One meal at a time...

One lesson at a time...

one meal at a time

one lesson at a time

porridge and pens is changing lives

one meal at a time

one lesson at a time

porridge and pens is changing lives

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.

Feeding Programmes

We’re working with two orphanages in Kumasi to supply fresh fruit to over 60 children to add variety and nutrition to rice-based diets and baby formula to prevent malnutrition.

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Shirley went to check how her Girl Power students were getting on in their maths class this week. The girls are happy to be back. We hope more students from other years can join them soon. 🤞🏽 ... See MoreSee Less

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Look what Paula did two years ago for Porridge and Pens!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Girl Power Junior High School students like Marian went back to school last week. For her, this means she can now access her usual school feeding and see her mentor and teacher, Shirley, every day again.

Shirley is such a beckon of joy and support for the girls, it’s a shame you can’t see their smiles behind the masks.

Shirley has been providing all the girls she mentors with food and wellbeing support throughout the period of lockdown.
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