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.
Feb 16, 2016

Together Have Enriched the Lives of 20 Kids And Their Families

Sylvester with solar lights
Sylvester with solar lights

Dear Project supporters

We are deeply grateful for YOUR support as we realize the significance of what this batch of lights will be to the kids in Africa.

Kerosene lamps cause burns, fires, produce smoke and particulate into the air that can damage lungs and eyes. Thankfully, this damage will no longer occur in the lives of the kids that will receive the lights that YOU helped provide.

According to Greenlight Planet’s website, 75% of homes with the solar lighting were able to increase study time, 25% increased income, and 84% of users felt their air quality was improved.  Together have enriched the lives of 20 kids and their families.

The lights that we have received excellent field feedback with are the d.light S300.  These lights are currently not available in Sierra Leone. Consequently, we ordered them from Amazon. We recently received them at our office in Tennessee and will be shipping them out in this month.  The photos of the lights are included in this report.

Thanks again for your support!

We are committed to helping to keep more families safe.  With this in mind, we have created a new project to help provide more lights. Thanks for your on-going support as we make the world safer for us all.

With appreciation

The Develop Africa team

20 solar lights for kids in Africa
20 solar lights for kids in Africa

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Feb 5, 2016

2016 is Off to a Great Start!

Enjoying a delicious meal
Enjoying a delicious meal

Dear Project supporters

2016 is off to a great start at the Dream Home!  Hope your year is off to a great start too!

Your kids were very happy to see the start of a new year.  As is the common tradition in Sierra Leone, they attended a New Year's Eve service at a local church.  

On the 9th of January the children had the opportunity to go for a special lunch at the Francesca Restaurant.  This was followed by visit to a small amusement park called Family Kingdom - courtesy of a member of the local management team.  The kids had a lot of time to play at the Family Kingdom children's playground.  It was a day of fun, surprise and excitement.

In the 2nd week of January, school reopened for a new academic year. The kids were happy to be in their new uniforms, shoes with new bags - thanks to YOUR support. The National Primary School Examinations results were finally published. Osman and Aaron made it to Junior Secondary School.

Joshua Sandy has volunteered to teach 2 of the children from the home (Mabinty and Fatmata) who will be taking the National Primary School Examination (NPSE) this academic year.

The children have received all their text books and are highly motivated to study.  We are ensuring that they make progress academically.  

Thanks so much for your support that is helping to provide a stable environment where they can be a kid, play and learn.  

We deeply appreciate your support!


The Develop Africa Team



special food and fellowship time
special food and fellowship time
Bus ride
Bus ride
fun time on swings
fun time on swings
Happy times - sliding down...
Happy times - sliding down...
great memories
great memories
trampoline fun
trampoline fun
Jan 29, 2016

Ladies Excitedly Start Computer Training

Ladies excitedly learning how to use a mouse
Ladies excitedly learning how to use a mouse

Dear project supporters

The new year is off to a great start and we have started computer training for the girls. 

On Monday January 18th, classes started with an Introduction to Windows 10 video, system basics and practice sessions on learning to use a mouse and keyboard.  This was the first exposure to using a computer for most of them.  They were very excited with this opportunity.  

We plan to set up additional computers in a 2nd room and offer several sessions weekly - so all the ladies will have a hands-on learning experience.  

We are deeply grateful for your support that is helping us provide this training.  Access to this training will provide the ladies with the foundation that they need for their future careers.

The Develop Africa team

watching an introductory video to Windows 10
watching an introductory video to Windows 10
eager to learn
eager to learn
Learning systems Basics - Windows 10
Learning systems Basics - Windows 10
Ladies attentively watching video tutoriala
Ladies attentively watching video tutoriala
learning computer history and system basics
learning computer history and system basics
Focused computer learning
Focused computer learning

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