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.
Help Orphan Kadiatu Dream Again
Kadiatu lost both her parents to Ebola and she needs help to continue her education. In African schools boys woefully outnumber girls in attendance. UNESCO in a report titled "Education for All" identifies Sub-Saharan Africa as one of the regions that have the widest gender disparity in terms of education. Two out of three of the 110 million children who do not attend school are girls, this project will help ensure that Kadiatu continues her schooling by providing her with a full scholarship.
Kitchen Makeover - Fuel Efficient Stoves and Pots
This project will provide three fuel-efficient, improved biomass cooking stoves - to replace the rudimentary stoves that are currently used at the dream Home. The stoves that will be purchased are 40% more fuel efficient than the traditional stoves that are available for sale in Sierra Leone. Using these new stoves reduce the carbon emissions / footprint of the home. The new stoves will also reduce air pollution. They also use less charcoal and will reduce expenditure.
Help Provide 1000 Bed Nets to Families in Need
Malaria is caused by parasites that are transmitted through the bites of infected mosquitoes Long-lasting insecticidal nets are a proven and effective way of reducing exposure to mosquitoes at night-time, when people are at greatest risk. This project will provide insecticide-treated mosquito bed nets to 1000 families will protect them from mosquito bites.
Internet Opens New World of Learning Opportunities
Over the past 5 months, we have been providing basic computer training to the young ladies at Develop Africa's Creating pathways Centre. However, these ladies have never accessed the internet and are missing out on a whole world of online learning and communication opportunities. This project will change this by covering the cost of internet access for 6 months. They will be able to access online educational resources and take online courses.
Solar Lights Provide Safe Studying for 100 Kids
Tens of thousands of kids and youths living in Sierra Leone study at night using kerosene lanterns and open-flame candles. Many of these homes are off-the-grid - with no electricity. The smoke from these light sources is unsafe and hazardous to their health. The flames are also a fire hazard - that have resulted in unfortunate loss of life and property. Develop Africa is helping to address this by providing safe, renewable, solar-powered lights to kids and youths.
A Bus To Take Orphans to School
The Dream Home children (Ebola orphans - 22 total) urgently need a bus to take them to school, field trips and any other necessary travel for their ongoing needs. Currently we have to rent a bus when we take the kids as a group anywhere. On a regular basis, when going anywhere, we have to break up into inconvenient and hard-to-manage small groups - using public transportation. This project will change this and make travel easier by providing a bus for the Dream Home children.
Poultry of 500 Chicken Providing a 3-Fold Benefit
This project will launch a poultry of 500 hens / layers - providing a 3-fold benefit as follows: reliable, sustainable, on-going income towards the running costs of the orphanage, fresh eggs daily - a steady supply of high-quality protein for the orphans and an educational / learning opportunity for the orphans - where they can learn responsibility and management.
Help Send 10 Girls Back to School in Sierra Leone
It is an ongoing challenge for girls in Sierra Leone to stay in school due to the costs of uniforms, school supplies, books and school-related charges. Many families are unable to cover these costs. Families with limited funds often focus first on sending their boys to school. As a result, hundreds of girls tragically drop out of school. This project will help to change this by removing limiting barriers through scholarships for 10 girls. Funds will cover their school-related expenses.
Educate the Next Generation of Leaders in Freetown
This project strengthens families and schools in the area of education in Sierra Leone. It addresses the education and character development of children and youths in Sierra Leone. It strategically targets weak areas that need support - including scholarships, school and teaching supplies, and leadership training. project reportread updates from the field
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
This project supports girls in Sierra Leone who are at risk of dropping out of school by providing scholarships and books / school supplies. The project also provides vocational training and business development opportunities. Traditionally, girls have been offered less educational opportunities than boys. Where family funds are limited, preference has been given to boys. This project is helping to level the playing field by promoting and supporting the education of girls. project reportread updates from the field

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