Mitigating Poverty

  MITIGATING POVERTY — Solving poverty is not the prerogative of educators but equalizing every student’s opportunity for success in the classroom is. Part of The Global Teachers Blog series ‘The GEM Report provides an authoritative account of how education … Read More

Education is the answer. What’s the question?

Education is the answer. What’s the question? Sierra Leone has had a traumatic and traumatising few decades. I have been involved with this beautiful country since before my first visit in 1997. Since then, we have seen coups, the ending … Read More

Emergency Flood Appeal

Emergency Flood Update #1 Our Lumley school is in the middle of the flood disaster area in Freetown. There are as yet no known EducAid deaths in the recent flooding and mudslides, but several of our staff have lost their … Read More

Dr. Véronique Desnain – EducAid Trustee

  Dr. Véronique Desnain is one of the newest members of our Board of Trustees. Véronique is an educationalist: a senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, and a long-term friend of Miriam and of EducAid. In April 2017, Véronique travelled … Read More

Exploring Genius Time in Schools

Companies like Google allow employees to spend “20% time” – that is 20% of their time working independently (on concepts they think will most benefit Google) – the goal being to inspire creativity and innovation.   Some significant advances have happened … Read More

Sierra Leone: A Nation’s Journey

Binta Bah, a female student, Mohamed and myself attended a workshop at Makeni which was organised by Charlie Haffner and Sorious Samura. The theme is Material Development workshop, SIERRA LEONE: A NATION’S JOURNEY. The project is about changing the narrative inspiring … Read More

All we want for Christmas…

Sometimes it’s nice to know how your donation is going to be used and appreciated. We try to tell you how we use your money, but over the Christmas it can be really rewarding to send out items that are in constant … Read More

Hassanatu Sheriff – A Role Model

In Sierra Leone women are rarely offered the opportunity to study, to learn and eventually to excel. It is widely recognised that female empowerment is crucial to unlocking national potential – both social and economic – yet in many parts … Read More