Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone

 
$19,255
$5,745
Raised
Remaining
Nov 7, 2011

Its undisputed - Girls and women are making a phenomenal impact!

Girls rule
Girls rule

Warm greetings. 

We are more than halfway through the term / semester and we are happy to report that all the girls are making steady progress in school.  We consistently keep an eye on their progress and this is a requirement for provision of a scholarship / support.  The most recent distribution took place in September and the parents were so appreciative to receive the support.

The photos show some of the girls that are being sponsored by this and other projects.  In one of the photos, the girls are holding "thank you GlobalGiving" signs.  In the other photo, the 3 girls are wearing t-shirts donated by Plastic Jungle, a company that got in touch with us through GlobalGiving. 

Study after study confirms the essential role of a girl and woman in her family, community and nation.  Everywhere, in the news, we hear more and more about their influence.  Significant progress has been made over the past years and momentum is building in the consciousness of people worldwide that girls and women need to be given their right place and opportunity.  We are so very excited for the opportunity to help transform lives.  You are helping to make this happen and we continue to be grateful for your support.

Education, as you know is a game-changer and an enabler.  In each of our personal lives we can attest to the doors that education opened and the opportunities it provided access to.  Well, we are helping to provide access to opportunities for these future leaders.  We have a truly influential role - simple but effective.

One of our other projects here on GlobalGiving that similarly focuses on girls is taking part in a special challenge.  The project focuses on providing enhanced educational opportunities to girls through a computer lab at an all-girls school.  We would be so grateful if you could help us win this challenge by making a donation here.

Super-size your donation: Tomorrow Tuesday, November 8th is Bonus Day. Starting at 12:01AM EST November 8, GlobalGiving will be matching all donations (up to $1,000 per donor, per project) at 30%. $5,000 is available in matching funds. Matching will last until funds run out (or until 11:59PM EST).

Thanks for your on-going support and best wishes

Girls wearing donated t-shirts
Girls wearing donated t-shirts

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Organization

Develop Africa, Inc.

Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
http://www.developafrica.org

Project Leader

Sylvester Renner

Founder
Johnson City, Tennessee United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone