EducAid started life following a trip to Sierra Leone by James Boardman and Swithun Mason in 1993.
Financial support was sent to Sierra Leone to help students pursuing their education.
Swithun’s sister: Miriam Mason, with her background in teaching in the UK, made the decision to move to Sierra Leone to run schools.
In 2000, delayed by the extreme violence in 1999, Miriam moved to Freetown and began to run classes on the back veranda of a rented house in Lumley – EducAid's own first school was founded.
Over the years EducAid has grown alongside the needs of the local communities in which we serve, strengthening education through a range of projects.
EducAid now runs an educational network of free schools and school improvement projects, works on gender equality and improving community resilience in addition to participating in international research and global best practice on education.