EducAid is now a really big family. Between the Trustees, Advisory Board, donors and supporters in the UK and all the staff and students in Sierra Leone, we are talking about a few thousand individuals who together make up EducAid and achieve its successes.
The MBE is nice to receive, although of course its Empire origins are somewhat uncomfortable to say the least! but the glory is certainly not due to one person.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have supported me, personally, during the ups and downs of the last 13 years as well as all of who you contribute so generously with your time, money and love to make available the all powerful gift of education to our young people in Sierra Leone.
We passionately believe in the power of education to change lives and destroy poverty. The examples within the EducAid family are numerous. May we all continue to fight for the right to thinking education in whichever way we are able to.
Today would have been our wedding anniversary. Maybe instead of that particular celebration we, that knew and loved Alhassan, can recommit again, in his name too, to work for the education that he was so proud to be helping bring to his fellow Sierra Leoneans.
May 2013 see many more coming in to school and learning that they can learn and that education with all its trials and tribulations brings great joy and empowerment.
If you are interested in knowing more about EducAid’s work with vulnerable young Sierra Leoneans, please go to www.educaid.org.uk and www.sierraleonegirls.blogspot.com