Best wishes for a great 2023 and a huge thanks to all EducAid’s friends and supporters for an amazing 2022!
2022 was a busy year full of challenges and hard work. Thank you all for contributing to some important achievements:
EducAid provided free, high quality education to children and young people who made us proud with their outstanding results. We recorded an extraordinary 100% pass rate at the National Primary School Exam (NPSE, national pass rate 81.2%). EducAid Rolal placed in the top ten schools in Sierra Leone for the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Exam (WASSCE) and highest performing school in the northwest region.
Our Strong Girl Incubator (SGI) helped 50 girls and young women to go back to education, of which 48 successfully transitioned to mainstream secondary school. The programme has been scaled up and will welcome 95 students for the school year 2022-23.
EducAid continued training local teachers and creating long-lasting impact. After successfully completing the 3-years Education Innovation Challenge (EIC), EducAid is now a partner of the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education in the Sierra Leone Education Innovation Challenge (SLEIC) with the Education Outcomes Fund. EducAid is working with 65 schools (serving more than 20,000 students) and training more than 500 teachers in literacy, numeracy and classroom management.
EducAid’s degree course in Business Administration & Management (BAM) with the University of Makeni had 8 more graduates.
In October, EducAid premiered its girl power song “We Are Like Diamonds” written, played and produced by musician and educator Steve Revington with award-winning community leader and entertainer Saidat on lead vocals.
A team of EducAid students and teachers was selected as one of four teams participating in Plan International’s Education Uninterrupted Incubator (EUI), a programme to advance uninterrupted access to inclusive quality education for children and young people in Ghana and Sierra Leone. Our team will develop short video lessons that explain key concepts to learn maths and science in a fun and easy way.
EducAid participated for the first time in the Big Give Christmas Challenge reaching our target of £12,000 in less than 24 hours and finally raising £13,410 to support our schools in Rolal.
EducAid’s work was featured in the Guardian, BBC, and the Economist.
Best wishes for a great 2023! Thank you for your support and love!
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Tue, 3 Jan
It’s the first day of a new school term in Sierra Leone. To all the students who are back in class today, we wish you success for this year. Challenge yourselves to do better each time. Your hard work will never go in vain!
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Thu, 5 Jan
What are your New Year’s resolutions? Do you want to start 2023 with a resolution that is easy to keep and that will make a great impact?
At EducAid we want to make sure that as many children and young people as possible have access to free, high quality education in Sierra Leone. We are determined to give girls and young women equal opportunities to fulfill their potential. We want to give our best in training teachers as agents of sustainable school improvement.
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EducAid’s Maronka is a model school, a safe home for girls and a hub for much of EducAid’s teacher training and sustainable school improvement projects.
At Maronka Primary School, EducAid provides free high-quality education to 100 children using a holistic approach that focuses not only on literacy, numeracy, and the other subjects in the national curriculum, but also sets a positive environment where children can learn and thrive.
The girls who call the Maronka Safe House home are able to attend school regularly and receive individual support and mentoring that help them build their confidence.
At the Maronka site, EducAid will be training more than 500 teachers for the Sierra Leone Education Innovation Challenge (SLEIC).
“As a teacher, never judge the behavior of your students until you find out the cause of their behavior and look for the best possible solution to manage it” – E.K., participant in EducAid’s training on behaviour management.
Peer mediation is a process by which children and young people help their peers resolve conflict in a constructive, non-violent way. At EducAid, we trained peer mediators to support stress-free learning environments by resolving conflicts that often do not even come to the attention of adults. Good peer mediators listen without judgement, have good communication skills, and use their emotional intelligence to understand the feelings of the parties involved.
At EducAid, we trained peer mediators to help resolve conflicts in a constructive, non-violent way.
Wed, 18 Jan
EducAid’s Lumley Secondary School is our oldest school where we started developing our innovative learning methods. Here children and young people receive free, high-quality education and have access to sport and cultural activities.
Located in a highly populated area of Freetown, this model school serves 204 students (131 girls and 73 boys) at junior and senior secondary school level. In the years, the Lumley school has collected numerous academic achievements, the most recent being 3rd highest WASSCE results in Sierra Leone in 2021 and 2nd highest WASSCE results in Sierra Leone in 2020 and 2019.
EducAid Lumley is one of two schools hosting EducAid’s Strong Girl Incubator (SGI) that helps girls and young women return to education. Last year, all the 23 students enrolled in the programme at the Lumley school successfully transitioned to mainstream secondary school. This year the programme has welcomed 64 new girls and young women. The SGI also serves as a remedial programme to make sure that schoolgirls at risk of dropping out stay in school and learn.
EducAid’s Secondary School in Lumley is our oldest school where we started developing our innovative learning methods. Here 204 students receive free, high-quality education and 64 girls are supported to return to education with the Strong Girl Incubator (SGI) project.
Fri, 20 Jan
Welcome to EducAid’s Book Club! Today we talk about “Chicken in the Kitchen” by Nnedi Okorafor, the winner of the Children’s Africana Best Book Award 2016.
What would you do if you woke up one night to find the shadow of a giant chicken passing your bedroom door? Go and investigate, of course! When Anyaugo follows a giant chicken into her kitchen one warm night in Nigeria, she embarks on a fun-filled adventure where nothing is quite as it seems. An entertaining look at the fascinating masquerade culture of West Africa, told from the perspective of a plucky young Nigerian girl who finds the courage to protect the traditions she loves.
Today at EducAid’s Book Club we talk about “Chicken in the Kitchen” by Nnedi Okorafor, an entertaining look at the fascinating masquerade culture of West Africa, told from the perspective of a girl who finds the courage to protect the traditions she loves.
Tue, 24 Jan
On International Day of Education, we want to celebrate the importance of education in our lives and the role of education for peace and development.
The theme of this year is “to invest in people, prioritize education”, a call for maintaining strong political mobilization around education and translating commitments into action. Education must be prioritized to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals against the backdrop of a global recession, growing inequalities and the climate crisis.
Without education and lifelong opportunities for all, countries will not succeed in achieving gender equality and breaking the cycle of poverty that is leaving millions of people behind.
The theme of the International Day of Education 2023 is “to invest in people, prioritize education”, a call for maintaining strong political mobilization around education. Education must be prioritized to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
Thu, 26 Jan
What was your favourite school subject as a child?
At EducAid we value our students’ interests and give them opportunities to explore areas they are interested in.
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Fri, 27 Jan
EducAid’s Rolal Junior and Senior Secondary School is our largest school, a home to vulnerable children and young people, and one of two centres for EducAid’s Strong Girl Incubator (SGI).
Located in a rural area of the Port Loko district, the Rolal model school serves 279 students (108 girls and 171 boys), of which 229 (67 girls and 162 boys) are boarding students. Here children and young people receive free education of the highest quality. In 2022, Rolal was in the top ten schools for WASSCE results in Sierra Leone. In 2021, the school was chosen as one of 120 schools around the world to be showcased as part of World Education Week.
EducAid’s SGI helps girls and young women to go back to education. Last year, 25 of 27 students enrolled in the programme at Rolal successfully transitioned to mainstream school. This year the programme has welcomed 55 new girls and young women at Rolal. The SGI also serves as a remedial programme to make sure that schoolgirls at risk of dropping out stay in school and learn.
Rolal is our largest school and a home to vulnerable children and young people. Located in the Port Loko district, it serves 279 students who receive free high-quality education. Here, 55 girls are also supported to return to education with the Strong Girl Incubator project.
Tue, 31 Jan
Why should you support EducAid?
To allow more children and young people in Sierra Leone to have access to free high-quality education from primary to senior secondary school
To help vulnerable girls and young women stay in school
To train more local teachers and create long-lasting impact
Support #EducAid – support #Education in #SierraLeone!
To donate, click here (link) https://www.educaid.org.uk/get-involved/#donateInfo
Support EducAid to:
Allow more children and young people to have access to free high-quality education
Help vulnerable girls and young women stay in school
Train more local teachers and create long-lasting impact
To donate, click here https://www.educaid.org.uk/get-involved/#donateInfo