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.
Medical Priority - Meeting Health Needs of Orphans
We recently had a medical physical check up for the 22 Ebola orphans that reside in the Dream Home. Aisha & Mabinty need prescription eye glasses. This is needed for general use and for reading. We have an on-going need for malaria medication. There other ongoing medical needs for the Dream Home children including vaccinations and standard medications (cold medicine, Tylenol etc). This project will help cover the medical needs for the 22 orphans at the Dream Home.
Scholarship for Geraldine to start College
Geraldine has completed high school and is starting basic computer training this fall. She would like to continue her education to become a lawyer. As an Ebola orphan she does not have the family support to help her go to and get through college. This project will cover the costs of a laptop, smart phone and computer training. Funds will additionally provide school supplies, tuition, books, housing and other college-related expenses for 1 year.
Help Provide Scholarships to Students in Need
Many families and schools in Liberia do not have the ability to ensure that their children receive a quality education. 84% percent of the population lives below the international poverty line (1.25 U.S. dollars/day), notably in rural areas (UN, 2013). This project will help 5 children with all their school related expenses-to include tuition, books, school supplies and related school expenses.
Help Christiana Complete The Next Year of School
Two out of three of the 110 million children who do not attend school are girls. Girls unfortunately grow up to make two-thirds of the world's 875 million illiterate adults. The costs of uniforms, school supplies, books and school-related charges make it nearly impossible for girls in Sierra Leone to stay in school. This project will help to ensure that Christiana advances her career by providing her with a scholarship. This will cover all of her school-related expenses for 1 academic year.
Provide Kindle eReaders to Boost Reading Skills
There is a shortage of reading books in most homes in Africa. We only have a small number of children's books at the Develop Africa's Dream Home for Ebola Orphans. This means that the kids only have access to a limited number of reading books. We can together change this by providing Amazon Kindle eReaders loaded with hundreds of age-appropriate childrens' eBooks. Access to eReaders will stimulate a love for reading, boost their learning and open up a new world of opportunities.
Help Hawa Go to School
Hawa lives in a one room mud house with her mom and 6 siblings. Hawa's mom sells in the market to try to feed her children. This project will help Hawa with her school related expenses-to include tuition, books, school supplies and uniforms so that she is able to go to school this year.
Educate the Next Generation of Leaders in Freetown
This project strengthens families and schools in the area of education in Sierra Leone and addresses the education and character development of children and youths. It strategically targets weak areas that need support - including scholarships, school and teaching supplies and leadership training. As the number of school-aged children increases, the education system needs to significantly increase its capacity. The government welcomes help with meeting the education needs of the population. 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
Sponsor Microfinance: Empower Small Businesses
This project empowers individuals in Africa who are interested in developing their small businesses. It helps them break the cycle of poverty and boosts economic development through 2 key areas: business management training and microfinance financial assistance. This support helps them effectively start and grow their small businesses. Priority is given to youths and women. Small businesses are the life-blood of African economies and this is a great way to bring change and boost economies. project reportread updates from the field
Empower Girls, Provide Computer Training
This project provides enhanced educational opportunities for girls in Sierra Leone through a multimedia computer lab at the FAWE school. This helps to bridge the Digital Divide and broadens learning opportunities for students and teachers alike. The girls in this school come from homes where they do not have access to computers. Literacy rates are reportedly lower for female youths (42%) and female adults (26%) due to the combined effects of war, poverty and socio-cultural practices. project reportread updates from the field

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