Develop Africa, Inc.

The mission of Develop Africa is to facilitate and establish meaningful and sustainable development in Africa through capacity building, empowerment and transformational education. Develop Africa was birthed out of the vision that human resource development is the key to improving nation-building capacity in Africa. Our focus is on impacting and changing lives.
Nov 24, 2014

Malaria is Now History in Mariama's Life

Biggest Killers
Biggest Killers

Did you know that mosquitoes are more than just a pest?  

You probably know that far too many people die from malaria each year. Did you also know that it by far is the "biggest killer".  The included photo (Credit WHO, etc) helps us visualize the magnitude of this silent killer.  Malaria is responsible for over 700,000 deaths annually, year after year.  That is huge.  Clearly, this is an area that merits serious attention and action.

This is why Mariama, one of our beneficiaries was happy to receive a treated mosquito bed net.  Mariama lives in an area where drainage is very poor. As a result there are a lot of mosquitoes in her community. She has been complaining of very long nights with little sleep - due to mosquito bites.  

Receiving the bed net that you provided brought smiles to Mariama's face - because now she knows her sleep will be sweet. She now know she is safe frm pesky bites and malaria.  She is very grateful for the net and extends her appreciation to YOU!  Currently Mariama is awaiting the return of normalcy so she can retake the WAEC African Secondary School Certificate Examination. 

Your support enables us to continue to bring sound sleep, safety and the gift of a normal, long life to hundreds of beneficiaries in Sierra Leone.  Thanks to YOU, we are continue to provide this life-preserving resource.  Simple and effective.  

Thanks so much for helping us making malaria history in one more life. Mariama's.

Mariama with new mosquito net - no more malaria
Mariama with new mosquito net - no more malaria

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Nov 20, 2014

Your Trainees Give Back - Raise Funds to Help Ebola Orphans

Sewing Project Process
Sewing Project Process

Amid the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, Door of Hope and the trainees of the Develop Africa Empowerment Training Institute initiated a sewing project to raise monies to help children made orphans by Ebola and other family members who lost love ones to the disease.

This initiative came after a nurse who served as a volunteer at Door of Hope and Develop Africa in the Wellington community died from the Ebola virus. Her husband, brother and sister also died from the epidemic.

The project included sewing handbags and outfits for sale. Proceeds are being used to help provide food items - such as sardines, eggs, cheese, juice - and money to people in the community who lost family members to Ebola.

It is our hope that proceeds from the sale of these items will increase so that we can also provide assistance to help keep the children from families that have lost their bread winners in school.

Your support is being multiplied and is helping Ebola-affected families.  Thanks to your support, the trainees are using their skills to helping others and giving back.  Thanks so much for your support - that helped to make this possible.

Modeling Handbag Produced
Modeling Handbag Produced
Modeling Dress with Matching Handbag
Modeling Dress with Matching Handbag
Models in Dresses and Handbags Produced
Models in Dresses and Handbags Produced
Nov 17, 2014

Academic Year Breaks Record # of Girls Training

FAWE Girls Academic Year Completed
FAWE Girls Academic Year Completed

The number of girls receiving computer training at FAWE for the 2013/2014 academic year reached a record high of 84 pupils; from 56 attending the previous year.

Students learned computer operating systems, were familiarized about computer components and input/output devices, and trained how to perform word processing software functions including creating documents.

Wifi access was provided through the Ministry of Education which enabled the girls to learn how to research school topics online to help improve their academic performance.

We also received the provision of an electric meter and power facility which allowed the reduction of noise that was caused by using a generator.

We are thankful and proud of the progress the school and girls have made. With YOUR support, FAWE is able to continue to improve the lives of girls by helping them to become computer literate and self-sufficient.

We look forward to an even better year when schools reopen from Ebola closing,

FAWE Girl Computer Training
FAWE Girl Computer Training

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