2010

Hi there! In about 3 weeks I’m going to be getting on a plane and flying off to spend a year volunteering in China. This seems like a very daunting…

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