Achieving their potential step by step

The new head girl and head boy addressing the assembly after their induction. Jaminatu Morie joined EducAid via the Women’s Project, our catch up education programme for secondary age girls who have not been allowed to go to school properly … Read More

Aminata Fofanah (20) RIP

Magbeni Village – Home for many years of Aminata Fofanah and her grandmother, Rugiatu Jah Aminata Fofanah, past pupil of Magbeni and Lumley from some years ago and grand-daughter of the nurse in Magbeni, Rugie Jah, had recently come back … Read More

Future Leaders of Sierra Leone Against Corruption

S.K. and Kabiru – Head boys of Lumley and Rolal respectively. Making the arrangements for the establishment of a chapter of FLSLAC in Lumley. Exciting new society developing in EducAid among the students.  Tired of the country’s corruption, they are … Read More

Calling all cyclists

Every year or so, EducAid organises a big sponsored bike ride.  It is generally fairly challenging, great fun and most importantly enormously rewarding because it can raise a good sum of money for us on our core activities: running schools, … Read More

2 out of 3 …….

STG and Wahid, two very impressive young men – amazing overcomers who are determined to be part of a new and reformed Sierra Leone A few years ago, we had a trio of bright lads who did everything together and … Read More

Patrick Horn in EducAid

Patrick Horn is a regular visitor to and supporter of EducAid.  He was with us at the end of last year and here is his write up in his own words in the Parbold Church newsletter: I spent three and … Read More

Rebecca running in Reading for EducAid

Dr Rebecca Horn has been visiting and supporting EducAid for many years, the last time being in summer 2013 when she came to work with a team of staff and students to set up our Monitoring and Evaluation systems.  When … Read More

Dangerous times

So…. In 2012 when the last round of public senior secondary exams were allowed to take place, only 10% of the candidates countrywide passed.  Worrying!  Very worrying!  Very worrying for all concerned.  The minister’s solution?  He cancelled the 2013 round … Read More

EducAid 2013-2014

2013 had some very hard things happen.  We have lost a number of students.  Their young lives were cut short before time and their families have lost the hope that they brought to them and we have lost their gifts … Read More

Magbeni – Such very very hard news!

Last week we were celebrating Magbeni’s fantastic achievement in the recent public exams.  This week we are in mourning.  Kadija (17) and Aminata (16) were playing in the river while doing their laundry and were caught by the currents.  Jumping … Read More

Public exams – 100% success AGAIN!

Once again, all EducAid’s Junior Secondary Schools had 100% pass rates in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). Countrywide, the standards are consistently closer to 40% pass rates.  With some of the poorest and most vulnerable young people in the … Read More

Widad Worneh, new Coordinator for Pastoral Care and Behaviour Management, is getting stuck into her role.  A key part of EducAid’s positive behaviour management strategy is the peer mediator system.  Students are trained on each site to mediate in situations … Read More

Isatu Kanu RIP

Another full on day in EducAid, with its great ups and terrible downs.  Today we have heard that Jimiyke Koroma has completed his anti-TB treatment and one very lucky young man has come through after being very close to death with TB … Read More

Monitoring and Evaluation with Dr Rebecca Horn

Standard practice across all sorts of projects, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is the bane of many project workers lives.  In large part, this is because the dreaded logical framework (logframe) ends up dictating what has to be done, so activities … Read More