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.



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Here is Beatrice, the schools social welfare officer paying a visit to one of the children’s homes.

It’s been a real learning experience for teachers to see the children’s homes. Sometimes it’s been tricky to complete home learning tasks because most families don’t have chairs or decent surfaces for children to write on. Still it’s not stopped them, they have loved having visits from their teachers and learning has continued!
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Over 80% of our Girl Power students start with us never having used a computer before.

We might only have 6 computers at the moment but the girls are really enjoying learning how to use them. It’s such an important skill for their futures.
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Last November, through our Girl Power project, we managed to supply 600 girls with 3 years supply of reusable sanitary items! We would love to do the same again in the years to come. We have applied for some funding to see if we could do it again for even more girls! 🤞🏽❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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