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.
Jun 23, 2015

Vocational Training Skills Helped With Fundraising

Items helped raise funds in Canada
Items helped raise funds in Canada

Dear Project Supporters,

Many of the items created during vocational training were well received and helped raise funds over the past few months at fundraising exhibits held in Canada. NewLife Project graced these events and shared its vision through displays.

Five ladies enrolled in our new basic computer classes were trained in MS Word and Excel acquiring the needed technology skills to secure permanent employment through our job placement program. Interest in our vocational training has spread in the community since the addition of computer classes.

We are presently reaching out to ladies in Bracodie, in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. These ladies need your support and love. Allow your healing and loving hands to rescue a woman at risk.

Once again on behalf of our ladies in Cote d’Ivoire, we want to express our appreciation for your support. YOUR generosity made this happen!

Going forward, we have decided to phase out or deactivate this project. We are currently running into a problem with getting timely reports back from the field.  If we are able to re-establish a smooth and uninterrupted flow of communication, we may start a new project or re-activate this project.  

Best Regards,

Develop Africa team

Jun 15, 2015

Bed Nets Help Happy Recipients Sleep Better

Happy mosquito net beneficiaries
Happy mosquito net beneficiaries

Dear Project Supporters,

Thanks to YOU, the project received $297.77 from 8 donors since our last report and 25 beneficiaries received new insecticide-treated mosquito bed nets.

In the photos you can see some of the kids holding nets and a special Thank You sign for YOU.

"YOUR donations, made this happen!"

According to The Guardian, This mosquito-borne disease (malaria) still claims more than 500,000 lives every year – 90% of them in sub-Saharan Africa, mostly children under five. Not only does this bring a heavy human cost, but a heavy economic cost too. Children miss out on school, parents cannot go to work. As much as 40 per cent of health spending in Africa goes on fighting malaria. All in all, it’s estimated that malaria costs Africa more than $12 billion every year.

Over fifty people from the Upper Mellon and Beccle Street community arrived to receive bed nets at our last distribution. They expressed that, “The increase in the population in the community and poor sanitary measures is causing a lot of breeding sites for mosquitoes, hence the increase in the number of malaria cases not only in our community but also in other areas.”

We were only able to service twenty-five beneficiaries. Those that received bed nets said, "We are confident with the bed nets we are no longer vulnerable to malaria. We will surely enjoy the rainy season sleep. Thank you GlobalGiving".

Because of YOU, children who are most at risk are now able to sleep safe and sound. But, hundreds of families are still in need of bed nets in the Wellington community. Each family needs 2-3 nets per household. YOUR continued support will help us provide this life-preserving gift to them today!

Save the Date: On July 15, GlobalGiving will be holding a special matching campaign and we would like to invite you to join our team in spreading the word. For more information, please send an email to Amy - amy@developafrica.org.

Thanks so much for your support!

Best Wishes,
Develop Africa team

Thanks GlobalGiving donors for your donations
Thanks GlobalGiving donors for your donations

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Jun 5, 2015

2 Very Happy Girls - Thanks to Your Support!

Mariama
Mariama

Dear project supporters

It is with joy that we bring you an update on 2 girls that you have helped.  Thanks to your generous support, we have been able to provide full scholarships for these girls - Aminata and Mariama (pictured).  These girls were very happy to learn about the support that you provided.  They are now cheerfully going to school each day.  You have truly helped make a difference and brightened their day. 

Every month, thanks to your support, we continue to forward and give priority to the education of girls in Africa.  It will take years to change mindsets - but we are together helping to renew and reshape mindsets.

We are excited to let you know about a new project that we have started on GlobalGiving.  This project focuses on providing education and psycho-social support to teenage girls that became pregnant during the Ebola crisis

The plight of these pregnant teenage girls is moving as they were taken advantage of while schools were closed.  This new project is available here and we invite you help bring new hope to these girls.

Save the Date: On July 15, GlobalGiving will be holding a special matching campaign and would like to invite you to join our team in inviting others and spreading the word.  For more information, please send an email to Amy - amy@developafrica.org.  Thanks so much for your support.

With gratitude

The Develop Africa Team

Aminata
Aminata

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