Traditions, Rites, and the Deadly Virus

‘Safe and dignified burials’ have been a top priority of the international and government agencies of the past months; with more reports of insensitivity by government burial teams – a lack of clarity as to grave locations, and a lack … Read More

EducAid today: 31st October 2014

Sierra Leone – an update Firstly, an update on the Ebola figures for this week. These figures are accurate for the 20th and 29th October, and the new cases only pertain to that day only. 20th Oct 29th Oct New … Read More

Ebola: Distrust and Misinformation

Distrust and misinformation have been prominent throughout the Ebola outbreak, and something that we have touched on in previous blog posts. Distrust for the government and international community, and a lack of clear information about the sources, the transmission, and … Read More

EducAid today: 23rd October 2014

Continuing on from last week’s update, here is a fresh one for today. To begin with, we have an update from Sierra Leone today, it reads: Due to the number of new Ebola cases in Western Area, Western Area is … Read More

Ebola and a politicised media: hindrance or help?

We’ve noted in previous articles that the situation in Sierra Leone has been exacerbated by the lack of clear health information circulating through both domestic and international media. Now that the situation has matured, the information has levelled somewhat. However, … Read More

EducAid fighting Ebola: Augustine Bundor

Times can be tough in Sierra Leone, and this is one of them. With Ebola rife throughout the country, and the population panicked about contracting this deadly disease, education can seem secondary to survival. This is not the case. Our … Read More

EducAid today: 16th October 2014

Since the first case was confirmed in Sierra Leone on 25th May, the swift acceleration of the Ebola virus across the country and Western Africa has seemingly caught both governments and the international community off-guard. Ebola has claimed around 1183 … Read More

Ebola & Our Response

At EducAid we have been fighting to protect ourselves from Ebola from the very beginning. We are in the fortunate position that the majority of our school compounds are generally self-contained and stable. Under the guidance of our Country Director … Read More

The Thoughtful Sierra Leonean

EducAid is working on the production of educational radio programmes for distribution across the country while the ebola State of Emergency keeps schools shut and children away from their studies. If we have learned nothing else during this latest crisis, … Read More

Photo Exhibition –

Please do come along and bring everyone you can. It will be a great event. Beautiful photographs and inspiring speakers, followed by drinks and a grand auction. Thursday, 23rd October 2014 6:30pm for 7pm St Michael’s Church, Chester Square London … Read More

Education on the move with EducAid!

So….since the declaration of the State of Emergency, there is a complete ban of all gatherings of more than five people except for going to church, or the mosque or ebola sensitisation meetings. One of the most significant consequences of … Read More

Dispelling Ebola Myths

Jungle trek across 4 flooded rivers, up hill and down dale to reach some of our more rural communities.  And what an emotional roller-coaster this one is. I can go from desperate sadness to frustrated anger to laughter to pride … Read More

Ebola, Education, EducAid

Ebola – what is the reality of the situation on the ground? For the last six months and more, ebola has been found infecting and causing the deaths of people in Guinea, Liberia and eventually Sierra Leone. What is ebola? … Read More

Issa Fowai – Civil Engineer

This is surely why we do what we do. When we have hard times, it is great to remember some of the highlights and Issa’s successes and attitude have to be among the best of those: Dear Miriam,I have finally … Read More

Photo Exhibition – Save the Date

Really happy to announce a photo exhibition organised by some of our most committed volunteers. The event includes a stunning photographic exhibition on EducAid’s work inSierra Leone, with a focus on the obstacles faced by girls and womenin the country. … Read More

Our World, Our Eyes, Our Imagination

In June and July 2012 the students of EducAid Lumley, EducAid Rolal and EducAid Maronka took part in a project to learn photography. The stories of their lives in Sierra Leone along with their ‘snaps’ have been published by one … Read More