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.
Jan 13, 2017

Dream Home Kids Celebrate Birthdays and Holidays!

Holiday Celebration at the Dream Home
Holiday Celebration at the Dream Home

Dear project supporters,

We send warm greetings to you from the Dream Home children - who are doing well.  They are growing and studying hard in school. Each month brings a new adventure, challenge and milestone for them

In November, Susan, Felicia and Aminata's birthdays were celebrated with a special birthday dinner and party at the Dream Home.  Your support helps to provide a birthday party each month.  With 22 kids, there is never a dull moment.

On December 27th, there was a holiday party for the Dream Home children and the neighboring children.  Over 240 kids were at the celebration.  YOU helped to make their holiday bright, cheerful and special!  You can see more photos here.

We couldn't provide for these deserving children without the generous support of donors like you.   You are helping them dream again.   We greatly appreciate your on-going support.  Thanks to you these children have a very bright future.  

With great appreciation,
The Develop Africa & Dream Home Teams 

Holiday Celebration Party with neighbor kids
Holiday Celebration Party with neighbor kids
November Birthday Girls
November Birthday Girls

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Jan 9, 2017

Computer Training is Empowering Jeminatu & Other Girls At The FAWE School

Jeminatu at her computer
Jeminatu at her computer

Dear Project Supporters,

Thank you for your support.  We are so excited that we are together helping to provide computer training to deserving young women. This sets them on course for a better future for them and their families.

We have been making improvements to the FAWE School upgrading some of the computers and programming to better assist the girls in their training.  The teacher in charge is also receiving additional training to enable her to better teach our girls.

Jeminatu is one of the students at the FAWE school that is benefitting from the computer courses. She tells us that she enjoys going to school and that she is learning a lot of things in her computer class - in this video.

 She says "It helps us a lot. I have learned many things like typing, learning new words...it is a great time"

Thank you again for making a difference in these young girls' lives!  

The computers at the lab are over 7 years old. Our goal for this year is to replace all of them. We welcome your continued support to help us make that happen. 

With great appreciation,
The Develop Africa Team

Jeminatu working on her computer
Jeminatu working on her computer

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Jan 3, 2017

New Year, New Hope for Students in Liberia

Patrick holding a new pencil
Patrick holding a new pencil

Dear Project Supporters,

A new year normally means new resolutions...promises of better health, more exercise, making a difference in people's lives.  We invite your New Year's resolution to include making an impact on the lives of students in Liberia. 

Most of these students live far below the poverty line and live with their large families in a one bedroom mud house with no electricity and no running water.  

$10 to an average American, may not see like a lot, but to a starving child in Liberia, $10 could be nearly a week of food, $50 could be food and clothes, $100 could be food, clothes and school supplies,  $900 covers all school expenses, clothes and food for a year.

One of the students in desperate need is Patrick. Patrick lives in a mud house with his dad and siblings.  Patrick's dad is out of job and the family is struggling to eat.  Patrick's hope of getting an education is impossible without help.

We may not be able to fix the world's problems in 2017, but I hope that you will consider supporting students, like Patrick, in Liberia and choose to make a difference for a child in need as one of your New Year resolutions.

Less than a week ago, on December 27th 2016, a local newspaper, the Liberian Observer published a review on the education system in Liberia:

Since the country’s 14 year civil war ended in 2003, the education sector is yet to regain the needed respect where the quality of schools would improve to match the required teaching.

As such, the sector continues to show signs of decline with students performing poorly in public exams to the extent that admission to the state run University of Liberia (UL) has continuously exposed the weak educational system by rejecting high school graduates who fail the university’s admission exams in massive numbers.

Under the year in review, 13,000 candidates registered for the UL placement and examinations. The result, only 15 candidates passed.


This statistics confirms what we already know. There are tremendous opportunities to make a difference.  

As we help ensure kids like Patrick have a stronger educational foundation, we will truly be making a difference. Patrick, and kids like him, will excel in their exams and also as they lead Liberia in the future.

We are excited about the opportunity we together have to change lives and future outcomes. 

Thanks for your support.

With great appreciation,
The Develop Africa Team


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