An Exciting Week in the Life of the EducAid Education Team

The EducAid Education Team is a group of passionate educators who are dedicated to improving teaching and learning in the EducAid schools and contribute to national educational development. Come and see what we’ve been up to this week: EducAid Schools: We are always reflecting on our own teaching strategies to make sure that we achieve…

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Advise Salone: EducAid Staff Advocate for Gender Equality

by Ellie Wilson and Nnamdi Eseme Nnamdi Eseme, EducAid’s Education Programme Officer, is a 2016 Fellow of the Women Deliver Young Leaders Programme, a program which identifies and supports young people to address issues affecting youth, especially women and girls, in their community. The program also offers highly competitive grants to Fellows to implement projects…

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What’s the evidence?

25 years! EducAid has spent 25 years learning, working, striving to improve and finding out what works to improve the quality of the education it offers the young Sierra Leoneans it works with. After 25 years, we are now leading the education improvement conversation and action with others in Sierra Leone as part of the…

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#WomenofEducAid: meet Josephine Kamara

We hope you have been enjoying our #WomenofEducAid campaign. As a new member of the EducAid family, I have really enjoyed getting to know these women a little better by hearing their stories and I now have a much better picture of life at EducAid because of it. Today we are sharing another story. Josephine…

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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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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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There are various models of support to development….

‘Put your hands up if you paid for your own education!’  I often find myself saying to groups that I talk to in the UK about EducAid’s work in Sierra Leone.  My audience always look at me a little confusedly and then we talk about it.  I think it is fair to say that it is…

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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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Literacy Skills for Sierra Leone in 21st Century

To what extent do you believe the literacy skills required for a new world will be more or less the same as they were before? Will new literate practices need to be generated and does that mean that new literacies be required?  If so, what do you think these new literacies will be and how…

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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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Space to learn & live & love

Space to learn & live & love Contribution to the Blog Series: Space2Learn.edublogs.org The conventional wisdom is that the best place for any child growing up is in their family.  In an ideal world, where that family is financially stable and the family has the wherewithal to care for the emotional, social and welfare needs…

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Taking Climate Change Seriously in our Schools. What are your best Tips for Teaching About Climate Change in Your Classroom?

Taking Climate Change Seriously in our Schools.  What are your best Tips for Teaching About Climate Change in Your Classroom? Contribution to the Global Teacher Series 2018 Strangely, and somewhat frustratingly, it has been quite difficult over the years to get our students in Sierra Leone to think about taking their part in protecting the…

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Emergency Flood Appeal

Emergency Flood Update #1 Our Lumley school is in the middle of the flood disaster area in Freetown. There are as yet no known EducAid deaths in the recent flooding and mudslides, but several of our staff have lost their homes and everything they own. Some escaped, swimming for their lives, and are not allowed…

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IN A 21st CENTURY WORLD, TEACHER LEARNING NEVER STOPS

  IN A 21st CENTURY WORLD, TEACHER LEARNING NEVER STOPS —Technology is quickly and forever changing. The moment teachers master one new piece of ed-tech, there may be something newer you need to know more about. Teachers attend professional development sessions of all kinds. If you were calling the shots, how would you change ongoing…

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Hassanatu Sheriff – A Role Model

In Sierra Leone women are rarely offered the opportunity to study, to learn and eventually to excel. It is widely recognised that female empowerment is crucial to unlocking national potential – both social and economic – yet in many parts of Sierra Leone, and indeed the rest of the world, this information is still not…

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