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 27, 2012

Double Impact: Personal and Leadership / Organizational Empowerment

Joshua - computer training
Joshua - computer training

Warm greetings

Over the past years we have had the opportunity to offer computer training to many youths and young adults. In the last session, the training was offered to several leaders in local Civil Society Organizations.  The rationale behind this is capacity building: Besides helping to empower the beneficiaries themselves, we are also strengthening and empowering organizations that they lead.   This triggered a multiplier effect and doubled our impact.  We are delighted to be able to make this effect.

In the video, Joshua and Jusu extend their thanks and gratitude to Develop Africa, AID Sierra Leone (local partner organization) and all who made the training possible.  This includes you - as a donor to this project and we are grateful for your support that helped make this possible.

The training was very beneficial to the participants as it helped them expand their knowledge and advance their skills.  As Joshua, one of the beneficiaries says in the Youtube video, "there were so many things I did not know about (using a) computer but because of this training been extended to me I am really grateful”.  The lives of the trainees will never be the same again because of the vital skills they have acquired.

Thanks for joining us in providing this empowering training! 

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Nov 19, 2012

We are Changing The World Through Education and Providing Scholarships

School progress report - Joy
School progress report - Joy

We are excited to share with you a 2-paragraph message that we received from Freetown.  This message warmed our hearts and confirmed again that we making a definite and positive difference.  Without the support that we are providing, many of these children would drop out of school - due to the related costs being too much for the parents to carry.  Here's the message:

"Thanks be to God for Develop Africa and its donor partners who have brought hope and dignity to the lives of many children and their families. Sponsorships from your generous donations continue to help children in Sierra Leone to forge ahead with their education and prepare them for a brighter future. Indeed without your sponsorship, many of these children would never have darkened the walls of  schools, whiles very few would barely have made it at primary level.

Students and their families are deeply grateful to donors who have opened a door of hope for them. Indeed your sponsorship is a lifelong assistance to the children and Sierra Leone as a whole. May God richly bless you all as you strive to develop our children into useful citizens."

This report includes 2 images - a scanned progress report card from Joy - one of the children we are sponsoring and a photo of some of the children that we are supporting. You can see from the grades and comments on the report card that she has done very well throughout the course of the year.  This is something that we pay attention to and is a condition for scholarship renewal.  We are encouraged to see that Joy is doing so well and she has a great future ahead of her.

We are continually pumped and excited about being able to together help rising leaders like Joy forge ahead with their education.  Our support is creating a definite and unchangeable bright future!  It sure feels good to be a change maker!  Nelson Mandela said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world".

Giving Tuesday:
Have you ever heard about Giving Tuesday: 
#GivingTuesday will run on November 27, 2012 from 12:01 AM ET (what time in your city?) to 11:59 PM ET November 27, 2012. This year Microsoft is matching donations made to our microprojects - http://bit.ly/giveyouth by credit card or PayPal at 50% donations.  This is a great way to invest in further change and help us provide more scholarships.  Please join us and donate as early as you can on that date (after 12:01 am to ensure we secure matching funds. 

 Thanks so much for your support and best wishes.

children who are receiving scholarships
children who are receiving scholarships
Nov 8, 2012

Helping Children Forge Ahead With Their Education

Thank you from Janet  -  an upcoming leader
Thank you from Janet - an upcoming leader

Here is a feel-good report that I just received from Freetown:

"Thanks be to God for Develop Africa and its donor partners who have brought hope and dignity to the lives of many children and their families. Sponsorships from your generous donations continue to help children in Sierra Leone to forge ahead with their education and prepare them for a brighter future. Indeed without your sponsorship, many of these children would never have darkened the walls of  schools, whiles very few would barely have made it at primary level.

Students and their families are deeply grateful to donors who have opened a door of hope for them. Indeed your sponsorship is a lifelong assistance to the children and Sierra Leone as a whole. May God richly bless you all as you strive to develop our children into useful citizens."

This report includes a photo of Janet - one of the rising leaders receiving sponsorship funds through this project. We are continually pumped and excited about being able to together help rising leaders like Janet forge ahead with their education.  Our support is creating a definite and unchangeable bright future!  It sure feels good to be a change maker!  Nelson Mandela said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world".

Giving Tuesday: Have you ever heard about Giving Tuesday: 
#GivingTuesday will run on November 27, 2012 from 12:01 AM ET (what time in your city?) to 11:59 PM ET November 27, 2012. This year Microsoft is matching donations made to our microprojects - http://bit.ly/giveyouth by credit card or PayPal at 50% donations.  This is a great way to invest in further change.  Please join us and donate as early as you can on that date (after 12:01 am to ensure we secure matching funds. 

 Thanks so much for your support and best wishes.





 

group photo of some scholarship recipients
group photo of some scholarship recipients

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