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.
Feb 28, 2013

To Go To School or Not? We Have The Answer and Made The Difference

Children at December party
Children at December party

Warm greetings

It's with joy that we share this report with you.  This report provides a summary story of hope and change. In the year 2012, partly thanks to your support, following amazing things happened:

  • Thousands of pens and pencils, books, exercise books and other school materials were provided
  • Tens of children received scholarships and tuition assistance.  This has enabled some children to go to school for the first time
  • 65 youths received life-changing leadership training at a special conference

Personally, I can attest to the value of education and the role that education has played in my life.  I have an graduate degree and this helped to prepare me for the roles I occupy today and also helped open many doors.  I also strongly believe in on-going training and self-development.  With this background I was particularly touched when I saw Joshua's video.

In this video, Joshua, the Director of Door of Hope, expresses thanks and appreciation to donors of Develop Africa and other organizations that have helped to provide scholarships to children in the Door of Hope community.   He explains that the families of the children are so grateful for the kindness of donors.  Because of and thanks to the assistance provided, some of those parents were previously unable to provide school fees for their children have now been able to send their children to school.  Today their kids are going to school and some of them came first / took first place in their classes academically.  This provision is truly wonderful.

Take a couple minutes to watch Joshua's thank you video.

So it was particularly heart-warming to learn that without our support, some children would not be in school today.  
Our support made the difference and provided the answer to their need!  Together we helped make change and school happen! 

Thanks for helping us make change happen and send children to school!


Children at Door of Hope
Children at Door of Hope

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Feb 25, 2013

A Billion Times Thank You for Changing our Lives

Thank you GlobalGiving
Thank you GlobalGiving

Warm greetings.

Here's some good news to warm your heart (if you are in a cold climate) or make you feel "cool" and special (if you are in a warm climate).  School is in session and the computer classes that you help sponsor are in full swing.  The girls and school officials are so very appreciative of your support.  Providing this training has been image-breaking and image-shaping for these girls. 

The training has been image-breaking from the perspective that this is helping to break off scarcity, poverty and limited thinking. Receiving this training has lifted the limits, their sights and helped them the girls dream bigger.  It is image-shaping from the perspective that the consciousness of these girls has been lifted higher.  They now realize that they are valuable. They realize that you care enough to consistently support their education.  They are now taking their education more seriously than ever before.  They now realize that their future can and will be bright and better.  They are now thinking possibilities instead of limited or no options. 

This change and shift that we are effecting together is priceless! We deeply value your support!

This report includes a number of photos of the girls cheerfully holding up thank you signs.  Please know that your support is deeply appreciated.  As one of the sign read: "A Billion Times - Thank You for Changing Our Lives". Thanks so very much!

The best way to help us continue this impact is to sign up for a recurring donation.  Please help us continue this impact by signing up today.  Thanks for your support!

Group holding thank you signs
Group holding thank you signs
Proudly and happily saying thank you!
Proudly and happily saying thank you!
Thanks a billion times for changing our lives
Thanks a billion times for changing our lives
Thanks
Thanks
all smiles
all smiles

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Feb 25, 2013

Dream Fulfilled - Dolly Gets a Computer and Computer Training

Dolly using the computer we provided
Dolly using the computer we provided
Dear Give For Youth Donors-

Dolly was delighted to receive the computer you helped to provide.  She sends her thanks and appreciation for given her the opportunity to use a computer in her neighborhood.  She has been waiting for this opportunity to help her fulfill her dream in life. 

Dolly sends this message to you - the donors who have helped make this possible: “I want to thank the donors of this computer for considering kids in the Wellington community to have knowledge in computer and make us relevant to our present world”.   Thank you so very much for helping to make this dream come true. 

This computer will be used by Dolly to improve her computer skills and prepare her for success in the future.  The computer includes a downloaded copy of a wide range of educational, instructional videos from Khan Academy.  We anticipate that not just Dolly will benefit, but also many other youths in the community. 

Reaching Beyond Dolly: We plan to fully furnish a complete computer lab in the next year and we welcome your support towwards this.  Please join us in making the dream of access to computer training come true for many other youths by making your best donation today. Thanks for your support!

Dolly - all smiles
Dolly - all smiles
Other children in the community look on excitedly
Other children in the community look on excitedly
Dolly and the children
Dolly and the children

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