Jimiyke – the latest

Head Boy, Jimiyke, locally assessed as needing urgenttreatment in the UK; huge response from donors and Addenbrookes. Jimiyke received a notification from the consular section at the British High Commission yesterday saying that his application for a visitor’s visa was … Read More

Justice for the poor!

This week I paid a visit to the Female Section of the Kenema Prison.  I found myself having to hold back tears as, before we had our little meeting, they un-self-consciously sang chorus after chorus about Jesus forgiving them their … Read More

Catch 22

Often I am asked what our students do after leaving school and if they can get jobs.  I always answer that we are able to help a few get sponsorship and that some find work but that whatever they go … Read More

We are on the tube!

Huw PW, son of long time friend of EducAid, and his old school mate Ollie have been in Sierra Leone filming positive stories across the country. Such stories are not as hard to find as you might think, bearing in … Read More

Curriculum Revolution

Wow! Relevant, cutting edge, suited to the needs of the youth of 21st century, post-conflict Sierra Leone.  For once Sierra Leone might not be last on the index for something! A new teacher training curriculum for Sierra Leonean secondary school … Read More

Aminata Kabia [16] RIP

And so the bad news keeps rolling in…. Aminata Kabia joined EducAid last summer when the Women’s Project started in Magbeni.  She had been out of school for many years as it had not been a priority or a possibility … Read More

Citizenship Education Week

Citizenship Education Week is over.  This year the focus was building self-esteem. All students spent the week compiling their self-portfolios: self portrait collages, CV, my dreams, my hopes, my past, my achievements, my favourite music, poem, pictures, books; how I … Read More

Teachers aren’t supposed to have favourites but somehow it is hard not to sometimes…. I have one in particular who I find humbling to work with because of how he is despite all he has been through.  He finished his … Read More

The Freetown school building now holds 700 students although things are quite tight. Definitely progress from under the tree in 2000.

where are we now

Where to start…… Since coming back from the last fund-raising trip on Easter Monday, it has been incredible how besieged and battered we have been.  It feels up close that we have never had such a difficult time since I … Read More