Monday, 27 February 2012

Sharing Strengths & Positivity from Maronka

Thank you to everyone who has signed up for the easyfundraising online shopping, see the link below for more details and thank you also to everyone who has shown an interest in and or signed up for the bike ride.

I had a pizza and a beer with my friend Sam in Golders Green the other evening and it cost just under £ really brought home to me the fact that it costs so little to keep 2 girls safe mentally, emotionally and physically in the house for a month. Please do keep supporting us and spreading the word about EducAids work it really has made a huge difference to many young girls lives.

I have been keeping in touch with Isata, Miriam, Jane, Diana and the girls to see what they have been up to..........

Congratulations to Christiana, Mariatu, Miriam, Mary, Mahwa and Fatmata (left to right pictured with Isata in front) All the girls passed our Strength Finder course attending every week for 6 weeks and doing some outstanding work on discovering their strengths and finding ways to make the most of their strengths now and in the future.

Jane has now returned to the UK after 3 months volunteering in Maronka and the weather has turned slightly warmer for her return, although she did tell me she had the fire on straight away! Jane will be dearly missed by all the girls and her friends in the village. Thank you Jane for all your enthusiasm and hard work and we hope to see you back in Maronka one day very soon.

Isata, Jane and Diana have been enjoying working with the adults in the village and family literacy classes are still going from strength to strength with the adults performing at the school assembly, to much applause from the children. Its so inspiring to work with such a positive community. Life long learning in action!

Finally, I am pleased to report that the outbreak of head lice is under control and that the scabies that we thought were scabies were in fact the children trying to tattoo themselves with plant resin.....phew phew phew and phew.

Until next time sending lots of love, strength and positivity from Maronka and the UK x

If you ever do any online shopping, or even if you think you don't (because you might in the process find it is cheap and easy to do so) please do sign up.  We will be most appreciative and you will definitely be making a difference to our work in Sierra Leone.


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