#WomenofEducAid: meet Zainab Bangura

This is the second post in the blog series #WomenofEducAid which champions and celebrates the many women who make EducAid what it is today, and who continuously work towards quality education and gender equality in Sierra Leone. Today’s blog celebrates our Head of Equality, Zainab Bangura. Zainab has been a great addition to the EducAid…

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“I have turned I can’t into I can, and my dreams into plans”

“I have turned I can’t into I can, and my dreams into plans.” – Female student at EducAid Lumley EducAid celebrated International Women’s Day on 8th March at all EducAid schools. Here’s a school-by-school overview of how EducAidians celebrated and some highlights from this term so far. Rolal: As a way of spreading the EducAid…

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#WomenofEducAid: meet Haja Gbla

By Haja Gbla & Roxanne Tibbert In the wake of International Women’s Day, EducAid Sierra Leone want to celebrate the many women working to make quality education accessible to the most vulnerable students in Sierra Leone. These #WomenofEducAid often work behind the scenes and are unknown to many of our supporters. We want to take this…

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Female Genital Mutilation, Secret Societies, and the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM in Sierra Leone

By Nnamdi Eseme Content warning: Please be aware that this blog post might be upsetting for some, as it contains information about the practice and consequences of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).     As today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (6th February), we asked Nnamdi Eseme, EducAid’s Education Programme Officer,…

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EducAid’s First Term of 2018-19 Highlights

It’s been a great first term at EducAid. All EducAid schools were eager to share some highlights from the term which we have  compiled below. Thank you for all you have done to support our work this term. We wish you all a wonderful holiday season and New Year. Maronka Primary School reports that pupils…

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PowerPoints and plantain: fundraising for EducAid

By Olivia Burns, EducAid Volunteer     Charities are rarely ever free from anxiety about fundraising. To trust in the sustainability of many projects, you need to have confidence in the sustainability of the funding. However this can be a hard task when, especially in the UK, much of the public feel overwhelmed by the…

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A New School Year at EducAid

On Monday, 10th September EducAid schools opened their doors to the 2018-19 school year. We have collected some photos from that first week to share the sense of excitement, joy and focus of this special time of year. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.              …

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Poems by Alice Y

Alice Y is a junior staff member at the Pate Bana Marankh school. Passionate about girls’ education and rights, Alice came to EducAid when her family fell on hard times and were unable to fund her education. She enjoys writing and sharing her poetry.   THERE IS HOPE FOR TOMORROW   Seeing young talent wasting…

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The Marple Band’s Music From Musicals Concert for EducAid

by Imaan Sheikh The Marple Band are a highly-regarded, traditional brass band in the Stockport community. They regularly engage in performances, fundraising, charity work and to nurture their relationship with the community. Last year the band performed a Music from Movies concert and donated to EducAid. If you are in the Stockport area, be sure to check…

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Miriam’s First Academic Article Published!

As many of you may know, our Country Director, Miriam Mason is working towards her PhD at the University of Durham. Unsurprisingly, her research relates to training teachers in Sierra Leone, a topic close to all of our hearts. As Miriam’s research has progressed, there are a number of academic articles relating to her work…

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A Day in the Life of an EducAid Volunteer

By Zeinab Makki   In celebration of Volunteers’ Week (1st to 7th June), Zeinab Makki interviews one of EducAid’s most frequent volunteers, retired biology teacher, Ken Hall.     “You meet young people with a drive and passion for doing something to change lives – which you don’t see in the same way in English…

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Gladys Mansaray – Lawyer in the Making!

I am Gladys Mansaray, a third year LLB Honours student at the University of Makeni (UniMak).  I went to the EducAid Secondary School in 2009.  Before 2009, it was really not easy for my parents to pay my school fees.  I got to know about EducAid, a free school that is providing good quality education. …

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September 2017 at EducAid

September was an eventful month for everyone at EducAid. Teachers and staff gathered together for training and meetings before welcoming the children back into the classroom on 11th September. This was no small achievement after the devastation of August’s mudslide and flooding. A new facility is taking shape in Rolal and EducAid students joined the Climate…

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