The Alec Russell Education Trust (ARET) SCIO is a grant giving programme that aims to increase educational attainment for children and young adults living in the developing world. Primarily, although not exclusively, ARET will help to fund projects that improve access to education and increase educational attainment within Sierra Leone.The Trust was established in memory of Alec Russell who, through his philanthropic approach, supported many of the children that he encountered on his travels to improve their own futures. In his honour, ARET provides funding to ensure that his commitment to the advancement of education is continued through the generations of his family.
News from Sierra Leone
Banga Farm Area, Sierra Leone.
Banga Farm Area in Sierra Leone is home to many widows and orphans. Their life is harsh and opportunities few, if any. Abdulai Sankoh and his wife hope to change this. They will look for sustainable programmes to raise awareness and convince the community that self-help is possible.Read more learn more
Project Leaders: Alpha Kallon and Jane Cole
The women’s project is a success. This is a result of materials being available and also good team work. The periods of lockdown during COVID has been difficult and the economic situation in Sierra Leone. There is no price control on food and basic staples, like rice, can have some big price increase.learn more