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.
Oct 16, 2015

7 Drums of School Books and Supplies Received

Classroom studies
Classroom studies

Dear Project Supporters,

Thank YOU, for your continued support. Because of YOU, more children at Bitame Lucia Nursery and Primary School in rural Cameroon receive the education they need.

The new school year began with a big surprise. We received 7 big drums full of books, bags and other education materials. The kids now have the essential school tools they need for the school year and beyond. The supplies of books also enabled us to open a library and resource center. This center is going to serve the school and the Nkolfoulou community at large.

YOU made this happen! Thanks so much.

Also new in this quarter is the partnership between Ape Action Africa (AAA) and the CAPEC School. The pupils will learn more and benefit from the expertise and resources offered by Alaafin. An Education Officer for Ape Action Africa (AAA) will be visiting the school each Tuesday to teach the class 5 and 6 pupils on how to protect animals and their environment.

As partners, the pupils will also visit the Mefou Park to see and learn about chimpanzees and gorillas. This module provides examples of ways that learning outside the classroom can be appreciated and interesting.

CAPEC School also joined the rest of the world in the celebration of the International Literacy Day 2015. The theme for the year being: Literacy and Sustainable Societies - the children read stories from their books, answered questions on the importance of reading, etc.

The teaching staff of BLIS joined in the celebration of the International Teacher’s Day 2015. It is recognized that teachers are not only a means to implementing education goals. They are the key to sustainability and national capacity in achieving learning and creating societies based on knowledge, values and ethics. However, they continue to face challenges brought about by staff shortages, poor training and low status.

Despite the above-achieved success, the school and pupils still face some difficulties. We are aware that for any organization to grow, there needs to be continued training. We need training for our staff, especially on management and leadership. We would also welcome volunteers to work in our resource center and remedial classes.

Because of the increasing number of kids each new school session, we lack space to accommodate them. We need additional classrooms to accommodate up to 70 new pupils. As of now, we do not have chairs and tables in our school hall. This makes it difficult for us to hold meetings or workshops. These items are needed as well.

Thank YOU so much for helping our kids get the education they need. We are so grateful for YOUR continued support.

Bests regards,

Develop Africa team

Teacher instruction
Teacher instruction
Library meeting
Library meeting
School supplies received
School supplies received
Oct 14, 2015

Three Students Gain Computer Accounting Skills

Alfred happily learning accounting
Alfred happily learning accounting

Dear Project Supporters,

It has been four months since three youth - Joshua, Alfred and Joseph - from the Wellington community started computer class at The Accounting and Information Professional (A I PRO).

They are being taught MS Word and Excel, and computer accounting. In accounting, they learned how to input financial transactions such as day books, statement of financial position, and statement of profit or loss.

The knowledge they have gained has given them confidence and the means to change their lives and become self-reliant.

YOU made this happen! Thank YOU so much for your continued support.

With YOUR generous support, hundreds of children and youth in the community benefit from the opportunity to train at the computer lab. Their dreams of becoming computer literate will soon be a reality!

Best Regards,
Develop Africa team

Sep 29, 2015

Schools are Back in Session


Dear Project Supporters,

A month or so ago, schools resumed in Sierra Leone. The recent flooding caused schools to be closed for a few days - but schools are back in full swing.

The kids are excited to be progressing in a new school year. Education continues to be very highly valued in this former British colony.  

The country is still under an Ebola watch. Thankfully, no single Ebola case was reported in schools during the last school term. The authorities are very vigilant and working hard to ensure that schools remain safe. Schools are continuing to enforce hand washing and temperature screening measures.

One of the kids that your support helps provide supplies for is Hassanatu. Hassanatu lives with her mother along with 4 other children. Her mother lacks a stable income, making life difficult for the family. Hassanatu would like to be a Nurse when she grows up. She is very helpful at home - and sweeps and wash dishes.

Because of YOU, children like Hassanatu are receiving the education they need to be successful in life.

Thank YOU so much for your continued support.

Bests Regards,

Develop Africa team


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