Under the net

Malaria kills someone every 30 seconds, usually a child under five years old. Malaria is preventable and curable which is why Porridge and Pens is supplying mosquito nets to orphanages and schools in Kumasi Ghana. 

In 2012 and 2018, Porridge and Pens trustee Laura Collins caught malaria on her trips to Ghana. Laura was fortunate enough to have the funds for her treatment – £2.50.

Because prevention is better than cure, for £20 Porridge and Pens can buy a good quality, pop up mosquito net that’s sprayed with insect pesticides and guaranteed to last for 10 years. 

Porridge and Pens has supplied the All Nations Orphanage with  mosquito nets which has had a huge impact with far fewer children catching malaria. We now want to supply 130 pop up nets to the children of the Brightlingsea School – are you able to help us?

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The school’s Headteacher Ben has caught a bad case of malaria. He’s got so much to do at the moment to prepare for the reopening of the Brightlingsea Academy next week, malaria certainly wasn’t part of his plan. Although he would like to work through it we have told him to rest and become strong again for the weeks ahead. We are wishing him a speedy recovery. ... See MoreSee Less

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This is one of our volunteers, Bee! When Bee came to Ghana with us last year she was always the first person to try a new type of food or get stuck in. She also has an incredible way of making people laugh! We want to give a massive shout out to all our volunteers who have helped us make Porridge and Pens the charity we are today. Small but mighty!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Teachers are sweeping and cleaning their classrooms today, getting ready to welcome back their students. These classrooms have been empty for far too many days. Laughter, joy and lots of noise is about to return in abundance (over 200 little people)! 🥰 ... See MoreSee Less

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