Isata’s journey to EducAid was a long one. Now 23 years old, Isata ran away from home when she was younger. The home she fled was an abusive one in the far East of Sierra Leone. She had an abusive step mother who worked her like a slave and refused to give her food to eat. Eventually, Isata found and joined an EducAid Sierra Leone school, a school run by Honoree Miriam Mason-Sesay. Isata worked hard to reach the academic level of regular secondary students and was able to join mainstream classes. She is now studying Development Studies at the University of Makeni, where she is making a name for herself. Read Isata's full story here: http://www.worldofchildren.org/blog/isatas-new-life-education-sierra-leone/ More info - Sierra Leone has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world. With few opportunities for education, children are left with poor prospects for a successful life. EducAid schools provide children with high-quality education and hope for the future. If we reach our goal, $100 provides 4 months of education for a child like Isata who might otherwise not be able to go to school.