One meal at a time...

One lesson at a time...

Porridge and Pens works with some of the poorest children in Kumasi, which lies in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. We provide ongoing grants and support to schools, orphanages, families and individuals in the region.
We believe every child should have the opportunity to reach their full potential by having food to eat and a place to learn.
Porridge and Pens makes measurable differences to over 200 young lives every day through our Fruit Feeding drop, Girl Power grants and the Brightlingsea Child Care Centre.

Brightlingsea school

The Brightlingsea Academy was built to provide some of Ghana’s poorest children with an education and a daily meals.

 

Girl Power

Girl Power offers scholarships to vulnerable girls and young women, who are unable to complete their education because of poverty and gender equality.

 

OUR DONATIONS

We use Donation Manager to handle our donations so we pay less in bank charges and receive more of your donations. We can accept donations via Paypal and most credit cards. If you're a UK taxpayer, please Gift Aid your donations  so we receive an extra 25p for every £1 you give us.

This is a typical urban slum. One of our Girl Power students lives in this settlement. In time, as she goes through her education she will be able to move away from an area like this and work towards creating a financially stable future for herself and her family. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today is the last day you can apply to run the Virgin London Marathon on behalf of Porridge and Pens! Please get in touch if you are interested. We plan to announce who our runner is early in August! 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♂️🏃🏽‍♂️🌈🌈 ... See MoreSee Less

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EXCITING NEWS
Our fantastic supporters at The Childrensalon have generously donated an amazing £100 Argos Voucher for us to offer as a first prize for our first Virtual 10k competition!! Second prize will now be the hamper.

To be in with a chance of winning all you need to do is sign up for the Virtual 10K for as little as £5!* The first 50 people who sign up will automatically be entered into a draw. Be quick, the places are going fast!
porridgeandpens.org/fun-run/

*Sign up for just £5 and raise £15 on a fundraising page to qualify towards your medal or just pay £20 if you do not intend to fundraise.
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