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.
Apr 24, 2015

Kids Happy To Return To School After Easter Break

Happy to return to school and computer learning
Happy to return to school and computer learning

Dear Project Supporters,

Thank YOU, for your continued support. Because of YOU, more children at Bitame Lucia Nursery and Primary School are learning basic computer skills with the new computers we received.

Since our last report, the students enjoyed Easter break away from school. No activities were scheduled while school was closed for the holiday break. So, the children were happy to return to class to continue their studies and computer learning.

Books are one of the foundational tools for learning. Many of our children do not have any books at home. The school needs an adequate range of books that they could use to promote reading.

This video gives you a glimpse into the importance of books in the education of children in Cameroon.

The primary language of children in this area of Cameroon is French and by enhancing their knowledge of English, the children are being better prepared for life as global citizens.

We are grateful for all YOUR support. Through these books, the children are developing a love for reading and learning -- which are important keys to success in life.

On May 13th at 9:00 AM EDT - Give and get matched on GlobalGiving BONUS DAY is a great way to make your donations go even further. All donations up to $1,000 per donor per project are matched on May 13th until matching funds run out on that day.

Thanks so much. We appreciate YOU!

Best Wishes,

Develop Africa team

New computers, furniture and school supplies
New computers, furniture and school supplies

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Apr 10, 2015

No More Getting Sick with Malaria

Haja and daughter - mosquito nets = zero malaria
Haja and daughter - mosquito nets = zero malaria

Dear Project Supporters,

Thanks to YOU, the project received $120 from 6 donors since our last report and 12 new insecticide-treated mosquito nets were distributed to project beneficiaries. In the photo below you can see some of the kids holding nets and a special Thank You photo for YOU.

"YOUR donations, made this happen!"

According to The Guardian, This mosquito-borne disease (malaria) still claims more than 500,000 lives every year – 90% of them in sub-Saharan Africa, mostly children under five. Not only does this bring a heavy human cost, but a heavy economic cost too. Children miss out on school, parents cannot go to work. As much as 40 per cent of health spending in Africa goes on fighting malaria. All in all, it’s estimated that malaria costs Africa more than $12 billion every year.

Meet Haja and Kadima - recent mosquito net recipients (see video).  Haja and Kadima live in a family house at Mellon Street in the Wellington community.  Haja is the mother of Kadima. They were in need of bed nets for a long time. Now, because of YOUR help, they are very happy recipients and will sleep better knowing they are protected against mosquito bites and malaria.

In the video, Haja (Kadima’s mother), introduces herself and extends her appreciation for the mosquito bed nets that they have received. She explains that previously Kadima was getting sick with malaria. Now, with the bed nets, she is no longer getting sick. They are no longer being bothered by mosquitoes and malaria.

Haja expressed her gratitude by saying, “I really, really appreciate. Thank you!”

Because of YOU, children who are most at risk are now able to sleep safe and sound. But, hundreds of families are still in need of bed nets in the Wellington community. Each family needs 2-3 nets per household. YOUR continued support will help us provide this life-preserving gift to them today!

On May 13th at 9AM EDT - Give and get matched on GlobalGiving BONUS DAY as a great way to make your donations go even further. All donations up to $1,000 per donor per project are matched on May 13th until matching funds run out on that day.

Thanks so much for your support!

Best Wishes,

Develop Africa team

All smiles - nets save lives
All smiles - nets save lives

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Apr 7, 2015

Back to School - Smartly Dressed in New School Uniforms - Thanks to Your Support

Adama with her new uniform
Adama with her new uniform

Dear project supporters

We are so very excited to report that your kids go back to school in 2 weeks!  Schools as you know, have been closed for all of the academic year so far (since September 2014 because of Ebola). Schools were initially scheduled to reopen at end of March - but this was postponed by 2 weeks to April 14.

Do you remember the days when you were eager to go back to school? Then, you can imagine how eager the kids must be to go back to school.  They are super excited to restart school and further their education.

Did you know that in many instances, children have not been able to go to school because their parents have not able to provide uniforms for them?

Thankfully, your kids will not be frustrated or hindered because of the lack of uniforms.  Since the last report, we have together raised $650.  With these funds, in the past 6 weeks, we have provided uniforms and shoes for over 15 kids.  You can see some of the kids with uniforms in the photos included in this report and at the following link - kids with new uniforms

Thanks to YOUR support, they are going back to school smartly dressed and looking great! 

We believe that no kid should have to miss a day or week or month of school because they do not have school uniforms.  Your support has made this possible and we are so grateful for your kind assistance.  

Best wishes

The Develop Africa Team


 

Alfred with his new uniform
Alfred with his new uniform
Excited kids with new school uniforms
Excited kids with new school uniforms

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