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Working it out at 4 years old

Today, the family held the 40 days’ ceremony for Alhassan. Lots of money was spent on lots of food and lots of people came and…

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More memorials

The differences in cultures is nowhere easier to see, between Europe and Africa, than in the bereavement process. To my mind a significant contributor to…

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Tertiary difficulties

The problems at the tertiary institutions continue apace but we still somehow or other need to be fighting that while continuing to push to get…

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Mike in Berlin

More goodwill and support from outside Sierra Leone. While the Paris to Brussels cyclists were training and foraging for funds to complete their bike ride,…

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Is it progress or not?

The Human Development Reports [Annual reports prepared by the United Nations http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/HDR_2009_EN_Complete.pdf] for 2009 are out. Last year, Sierra Leone was 179th out of 179…

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A few drops of hope in an ocean of injustice….

On the one hand, things are pretty tough, coming back without Alhassan as guide and back up. It is hard having to face the day…

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Admissions madness

Admissions with a difference in EducAid Lumley, Freetown! Ground floor – Last minute revision before the final, final entrance exam. Middle floor – continuing Junior…

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We were initially disappointed but…..

5th in the country in the WASSCE [West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination] this year! …………. We still don’t have the full picture as the…

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The team rallies round

Saturday morning, when school kids all over the world enjoy a bit of a lie in and some time out…. EducAid Lumley was action stations.…

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A great idea

I just thought I would share with you about something positive that we have been fortunate to benefit from. The inspiration of Kate Humble [of…

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