Maronka Girls Safe House – on its way!

The context Sierra Leone ranks 100 out 102 on the Social Institutions Gender Index [SIGI] because of statistics like: ·        47 per cent of girls between 15 and 19 years of age are married, divorced or widowed. ·        Between 80 … Read More

Funky ads for EducAid

A fruitful partnership…….. North Oxfordshire Academy have been supporting EducAid in numerous ways over the last few years and we are now rearing our heads in various bits of the curriculum too. Roland Howard and the ICT department had their … Read More

Ali takes to the hills for EducAid

Alison in training for her big run. Alison Higgs, long term friend of EducAid, who was last featured on this blog in a very fetching Santa outfit, is on the run again. Alison teaches art at the Bridge Academy in … Read More

Mohamed Sannoh continues his studies

Mohamed Sannoh, one of EducAid’s earliest students (he joined us at the age of 10 when we sponsored him at primary school before we had our own schools) is celebrating again. We were very proud of Mohamed’s achievements when he … Read More

Marie-Aimé tells her story……

On the way to Educaid… I first heard of Educaid from the website stuffyourrucksack.com. I was still in London planning my move to Freetown and some friends were heading over so I was determined to make good use of their … Read More

Amazing what some people will do for money!

Thank you Leweston.  Greatly appreciated by us all at EducAid…. World Book Day 2011 – promoting reading and supporting EducAid Following the success of our World Book Day efforts last March we decided to run a similar event on Thursday 3rd March this year … Read More

Radio EducAid

Don’t think I can say it any better so….thank you for this letter that tells the story so well and thank you all that were involved in making this happen.  Fingers crossed the baton will not be dropped! Dear Chris … Read More

Volunteering in EducAid

From time to time, people hear of EducAid’s work and volunteer to come over and help out for a period. We have had a few youngsters nearing the end of their formal education and now a small number of teachers … Read More

EducAid and some friends from Heathrow

The visitors brought over piles of boxes of collected goodies for EducAid. You can get more on there than that.  This is Sierra Leone! Brima, temporary tour guide, with some of his guests. First on the ferry across to Freetown … Read More

EducAid at the top again

A spot of after class down time. The Junior staff spend their school holidays in teacher training classes but relax a little with a football at the end of the day. A year ago, EducAid began supporting a pilot distance … Read More

Yet another needless TB death.

Sheku Turay, 20, disappeared from the Freetown school a few months ago and after many enquiries we eventually found that he was staying with a distant relative and was seriously ill in the Magbeni community. He was losing weight dramatically … Read More