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


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…


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,…


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…


Catherine Roy-Stanley’s First Report from Ghana

Sat, 11th Nov 2017

After nearly two months in Ghana, I can safely say that the mad way of life here feels almost ordinary. Power cuts, taxis with doors falling off and the absence…


Hector Wotherspoon’s final report from Ghana

Wed, 13th Sep 2017

As I sit here back home in my comfortable kitchen, its hard to believe that only four weeks ago I was standing up in front of a class of 55 pupils.…


Hector Wotherspoon: Footprinter off to Ghana

Wed, 11th Jan 2017

15 days to go and counting! Im so excited to be heading out to Ghana in the New Year. Woah, hold on a minute.. Ghana? I thought he was going…


Victoria Welsh – first report from Ghana

Sun, 8th Nov 2015

I live in a small village called Lolobi Ashiambi in the Volta region of Ghana with my Project Trust partner, Chloe. After 2 months we are finally beginning to settle…


Footprinter report: Eilidh Lamont in Ghana

Sun, 23rd Feb 2014

By Eilidh Lamont I live in a small village called Lolobi Ashiambi with my project partner, Karina. It’s about 2 miles north East out of the nearest small town, Hohoe,…


Eilidh Lamont: Initial report

Mon, 29th Jul 2013

Initial Report- Eilidh Lamont On September the 7th 2013 I am moving to Ghana, on the west coast of Africa, to volunteer on behalf of Project Trust. Im leaving my…


Leaving My Comfort Zone by Sally Greenwood

Mon, 4th Oct 2010

Home Sweet Home. I have been home from Ghana, where I spent four months, for two weeks today! Firstly, if you are reading this you are most likely in the…


THREE Reports in One by Grace and Jason

Mon, 20th Sep 2010

NOVEMBER We made it to Dodowa! The past two months have been amazing! Weve had the most brilliant time (and abandoned vegetarianism at least temporarily) and now were here; it…


Problems of Making a Difference by Sally Greenwood

Sat, 15th May 2010

Dear everyone! I have been in Ghana for one month and one week now and thought it was high time to send a Footprint Report in before I forget everything…


Let’s Get Sal to Ghana by Sally Greenwood

Tue, 2nd Feb 2010

Hi there! My name is Sally Greenwood, I am twenty one years old and live in Derbyshire. In February, I will be volunteering in Ghana for six months! I am…


On Our Bikes BY Grace and Jason

Thu, 28th Jan 2010

Planning this trip began with Graces year in Otjikondo, after which we spent 5 years looking for a chance and reason to live and work in Africa together. In 2005…

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