Bike Ride: What a day!

The EducAid team had been busily preparing for the Bike Ride for weeks and weeks; Farah had been organising registration with the event organisers and a stall to host the riders, Amelia had been contacting companies to get hold of some … Read More

Opening of the New QEP4E Buildings

We started working with EU in April 2016, this relationship has enabled us to significantly scale up our teacher training outreach programme as well as getting support for some construction. The EU has created a big impact in supporting EducAid … Read More

What is the QEP?

As a follower of EducAid you may have heard about the QEP, our Quality Enhancement Programme, but you may not know exactly what it encompasses. In this blog post I hope to give you an introduction to what is our … Read More

UK Trip for Sierra Leonean Teachers and Leaders

    In February 2016, 10 of our Sierra Leonean staff came to the UK for teacher training, courtesy of the Steve Sinnott Foundation. Widad Worneh, Malikie ‘Leo’ Barrie, Stephen Momoh, Fatmata Bangura and Mohamed ‘Cobra’ Bangura told us what … Read More

A Word about our Women – International Women’s Day

    ‘Educating girls and giving them the tools to shape their own future has an incredible multiplier effect on economic growth. It leads to increased prosperity not just for individuals but for their communities and their societies. It provides returns for … Read More

Kai’s Building Force in Action!

Amazing developments in Magbeni this week. Joseph M. Kai, our school site co-ordinator, has been arranging for a new building to be constructed in place of what was once only a hut. Together the local community has been putting together … Read More

Lucy Howling – Mellor’s Rose Queen

There are few better examples of our community’s dedication than the story of Lucy who, as Mellor’s 2015/16 Rose Queen, chose to support EducAid in the fundraising events she organised for her village. Over the past 8 months Lucy has … Read More

After Ebola: Sillah’s Journey to EducAid

The World Bank identifies “orphans and vulnerable children” as a group requiring special consideration and intervention to protect them from a high likelihood of “negative outcomes.” These children “are more exposed to risks than their peers” and “most likely to … Read More

Sew for Sierra Leone: Joan Keeps Going

Back in April we wrote about the ladies from District 9 of the Inner Wheels Club. They had hand-made over 400 sleeping bags that eventually contributed to the largest shipment of donations that we’ve ever sent to Sierra Leone. This … Read More

Miriam Presents Medals to 820 Naval Air Squadron

Members of the 820 Naval Air Squadron invited Miriam Mason-Sesay to their Operational Medal Ceremony at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose last week. Not only were Miriam and her son, Kofi, in attendance, but Miriam was invited to present the … Read More

Rearrangement of the school year after Ebola

Let’s keep focused! Multiple, multiple changes to the academic year have had extraordinary knock on consequences for Sierra Leone’s children.  To start with, during the whole Ebola crisis, students missed 8 months of schooling. This, in a country where academic … Read More

Lucy Howling – Mellor Rose Queen 2015-16

   Hello, I’m Lucy! This year I am Mellor Rose-Queen. The tradition of crowning a young girl as Rose Queen developed in the farming communities of Northern England as part of the celebration of and thanksgiving for the growth of the food crops. … Read More