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 3, 2017

Look! - Our Students Can Now Create Presentations

Students Excited to Learn
Students Excited to Learn

Dear project supporters,

Thanks in part to your support, the young ladies are learning new computer programs like TypingMaster and PowerPoint.  Several of the young women are unwed mothers who are trying to provide a better life for themselves and their children.

Over the past couple of months the Creating Pathways Centre has been reviewing what the students have been learning. For the TypingMaster program, where they learned how to type, the focus was on the speed and accuracy of students -  how fast and accurately they were able to type within a limited time.  The students received training on PowerPoint including the following: formatting slides, adding animations of slides, applying background to slides and slide transitions.  They also learned how to create professional-looking documents such as certificates, greeting cards, souvenir cards, invitation cards and organization cards.

The students were divided into groups and they created PowerPoint presentations for the class.  One of the PowerPoint presentations is linked in this report.

Thank you again for your support that is helping these young ladies prepare for a better and greater future. 


With great appreciation,
The Develop Africa Team

Ladies working on their powerpoint presentations
Ladies working on their powerpoint presentations
Learning with Typing Master
Learning with Typing Master

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Jan 3, 2017

The Dream Home Gets a Paint Refresh

Building with fresh look
Building with fresh look

Dear friends

Freetown, where the Dream Home is located, receives a lot of rainfall - with high humidity. The discolored and faded outside walls of the Dream Home were in need of a fresh coat of paint. You can see this in one of the group photos in this report.

Since the last report, this project has raised $50.  These funds were used towards repainting the entire Dream Home at a total cost of around $375 - using a weathershield oil paint.

This paint refresh came at a great time as we were able to do this before the Christmas party - held on December 27th. The building looked fresh and bright as you can see in the party photos.  

Thanks so much for helping to make the building look bright and fresh - uplifting the look and spirits of the kids

We deeply appreciate your support as we work together towards providing a home for these deserving kids.

With great appreciation
Sylvester and the Dream Home Team

painter at work
painter at work
close up view of new look
close up view of new look
kids dancing at Christmas party
kids dancing at Christmas party
kids in front of repainted dream home
kids in front of repainted dream home
Wall at back of photos needs painting
Wall at back of photos needs painting
Dec 29, 2016

Simeon Can Now Study Safely With A Solar Powered Light

Simeon with his grandfater
Simeon with his grandfater

Dear Project Supporters,

Your support has helped us provide solar power and technology to students who had to rely on dangerous kerosene lamps previously to study at night.  One of the students who received a solar light is Simeon.

Simeon is nine years old and is a pupil of the Vickrays Community Primary School. He is in class three (3rd grade).  He lives in a house with no electricity or running water. He is pictured with his grandfather showing his new solar light.   Simeon is a hard working student who is now able to study at night.  He would like to be a lawyer when he grows up.  He likes to play football and enjoys music - especially drumming.

Simeon was delighted to receive a solar light.  Simeon expressed his thanks and appreciation for the light that has changed his world. Thank you for helping make a difference in Simeon's life.  

Please join us in making 2017 brighter and safer by providing solar power and technology to other students in need.  Thanks so much for your support.

With great appreciation,
The Develop Africa Team

 
   

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