Empower Girls, Provide Computer Training

 
$6,440
$6,060
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Nov 17, 2014

Academic Year Breaks Record # of Girls Training

FAWE Girls Academic Year Completed
FAWE Girls Academic Year Completed

The number of girls receiving computer training at FAWE for the 2013/2014 academic year reached a record high of 84 pupils; from 56 attending the previous year.

Students learned computer operating systems, were familiarized about computer components and input/output devices, and trained how to perform word processing software functions including creating documents.

Wifi access was provided through the Ministry of Education which enabled the girls to learn how to research school topics online to help improve their academic performance.

We also received the provision of an electric meter and power facility which allowed the reduction of noise that was caused by using a generator.

We are thankful and proud of the progress the school and girls have made. With YOUR support, FAWE is able to continue to improve the lives of girls by helping them to become computer literate and self-sufficient.

We look forward to an even better year when schools reopen from Ebola closing,

FAWE Girl Computer Training
FAWE Girl Computer Training
Jul 16, 2014

Watch Video - Raising Computer-Savvy Girls

Adolpha in computer lab
Adolpha in computer lab

At what age did you learn how to format text on a computer?  Yes - we know times have changed and that kids today are learning at much earlier ages.  

That said, we are delighted that girls like Adolpha are becoming computer savvy and learning at earlier ages.  This is amazing given that tens of thousands of children in Africa do not have access to this type of free training.  

Watch video of Adolpha - the new computer savvy girl!

Why do girls like Adolpha have access to this training?  Because of YOU and YOUR support!  You are making a difference and making this happen!

We all know that computer literacy is so very important today.  The fact that Adolpha and other girls like her have access to this training is outstanding.  We are providing a powerful jump start.  It means she is empowered and will have an excellent platform as she continues her education.   No more struggling to learn how to use a computer when she is in college.  Adolpha will be an expert and super-fast, thanks to you.

You truly made the difference!

We wanted to let you know of a fabulous opportunity to continue to make a difference.  
Today, July 16th is a special Bonus Matching Day and your donations to this project will be matched at 50%, up to $1000. 

  • Bonus Day begins at 9:00 am EDT on July 16th, 2014 (time in your city) and ends at 11:59 pm EDT on July 16th, 2014.
  • There is $130,000 in matching funds available.
  • Online donations of up to $1,000 per individual donor per project are eligible to be matched at 50% 

  
Thanks so much for joining us in empowering Adolpha and many more girls like her!






Adolpha formats text in computer tab
Adolpha formats text in computer tab

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Apr 5, 2014

You are Amazing!

Joshua
Joshua

Did you know that you are amazing!  We simply could not do what we are doing without your on-going help.  
 
This is the message that Joshua passes on this special appreciation video clip. Joshua is the Director of Door of Hope and a key member of our team in Sierra Leone.
 
In the video, he says to YOU, our GlobalGiving donors that your help has made a LOT of difference in the lives of the kids.  He explains in the second part of the video that, because of the support that YOU have provided, computer training is going on well at the FAWE girls' school.  The girls are doing well, learning how to use spreadsheets and word processing. 
 
This is worth celebrating and we appreciate you so much for helping to make this possible!  We could not have done this without YOUR support.
 
We are together truly helping the kids become successful and empowering them for a bright future.  
 
Thanks so much for your support that has made a HUGE difference!
 
Watch the 90 seconds video now.



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Mar 13, 2014

We are Together Redressing Inequities in Women's Education

Maada replacing a broken power supply
Maada replacing a broken power supply

We all love to have our computers in peak running condition.  It can be so frustrating when you are not able to use your computer at all or not able to access the internet.

As with all equipment, the computers at the FAWE lab need to be maintained - to ensure they are in peak condition for training / use by the girls.  In these photos, you can see Maada, our technician, performing software and hardware maintenance.   He has done an excellent job in keeping all our equipment functional over the past almost 3 years.

Over the past months, we have replaced power supplies and memory. This first week of March 2014, we shipped out 2 replacement computers for this lab at the FAWE school lab.  

Thanks so much for your kind and gracious support that helped provide the 2 additional computers.  We are so thankful that we are together able to provide this on-going training free to the girls at the FAWE school. 

As you may know, last Saturday (March 8th) was International Women's day. On this global day, we celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. At this time each year, we celebrate women's success and are reminded of inequities that need to be redressed. 

Through this project, you are helping to address the education inequities for women. Your support is furthering the education of girls and preparing them for a great future.  You can see a visual of the impact that we are together making in the included UNICEF infographic.  As the graphic illustrates, the impact of educating girls is far-reaching!  

YOU can help us continue to prepare these budding women by making a donation today.  Your donation of $50 today will proverb 8 hours of computer training.  Thanks so much for your support!


Testing all computers
Testing all computers
Peak performance for training is our goal
Peak performance for training is our goal
Invest in Girls education
Invest in Girls education
Nov 6, 2013

Special Thank You Song for YOU From the Girls!

Thank you donors
Thank you donors

It's Thanksgiving / harvest season!  The girls at the FAWE School put together a special thank you video with a song for YOU.  

In the video the girls sing a thank you song with words as follows:

We got you this song to say,
Thank you in every way.

You gave us so much support,
Training and so much more.

We really want to thank you, 
For everything you do.

Thank You Global Giving donors,
Thank You Global Giving donors.


Watch the Video
  

We deeply appreciate your on-going donations and support - that is making a huge difference in the lives of these girls!

Thank You and Thank You and Thank YOU - for all you do!

Thank YOU!
Thank YOU!
Girls in computer lab
Girls in computer lab
Thank you donors
Thank you donors
We appreciate you
We appreciate you

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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

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