Inside Ebola Junction: Dr. John Wright

Dr. John Wright is one of the first NHS volunteers who travelled to Sierra Leone to help fight Ebola. He was a part of the founding team at the Ebola Treatment Centre at Moyamba Junction. During his time in Sierra … Read More

The MSF Report: What Went Wrong – A Timeline

The Médecins Sans Frontières report, issued this week, gives us an insight in to the early stages of the Ebola outbreak. As the organisation that first flagged the scale of the Ebola health crisis, the MSF is in a strong … Read More

Business in the Charity Sector

As a nation the UK has traditionally been very generous when it comes to donating money to help those in need, both domestically and internationally. According to a Charities Aid Foundation report on private donations, at 0.9% GDP the UK … Read More

An Unbelievable Contribution – RFA Argus

Over the past few months, the crew of the RFA Argus have been supporting EducAid in a variety of ways. The ship performs several functions but it’s main role is the Primary Casualty Receiving Ship for the Royal Navy; with … Read More

The Largest Donation we’ve Ever Received

Vanessa Mason has long been involved with EducAid. It was her son, Swithun Mason, and James Boardman that were struck by the plight of the Sierra Leoneans, and compelled to help by setting up what is now the charity, EducAid. … Read More

Coventry City FC Spurred in to Action

Coventry City Football Club announced recently that they were commencing an exciting initiative to help orphans in Sierra Leone. Towards the end of last year Miriam visited a small village in a rural part of Sierra Leone called Kigbal. The … Read More

Women and their Struggle in Sierra Leone

In the first part of this post we outlined the societal rationale that posits Sierra Leonean women lower than the men. This belief is the product of a lack of access to education, for both men and women, but also … Read More

Women and their Struggle in Sierra Leone

Gender equality has been a central pillar of EducAid’s mission since the charity’s inception. In a country with so many social, economic, political, and infrastructural problems, the intricate challenge of confronting this delicate problem is difficult to approach. There is … Read More

Surviving Ebola: Remy Watt

Suma, our site coordinator for EducAid Rogbere, met with Remy Watt. Remy is a strong woman and the eldest in the Rogbere community. This is Suma’s telling of her story: “I was living with my family in Rogbere when I … Read More

A Lasting Impact: the Quality Enhancement Programme

Few things illustrate the impact of our school’s education greater than the existence of our Quality Enhancement Programmes, the QEP & QEPM. Sierra Leonean schools from around the country request EducAid to run these in-depth training courses. In the programme … Read More

The Impact of the OICC

If you have been following the progress of the Ebola outbreak, you’ll know that all of the schools in Sierra Leone are closed. Recently, President Ernest Bai Koroma issued an instruction that no schools would be opened until the WHO … Read More

Rogbere: Giving Thanks

EducAid’s Rogbere School was founded in 2010 and usually educates more than 320 students. In 2013, A Call to Business built and opened a home for orphans, many of who are disabled in one way or another, next to the … Read More

A World Free from Ebola: the Vaccines

It has been widely reported in the press that a new vaccine trial has entered the second round of testing at Oxford University in the UK. Now that reserves of the once-hailed ZMAPP vaccine have run out, the focus of … Read More

4Ms Fighting Ebola: Alfred J Fornah

Alfred J Fornah is a teacher at the Mafoimba School, one of our 4Ms in the Tonkolil district. Mafoimba is a product of our partnership with Make It Happen, a fruitful joint venture that has seen us open 4 schools … Read More

Surviving Ebola: Salamatu Conteh

Salamatu Conteh is a student at EducAid. Over the past few weeks I have asked all of our Site Coordinators to find people who have directly experienced the effects of Ebola, and to interview them so that we can tell … Read More