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.
Jan 7, 2014

Lab Progress - Building Nearing Completion and Computer Lab Room Almost Ready

Develop Africa Training Institute
Develop Africa Training Institute

Happy New Year!

Thankfully, last year we together made significant progress towards completing the Develop Africa Empowerment and Training Institute and the room that will house our new computer lab - both still under construction.   We are delighted with the progress that we have achieved together and are so excited about this new training platform.  Thanks to YOUR support we have come a very long way!

Included with this report are

  • a photo showing the outside of the building 
  • a photo showing the inside of the lab
  • Photos of some of the kids at the Institute
  • 2 links where you can see several additional photos showing both the building and the computer lab


Thanks in part to your kind assistance, we have come a mighty long way!  The launching of the computer lab is in sight - and just around the corner. We can do this together in 2014!  

At this point we need an additional $12,500 to finish the room and purchase the
computer desks and chairs, computers, a podium, document scanner, overhead projector and printer.  

We would be so grateful if you could join us launch the lab and complete this final lap.  Your donation of $50 today will help us get there.

This will provide a training opportunity for hundreds of children and youth in the community - like those pictured in this report.  Thank so much for your support!


 

Children at DAETI
Children at DAETI
Children learning in Sierra Leone
Children learning in Sierra Leone
Learning outside DAETI
Learning outside DAETI
Girls with potential
Girls with potential
inside computer lab
inside computer lab

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Jan 6, 2014

Juanita is Now Free From Mosquito Bites and Malaria!

Juanita - bed net beneficiary
Juanita - bed net beneficiary

Did you know that over half a million people die from malaria every year, mostly children younger than five years old. Only about 5% of children sleep under a net.  These statistics can be depressing!

The great news, on the other hand, is that we are together helping to address this and turning the tide.  Along with your support, thousands of nets have been distributed free.  

The insecticide-treated mosquito nets that we provide are a proven method of reducing exposure to mosquito bites and the killer disease of malaria. The bed nets save lives by effectively reducing exposure to mosquito bites. The nets are useful particularly for protecting vulnerable children who are less resistant to the malaria. 

Juanita is one of the beneficiaries who received a net and this video includes her brief testimonial.  As you can see from the video, we are making a definite impact and Juanita is now mosquito-bite and malaria-free.  Thanks so much for helping to make this happen!  

Thousands of families do not have nets. We could together help many more families stay healthy.  

Can you join us in providing 5 nets today?  Your donation of $50 will bring the priceless gift of health to 5 deserving children.  Thanks so much for your support!

Make a donation now!

 

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Dec 23, 2013

Bridging The Digital Divide Through Computer Training

Children learning in computer room
Children learning in computer room

Dear Donors and Friends,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in Advance!!!

We hope this mail meets all of you well.  

Here is a quick update from the school.  Our new Computer trainer is Emese from Hungary. Since September when she arrived, the computer centre has trained both old and new pupils. Her constant presence in the centre has also made it possible for our staff to learn new skills.  She has also organized E-school sessions with our partner school in the UK. 

Here are a couple comments we received from the kids / youth that received training: 

“The training has really me since I don’t pay anything for getting these computer skills - which I cannot get them in the village whereby we don’t have computers there."  

"Many youth do not have access to training like this when they are still in school.  This is a privilege that CAPEC has offered to me."

"Thank you CAPEC for the opportunity and I expect when I complete the training I will be privileged since I will be one of the few people who are computer literate in our community hence acquiring job will be easier."

You support has provided the foundation for this training to happen and we are deeply grateful for your kind assistance.  Your support is helping to make their dreams come true.  We are together touching many lives life and preparing them for a bright future.

Great Time to Give:   We wanted to let you know of the great opportunity that GlobalGiving is offering right now.  From now through December 31st, GlobalGiving will be offering a one-time 100% match on all new recurring donations up to $200 per donor! To qualify for the match, you must give at least four consecutive months. 

In appreciation for your support, we will be featuring a list of all new recurring donors on our website.  We will also send to you a free Develop Africa coffee mug or T-shirt (you decide which one).   

Please sign up now - as this offer expires at the end of the year.  This would help us support many more kids that are on our waiting list.  Thank you for giving the priceless gift of education!

 

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Volunteer teacher & computer literacy for kids
Volunteer teacher & computer literacy for kids

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