Jan 4, 2018
There's something about Mary
Just before Christmas, Mary, 15, got the best present she could have wished for: the news that she had passed her BECE exam, and with it secured a ticket to Senior Secondary School.
The BECE –...
Oct 2, 2017
A time to rejoice, but also to remember
In September, students in Sierra Leone went back to school. The start of a new academic year is always an exciting time, with new friends to make and new subjects to explore.
But this year, that...
Jul 5, 2017
Hard work, in and beyond the classroom
“I stay with my mother. She is a trader selling rice,” explains Umu, a student concluding the second year of her studies at Rising Academy Waterloo, in Western Freetown. “We wake at...