Provide Scholarships to Sierra Leonean Children

 
$6,546
$2,954
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Project seeks to guarantee educational opportunities, a basic right, to deserving and exceptional children from a lower economic background, through the provision of assistance through scholarships. This financial assistance helps ensure that the children stay in school and provides a significant support to the families.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

According to the United Nations 2007-2008 Human Development report, Sierra Leone ranks as # 177 (last place) in Human Development Index. Thousands of families live below the bread line and in the current global crisis simply cannot afford to continue to send their children to school. Consequently, many children are forced to drop out of school because of financial hardships or inadequate funds. These frustrated children sometimes end up in undesirable activities with their potential wasted.

How will this project solve this problem?

Project will grant much-needed scholarships that will enable deserving students to continue their education. The funds will cover tuition, books, school supplies and uniforms. Mentoring support will be provided to ensure growth and success.

Potential Long Term Impact

Project contributes to the achievement of the UN Millennium goal - ensuring that children will complete primary schooling. It is an effective long-term investment to eradicating poverty and will help improve the quality of education and lives in general.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $6,546

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $6,546 .  The original project funding goal was $9,500.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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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?

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