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.
Jun 12, 2012

Project Suspended Temporarily

Dear Friends

Thanks so much for your support over the past months.  The funds you donated have been used to help provide training and empower the lives of disadvantaged women.  All previous funding has been used to further this project and we are happy about what we were able to accomplish together.  Thanks so much for your support!

Due to a break down in commmunication, we have decided to temporarily pause this project.  When we have this sorted out, we hope to resume this project and look forward to continuing in the future.  Should you be interested in supporting another worthy, related project - please visit and donate towards our other GlobalGiving project  - providing vital vocational training

Thanks again and best wishes

Jun 7, 2012

Training Success - Tailoring Trainees Show Off Their Skills

Hard at work - tailoring trainees
Hard at work - tailoring trainees

We are delighted to share a progress / success story: The tailoring training has been effective and the trainees can now sew some styles as shown in the included photos and those available on Flickr.   The trainees started with Baby Dress Making, Straight Skirt, Trousers, fitting with round skirt, Midi with satin in front, Balloon style with six pieces skirt, including cluster draw thread Midi.  It's encouraging to see the work they have done and the warm smiles on their faces - and you helped make this happen!  See photos on Flickr.

Here are a few sentences from a report filed by Joshua, the Director of Door of Hope:

"We want you to know that your support have given hope to people and has impacted a lot of lives in diverse ways.  We hope that more people will continue to support your effort to make the world a better place. I join the people in the Wellington community to say "thanks a million times"."

As you can see from some of the photos, the building is incomplete and we would appreciate your best donation today to help us complete it. This would help us expand the work even further - providing more opportunities for training in Hair Dressing, Gara tie dying, and Catering

Upcoming Father's Day Gift Suggestion: In closing, we wanted to let you know of the on-going opportunity to make a donation in honor of the special person in your life.  A donation to this project is a fantastic (and easy) gift for Dad on Father’s Day!  You can make a donation as a gift to your Dad on this project by selecting the third giving option, “gift or in honor of,” under the orange donate button on the project page. GlobalGiving will then send your Dad or the gift recipient an email, print-at-home, or physical card. GlobalGiving offers several fun card designs and you will have the option of choosing a design customized for this project, using the project’s main photo (this option is available for email and print-at-home cards).

Fathers - you can also request this as your Father's day gift!

Make your donation in Father's honor and support a great cause today!

Thanks again for all you do to help provide vocational training!

I did that all by myself!
I did that all by myself!
Isn
Isn't this beautiful?
Your support made me smile and this possible!
Your support made me smile and this possible!
under construction
under construction
unfinished room
unfinished room

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Jun 4, 2012

Many Opportunities to Provide Computer Training

graduation
graduation

Dear friends, donors and well-wishers,

For the past three months, more pupils have been trained in the school, 140 students in total attended computer classes, 40 from the neighboring villages and 100 students from our school.  Subjects they studied included computer basics; Windows operating system, and Microsoft Office Software, including Word, Excel and Power Point.  These students, after graduating from their computer classes are better equipped to obtain a job with their newly acquired skills.  The school year just closed and included in this report are a few photos taken at the end of the semester / graduation day.

2012 is bringing many more opportunities to students who want to study computers, as the Bitame Lucia School has plans to enroll more students in the months to come.  We are excited about the open door to help prepare these children for life in our computer-enabled society. Thank you for supporting this project.

Upcoming Father's Day Gift Suggestion: In closing, we wanted to let you know of the on-going opportunity to make a donation in honor of the special person in your life.  A donation to this project is a fantastic (and easy) gift for Dad on Father’s Day!  You can make a donation as a gift to your Dad on this project by selecting the third giving option, “gift or in honor of,” under the orange donate button on the project page. GlobalGiving will then send your Dad or the gift recipient an email, print-at-home, or physical card. GlobalGiving offers several fun card designs and you will have the option of choosing a design customized for this project, using the project’s main photo (this option is available for email and print-at-home cards).

Fathers - you can also request this as your Father's day gift!

Make your donation in Father's honor and support a great cause today!

Thanks again for all you do to help provide computer training!

celebration
celebration
children at school
children at school
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