Ngambenyi School all set for 2021 with COVID-safety

Ngambenyi school COVID face masks

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 the schools we work with, the pandemic has forced much longer closures. For example, Ngambenyi Primary School in Kenya was closed for 9 months between March 2020 and January 2021. Hazel’s Footprints Trust recently sent its £5,000 annual grant to the school via partner charity African Promise. We know that this year it will be needed […]

Ngambenyi – a “model” school in Kenya

Ngambenyi nursery and playground funded by Hazel's Footpritns and built by African Promise

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 “model” school by its local County government.   Charles Coldman, founder of African Promise, received a letter from the Honourable Daniel Mwakisha of the local County government over the summer. The letter praises African Promise for standard-setting work in the Kasigau region, and singles out Ngambenyi in particular: “I note with a lot of appreciation that […]

Ngambenyi Update: April 2016

We recently heard from Charles Coldman, Director of African Promise, on the progress that’s being made at Ngambenyi school in Kenya.  We are so excited about this school: we are funding the entire school building project, the biggest we’ve ever done, and we made the decision having worked with Charles in much smaller ways on the other schools African Promise has supported in the area. African Promise are fantastic and doing all of the hard work needed to get this school off the ground…here is the […]