Make a donation to Porridge and Pens

Click on the buttons to be taken to our Donation Checkout. You can make a one-off or a recurring, monthly donation through Paypal with your PayPal account or most debit and credit cards. If you wish to set up a standing order to pay your recurring donation, please contact us and we’ll send you the required paperwork. Whatever you give will be gratefully accepted.

Please stay in touch with our work by signing up for our newsletter via the form below. Thank you for supporting our work in Ghana.


Giving Tuesday sees the launch of the Porridge and Pens Ghana’s Big Give Christmas Challenge. (1st to 8th December)
The first £2000 donations made through the Big Give link will be doubled meaning your donation will make double the impact.  There is never a better time to donate.


With the schools in Ghana in closed due to the pandemic, children are missing their two free school meals a day.  Over 50 of the families within our projects are still without an income due to conditions in place to contain the virus.  We are raising funds to provide families with basic supplies to help them through the crisis.

Brightlingsea Academy

A place at school*

Just £10 a month pays towards a child’s education, two meals a day, uniform, medical cards for health treatment and social worker visits.

school development

Monthly donation will support the school development, equipment and building works.  This will allow us to enroll more students.

Medical Card

A £20 donation provides a child with a medical card.  A medical card is essential to access medical treatment.  It will reduce the cost of medication.

Emergency Family Fund

Your donations will support families, in extreme poverty, with emergency items such as food, shoes or accommodation.

* If you would like to receive updates and photos please contact us after completing your recurring monthly donation.
If you do not contact us we will assume you wish to do a general donation and not want updates.

girl power

School Meals

No child should go to school hungry. Help a girl achieve her potential with improved concentration at school with two school meals a day for a Girl Power student.

Junior Grant

Scholarship for a girl to attend Junior High School contributing to school fees, two meals a day, books, uniforms, meet ups and extra classes at the centre.

Senior Grant

Scholarship for a place at Senior High School contributing to school fees, exam fees, two meals a day, uniform, books and meetings at the Girl Power Centre

University Grant

Scholarship for a young woman to attend university contributing to tuition fees, boarding, exam fees, books and equipment.


Sanitary Towels

£5 buys a girl reusable sanitary towel kit so they don’t miss school.

Support the Centre

The centre provides, classes, playgroups, computer room etc



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.

Join Our charity founder, Jemma, tonight at 8pm on zoom for a charity update talk which will give you an introduction as to why Jemma started Porridge and Pens, how 2020 was for our projects and our plans for the future. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Big Give Christmas Challenge is now open. Any donations made following the link below (or in our bio on instagram) will be doubled! We have a match pot of £2000. Help us to reach our goal and raise vital funds for our projects.

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Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday which means we will be launching our Big Give Christmas Campaign. Any donations you make from 1st to 8th December through the following link will be DOUBLED.
Double the donation, double the impact!
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