Miriam Mason-Sesay awarded MBE

PRESS RELEASE December 29, 2012, Freetown  Miriam Mason-Sesay, Country Director EducAid Sierra Leone, awarded an MBE in Her Majesty’s  2013  New  Year’s  Honours List for her outstanding contribution to education and charitable work in Sierra Leone  EducAid Sierra Leone, a … Read More

Jimiyke once again

Jimiyke enjoying his food during his UK visit Many of EducAid’s long term supporters will remember Abu Bakarr Koroma (alias Jimiyke).  Jimiyke was kidnapped and taken to fight in the war as a child.  Although so many other youngsters in … Read More

EducAid Bicycle Project 2012

This Saturday saw 20 students and teachers attending the village bicycle project workshop here in Rolal at the teacher training centre.  Its been really great working in partnership with the Village Bicycle Project which aims to Bring discounted bikes to … Read More

Alieu Moinina is off as well….

And another one….. Alieu Moinina has just been informed that he too is due to be a recipient of a Moroccan scholarship. Alieu has been with EducAid for his senior secondary education and despite some considerable health issues, he performed … Read More

Alpha is off to Morocco

Alpha Bangura (generally known as Archimedes!) has been awarded a scholarship to go to Morocco to study engineering after an initial year of French. Alpha comes from a small and very poor village near the Magbeni school and did his … Read More

Pat Horn’s assessment….

Retired UK teachers, Pat Horn and John Young just got back from a three week visit to EducAid.  They spent most of a week each in three sites and lived the whole experience to the full.   I am sure … Read More

Difficult news

With great regret, EducAid has excluded a group of students from its school at Rogbere after discovering that they cheated in last summer’s public exams. This has been a very difficult and distressing time for our students, staff and trustees, … Read More

Matt’s biology materials

Matt’s biology booklets in action – the kids love them Matthew Herridge, Biochemistry graduate, volunteered with EducAid last year in the spring term with his friend Harry.  He was village doctor, class 4 teacher and Biology tutor.  On his return … Read More

EducAid bike ride 2012

Quick munch while resting on the ferry  Not quite sure what Alex did to deserve that! One excited small person having finished his 17 miles on the last day A fair bit of pain and some very sore muscles later, … Read More

Rogbere – new team

The Rogbere school has a new leader and he is really getting into his step. Raymond Koker has worked with EducAid for over six years as part of the Magbeni team.  The combination of the training AA Kamara has given … Read More

Stockport Grammar School support continues for EducAid

Sixth Former swims Windermere in preparation for English Channel challenge By webmaster | Published: Wednesday 26th September 2012 Sixth Form pupil Rachel Lord competed in the Great North Swim and raised £200 for school charity EducAid recently, and has already set her sights on … Read More

Debate Training

Lumley staff on debate skills training Staff from both Senior Secondary Schools (Lumley and Rolal) are continuing to upgrade the quality of their teaching.  They spent the whole of last weekend doing critical thinking and debating skills training.  Research has … Read More

Community Service

One of the activities that is unique in Sierra Leone to EducAid’s schools is the Community Service.  All secondary students undertake a two week period of community service each year.  They go into schools and hospitals around their area and … Read More

Evening study had to be abandoned : )

As the EducAid public exam results started coming in, the kids could not contain themselves.  I was summonsed to get myself up to the Lumley school as quickly as I could from a meeting and was mobbed on arrival! Sadly, … Read More

EducAid – Harvard University partnership

A few months ago, EducAid was approached by Harvard University’s Katrina Hann and her team.  They wanted to see if we would partner with them in a significant study on clinical psychology interventions with young people affected by trauma.  Teresa … Read More

Thanks and appreciation

Abdul Noah Mansaray was the youngest ever EducAid student to finish his secondary studies when 4 years ago he sat his West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).   Emile Carr, longstanding friend of EducAid, has sponsored Abdul Noah through his … Read More

Ann Beatty, the torch bearer

Ann conducting family literacy classes in Maronka. Ann Beatty, long term supporter and volunteer with EducAid is helping ensure we participate in the Olympic fever at least a little bit. Nominated for her generous work with EducAid and in particular … Read More

Balla making EducAid’s name in Venezuela

Balla playing football for his university. A year or so ago, Balla Turay, EducAid past pupil, took up his scholarship to study ICT in Venezuela and has clearly been making his (and our) name since.  I was touched to receive … Read More

Independence Powers Development

So often the development world seems to be very disempowering because the money and therefore the agendas and goals are driven and dictated by foreigners. True sustainable development must surely step away from this dependence. This is why we so … Read More