What does your charity do?
We are a UK based charity, originating from Brightlingsea, who provide grants to projects in Ghana.
We work with some of the poorest children, women and families in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
Projects include a school for 150 pupils living in extreme poverty. A place provides them with their education, two meals a day, uniforms, vaccinations and social care.
Other projects include Girl Power, which provides educational grants for vulnerable girls, to keep them in school and finish their education.
Fruit Drop delivers fresh fruit each week to an orphanage to add nutrition and variety to their rice based diets.
Can I sponsor a child?
Sponsoring a child to attend the Brightlingsea Academy only cost £10 per month. You will be helping a child to receive an education they otherwise would not have. Your sponsorship pays for two meals a day, a uniform, vaccinations, health card so they can access medical treatment and a social worker.
You will receive photos and updates on your sponsor child. (One sponsor per child unless other wise stated.) Please email us or contact us on Facebook.
How can I help?
We hold regular fundraising events throughout the year and we are always on the look out for volunteers.
Can I raise money?
We are always grateful for anyone who would like to get sponsorship for taking part in an event. These are often sporting events. Occasionally we have places at events for competitors.
How can I donate?
Please visit our website porridgeandpens.org/donate where you can chose the project you wish to donate to and the amount.