The Bike Ride – Let’s get cycling

                       Sponsored Bicycle Ride from Hoek van Holland to Brussels via Amsterdam outskirts 30th August to 2nd September 2012 Proceeds to benefit Educaid, Sierra Leone The trip will start with … Read More

A Long Dry Season

We have had lock down on the well today.  Drinking water pumped up first thing in the morning and then the whole thing locked so that all washing and laundry water be taken from the swamp. The Maronka well when … Read More

Radio Bankasoka

We have just got back, in the middle of the night from a good session at the Radio Bankasoka, the local information station.  Reverend Andy interviewed Isata M, ex-EducAid student who is currently working in the Girls’ Safe House, Sumaila … Read More

Family Literacy has started in Maronka

Having mentioned the idea over a year ago, of getting the parents and families involved in literacy classes, it has taken us too long to get round to starting.  Obai and indeed his wives have been on my case gently … Read More

UniMak – looking good

Isata contemplating a future in development work and communication. The tertiary education options in Sierra Leone often leave me feeling almost desperate.  We preach a message of destruction of inequalities through education but in practice we find that the right … Read More

Emily hits the roads of Paris for EducAid

Emily née Inman Emily is training for the Paris marathon and will run to raise monies for EducAid.  She has set up a Just-Giving page: http://www.justgiving.com/Emily-OHare. Please do support her! We are happy to be able to confirm that, as … Read More

Easy Fundraising

http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/educaidsierraleone If you follow this link, you can raise money for free by doing your online shopping through this link.  Please do, it is very quick and easy to do and EducAid benefits from every online penny you spend. Thank … Read More

Surprising she only lost her voice!

With Jane’s enthusiastic leaping about and charging round the village, with the Sparrows class, we are quite surprised she has only lost her voice! Jane Harris, criminology lecturer from the UK, has been in Maronka for three weeks and is … Read More

Easy fundraising

This is for all you online shoppers…… If you register online by clicking on the link below, the Easy Fundraising website will send us a cheque periodically with money that gets generated on the side of all your online purchases. … Read More

Financial crisis

The Global Financial Crisis is kicking in.  Reduced giving means that at the meeting with the EducAid trustees this week, we have been told that all discretionary spending must stop and with immediate effect on my return to Sierra Leone, we must … Read More

Excellent job done!

Mohamed T Koroma Key to our positive discipline systems are our merit and demerit cards.  One young man has truly entered into the spirit of the task at hand.  Mohamed T Koroma has completed his merit card with merits before … Read More

One happy young man!

Yayah A Kamara Yayah A Kamara – a quiet smiley member of the junior staff – has not only just won the much prized bag of rice for being the teacher with the best public exam results in this year’s … Read More

On our way!

Fantastic news. After months of planning and hoping and meetings, calls and emails, we got the news today: 13 EducAid staff are on their way to the UK for a wonderful training opportunity. A couple of years ago, the Steve … Read More