Articles from Sierra Leone
News 12 February 2021
SLTU discusses Education Workforce Report
SLTUSLTU discusses Education Workforce Report
Equity and inclusion 10 December 2020
#16dayscampaign | “When teachers’ unions take action, schools become safer for everyone”, by madeleine kennedy-macfoy (EI) and Rex Fyles (Gender at Work).
Rex Fyles, madeleine kennedy macfoy
Gender-based violence in and around schools poses big challenges to education unions and their members. Because everyone in and around schools – teachers, students, education support personnel - can be both perpetrator and victim of such violence, school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) is a violation of both the right to quality...#16dayscampaign | “When teachers’ unions take action, schools become safer for everyone”, by madeleine kennedy-macfoy (EI) and Rex Fyles (Gender at Work).
Fighting the commercialisation of education 25 November 2020
New resources for education financing launched
NORRAG Special Issue 05New resources for education financing launched
Union growth 21 October 2020
“Africa: Collaboration between Unions and Governments for a Better Future in Education”, by Cherine Sabry.
Unions and governments have been in conflict since the dawn of time. The mere existence of unions as a force to defend workers’ rights where governments fail to do so in and of itself leads to this conflictual relationship. In Africa, unions have rarely been consulted during the COVID-19 crisis...“Africa: Collaboration between Unions and Governments for a Better Future in Education”, by Cherine Sabry.
Union renewal and development 17 July 2020
Education unions pay tribute to the late Emanuel A. Fatoma
Education union leaders and educators have paid tribute to the late Emanuel A Fatoma. Fatoma’s sudden passing on 6 July came as a shock to many of us and to his former colleagues and friends from Africa and around the world.Education unions pay tribute to the late Emanuel A. Fatoma
Union renewal and development 8 July 2020
Obituary: Emanuel Acrisine Fatoma
Education International is deeply saddened by the loss of our great colleague, Emanuel Fatoma, who passed on Monday, the 6th of July 2020 in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Emanuel Fatoma will be remembered as a great teacher and education advocate who incessantly pursued social justice for all, particularly for the teaching...Obituary: Emanuel Acrisine Fatoma
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 17 October 2019
“Higher ambitions for education and copyright in Africa and the world”, by Mugwena Maluleke.
African nations actively participated in the development of the Sustainable Development Agenda that acknowledged the centrality of education in the achievement of all other plans for a better world. Like other nations of the world, they committed to the provision of a single, renewed education agenda that is holistic, ambitious...“Higher ambitions for education and copyright in Africa and the world”, by Mugwena Maluleke.
Fighting the commercialisation of education 1 May 2017
This May Day, why not try solidarity?
As the occasion to celebrate and reaffirm the value and values of trade unions, from which their principles continue to inspire, today must also serve as a lens to carefully examine our societies and institutions.This May Day, why not try solidarity?
Trade union rights are human rights 17 October 2014
Sierra Leone: Teachers learning to cope with Ebola
The Ebola epidemic has brought education to a halt in Sierra Leone, shuttering classrooms across the country, leaving all teachers, children, and communities affected as the disease continues to claim lives.Sierra Leone: Teachers learning to cope with Ebola
Trade union rights are human rights 22 August 2014
Sierra Leone: Teachers fall victim to Ebola
The deadly flu virus sweeping across Western Africa has reportedly claimed the lives of teachers in at least two areas of Sierra Leone, a country in the eye of the outbreak.Sierra Leone: Teachers fall victim to Ebola
Standards and working conditions 8 August 2011
Sierra Leone: Teachers’ pay award blocked by IMF
Teachers in Sierra Leone have had their pay rise blocked by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Despite the fact that teachers can earn as little as US$50 per month in Sierra Leone which is wholly inadequate to sustain one person, let alone to provide for an entire family, an IMF...Sierra Leone: Teachers’ pay award blocked by IMF
Union renewal and development 11 September 2009
Sierra Leone: EI sends condolences to families of shipwreck victims
Education International is disturbed to learn that 221 people are missing after a boat capsized off the coast of Sierra Leone, including many children heading off to begin a new school year.Sierra Leone: EI sends condolences to families of shipwreck victims
Trade union rights are human rights 19 May 2008
Sierra Leone: EFAIDS gathers momentum
A four day EFAIDS training of trainers workshop took place from March 19-22 in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The meeting brought together teachers from across the country and engaged them with EFAIDS issues which will then be communicated to wider audiences of teachers and learners in their workplaces and regions.Sierra Leone: EFAIDS gathers momentum
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 10 July 2007
Interview with Hawa Koroma of the Sierra Leone Teachers Union (SLTU)
Hawa Koroma is the project coordinator of the Sierra Leone Teachers Union, SLTU. She spoke to EI about the impact of the war on education and the efforts being made to restore a sense of normality in a country that has been devastated by conflict.Interview with Hawa Koroma of the Sierra Leone Teachers Union (SLTU)