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.
Oct 13, 2014

A Chance to Break Away From Poverty

Alfred and other runners stretching
Alfred and other runners stretching

Dear friends-

Your chances of winning a road race are greatly increased if you are able to break away from rest of the crowd or field.

This ability is crucial and this is what we are together offering to the runners that we are supporting. We are providing them with the extra edge, support and resources that they need to break away, excel and win.   .

The lives of several underprivileged runners are being changed one at a time because of YOUR support.  Because of your support, runners like Alfred are now able to train under favorable training conditions. This is giving them an extra boost.

Alfred is a happy underprivileged runner today because we have extended a helping hand in his athletic career. Alfred has since been able to train and compete locally in Kenya at different road races ranging from  the 10K to full marathon. He is currently preparing to take part in the great Standard Chartered Bank Marathon which will be taking place in Nairobi on October 26th.  Alfred will be competing in the full marathon race during the event.   We wish him the very best!

Alfred like most of the other underprivileged in Kenya will be using the Standard Chartered Bank Marathon event as an opportunity to secure himself a chance to break away from poverty. Alfred has shown potential of becoming a successful marathon runner given the necessary support. So far he has be able to run a personal best of 2 hours and 16 minutes in full marathon competition at high altitude venue.

Because of YOUR support, the lives of Alfred and many others like him will never be the same.  Thanks so much for your kind assistance!


Alfred and friends training / running in Kenya
Alfred and friends training / running in Kenya
stretching after training
stretching after training
Oct 9, 2014

Meet Emmanuel, Future Leader and Doctor

Emmanuel
Emmanuel

Meet Emmanuel.  Emmanuel is a pupil of the Vickray's Community primary school and he wants to be a doctor when he grows up. He is already a leader and an example to the younger kids in his community.  Emmanuel likes to entertain and make people laugh.  He is also a good student. His favorite subject is mathematics and his favorite activity is soccer. He has one brother and one sister. His duties at home are to wash dishes, fetch water and tidy the house.

Your support helps Emmanuel, and kids like him, further their education.  This is helping them make the necessary and steady educational progress towards their future dreams.  Thanks to your support, Emmanuel is progressing towards his goal of becoming a doctor. Your donations also help provide his school supplies.

Due to the Ebola crisis, all schools are currently closed in Sierra Leone - with no projected re-opening date. This could be in the next month or so.  We do not know the date for sure - but we definitely want to be prepared - as families need our support - now more than ever before. Business has slowed down considerably in Sierra Leone and many business have shut down. The economy has taken a down turn and many families in the communities that we work are struggling to survive.  The immediate future is bleak.

During our “Stop the Spread” Ebola sensitization program held on September 4th, three hundred and sixty (360) children were reminded about the importance and benefits of getting an education. We did this in order to keep the concept of schooling current in their minds.  Thanks in part to YOUR support, one thousand, two hundred (1,200) exercise books were distributed to the kids.  You can watch a video where 2 kids say thank you towards the end of the video.  This starts at 1 minute 48 seconds into the video.

On Wednesday, October 15th, from 9 am EDT to 11:59 pm EDT (or until funds run out!) Global Giving will be matching donations up to $1,000 per donor at 30%! There is $75,000 available in matching!  This presents a great opportunity for your donation to go even further - with matching funds.

Your donation on October 15th will help us provide even more scholarships and supplies for budding leaders like Emmanuel.  Thanks so much for your support as we prepare for a great school year!

children happy to receive exercise books
children happy to receive exercise books
supplies distributed during campaign
supplies distributed during campaign
children reminded of importance of education
children reminded of importance of education

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Oct 7, 2014

Meet Hawanatu. Future Banker

Hawanatu
Hawanatu

Hawanatu is a pupil of the Christ Evangelical Internal Secondary school and she wants to be a banker when she grows up. She is very clever and has won many prizes in her school in different subjects. She plans to be first in her class after exams and is currently third in her class. She enjoys running, singing, and dancing. Her favorite subjects are Mathematics and Religious Moral Education. She has two brothers and two sisters. Her duties at home are to wash dishes and fetch water. She is looking forward to learning how to cook.

Your support is helping Hawanatu, and girls like her, get the education she needs to accomplish her goal of becoming a banker. Your donations are providing her with school supplies.

Due to the Ebola crisis, all schools are currently closed in Sierra Leone - with no projected re-opening date. This could be in the next month or so.  We do not know the date for sure - but we definitely want to be prepared as families need our support - more than ever before. Business has slowed down considerably.  The economy has taken a down turn and many families in the communities that we work are struggling to survive.

During our “Stop the Spread” Ebola sensitization program held on September 4th, three hundred and sixty (360) children were reminded about the importance of staying in school and getting an education. We wanted to keep schooling current in their minds.  Thanks in part to YOUR support, one thousand, two hundred (1,200) exercise books were distributed to them.  You can watch a video where 2 kids say thank you towards the end of the video.  This starts at 1 minute 48 seconds into the video.

On Wednesday, October 15th, from 9 am EDT to 11:59 pm EDT (or until funds run out!) Global Giving will be matching donations up to $1,000 per donor at 30%! There is $75,000 available in matching!

Your donation on October 15th will help us provide even more scholarships and supplies for more girls like Hawanatu.  Thanks so much for your support as we prepare for a great school year!

exercise books distributed to kids
exercise books distributed to kids
kids happy to receive exercise books
kids happy to receive exercise books
importance of education emphasized to kids
importance of education emphasized to kids

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