Grand Opening

This week, on a hot, humid and sunny morning in Port Loko the Furlonge EducAid Senior Secondary School was opened. Peter Furlonge who, with his brother, had financed the construction, came specially with some friends and colleagues from the UK … Read More

A battle for the mind

There are large numbers of Sierra Leonean youngsters who were taken off into the war and forced to do unspeakable things and who are still suffering from the effects. The majority get little help beyond the long finished 6 month … Read More

The young entrepreneurs

Rightly proud of their achievement!Another happy Maronka tale… Maronka continues to be a community where everyone can do their best. We started a primary school, pretty much by mistake, some six years ago when we gave the chief some blackboards … Read More

Just another weekend in Sierra Leone

Jimiyke in serious discomfort in the Connaught hospital, almost certainly due to the misjudgement of the doctors who took care of him in Freetown last year; picking up the pieces after Macsud’s death last week – e.g. checking on little … Read More

Macsud Bangura [RIP]

This is a photo of Macsud’s ‘lifeline’ constructed by him in November 2008. The rocks indicate the hard things. The flowers indicate the happy things. The green rope indicates the passing of time. Clearly life had been getting better. Now … Read More

Worth all the hard work!

The WASSCE results are out. Sierra Leonean students sit NPSE at the end of primary school, BECE at the end of Junior Secondary School [Key Stage 3 equivalent] and WASSCE at the end of Senior Secondary School [i.e. university entrance … Read More

Man City Blues supporters visit EducAid

Tony Griffiths, long term supporter of EducAid, has been back in Freetown for the first time in some years visiting the Manchester City supporters’ club here. Tony introduced some of his team to EducAid. Here is the report of their … Read More

Go Girls Go!

Jess Broadhurst [long time EducAid supporter] and her friend Lorna are in action: Land’s End to John O Groats raising funds for EducAid. Fantastic job! Greatly appreciated. Have a look at what they are up to on their blog: http://jess-lorna.blogspot.com/ … Read More

UK volunteers getting stuck in

In height order…Flex, Alice, Becky and Kofi. All the rice is gone anyway!Flex and Becky have got stuck in to life in Magbeni. Although the staff and students are very welcoming, it is not as easy as it sounds. Magbeni … Read More

A suitable and long-lasting memorial

Oil palm seedling. Coconut seedlings breaking through the undergrowth. There was much generosity shown last year when people gathered in the UK for a memorial mass after Alhassan died. A significant amount of money was donated to EducAid in his … Read More

Just so we are clear……

Just so we are clear that the work is all there to be done still…. there is no justice, there is no equal access to health care. The work ahead to achieve 21st century standards of human rights is enormous. … Read More

Justice Salone style

The two faces of the poverty in Sierra Leone – the lack of health care and the lack of justice. We are conscious of the battering ram of needless deaths which demonstrate all too ably the terrible state of health … Read More

The beginning of a dream being fulfilled.

Interactive games for literacy learning. The teachers engage with a range of activities that they will be able to take back into class. Enjoying testing and timing each other. Long and short vowels games. In February this year Forut handed … Read More

Baby Deen’s ‘Pull na do’

Family Deen with their new family member: baby James [named after Dr James Boardman, co-founder and chairman of EducAid]. The EducAid family at the naming ceremony. Pastor Aruna Bangura prays for Baby James Deen. Mohamed Deen Tarawally has taught Economics … Read More

A privilege to work with some impressive women.

Sabrina of AdvocAid on the left. Dr Rugiatu of Amazonian Initiative Movement on the right. Teacher Esther, with three of her pupils, preserving their identities with their new certificates. Adama, now a free woman, signs her name for the first … Read More

NOA in action for EducAid

All in a great cause….. North Oxfordshire Academy have been fundraising for EducAid and here is some photographic evidence of just what that means! Congratulations and Thanks to All! Stunning! If you are interested in knowing more about EducAid’s work … Read More

Stark contrast!

Packing and checking in preparation for the great end of term despatch!. The gold certificate winners – each has been awarded at least 90 merits – Great Achievement!All the certificate recipients at the end of term assembly. Well done all!Looking … Read More