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.
Jul 16, 2014

Watch Video - Raising Computer-Savvy Girls

Adolpha in computer lab
Adolpha in computer lab

At what age did you learn how to format text on a computer?  Yes - we know times have changed and that kids today are learning at much earlier ages.  

That said, we are delighted that girls like Adolpha are becoming computer savvy and learning at earlier ages.  This is amazing given that tens of thousands of children in Africa do not have access to this type of free training.  

Watch video of Adolpha - the new computer savvy girl!

Why do girls like Adolpha have access to this training?  Because of YOU and YOUR support!  You are making a difference and making this happen!

We all know that computer literacy is so very important today.  The fact that Adolpha and other girls like her have access to this training is outstanding.  We are providing a powerful jump start.  It means she is empowered and will have an excellent platform as she continues her education.   No more struggling to learn how to use a computer when she is in college.  Adolpha will be an expert and super-fast, thanks to you.

You truly made the difference!

We wanted to let you know of a fabulous opportunity to continue to make a difference.  
Today, July 16th is a special Bonus Matching Day and your donations to this project will be matched at 50%, up to $1000. 

  • Bonus Day begins at 9:00 am EDT on July 16th, 2014 (time in your city) and ends at 11:59 pm EDT on July 16th, 2014.
  • There is $130,000 in matching funds available.
  • Online donations of up to $1,000 per individual donor per project are eligible to be matched at 50% 

  
Thanks so much for joining us in empowering Adolpha and many more girls like her!






Adolpha formats text in computer tab
Adolpha formats text in computer tab

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Jul 16, 2014

Margaret Goes to School and Kids Share Their Dreams

Margaret goes to school
Margaret goes to school

It's back to school season and we are excited about the opportunity to be able to help further the education of deserving kids in Sierra Leone.

We have an exciting video to share with you (Watch video - Margaret goes to school and kids share their dreams) where you can see 2 things:

1.  A video clip of Margaret, as she heads off to school in the morning.  YOUR support is helping to make her education possible.

2.  A clip where a number of kinds, including Margaret share their career dreams - what they would like to be when they grow up.  The video is insightful as it provides a quick peek into the lives of the kids and their aspirations.  

YOU can help make the dreams of these kids come true.  If you would like to be help make one of the dreams of these kids come true, we would love to talk with you.  

Today, July 16th is a special Bonus Matching Day and your donations to this project will be matched at 50%, up to $1000. 

  • Bonus Day begins at 9:00 am EDT on July 16th, 2014 (time in your city) and ends at 11:59 pm EDT on July 16th, 2014.
  • There is $130,000 in matching funds available.
  • Online donations of up to $1,000 per individual donor per project are eligible to be matched at 50% 

  Thanks so much for helping us to send the kids to school.  Together, we are making their dreams come true - one kid and one year at a time.

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Jul 14, 2014

Summer of leadership activities and field experiences

Girls planning towards a summer of field work
Girls planning towards a summer of field work

Develop Africa’s Leadership mentees are yet again preparing for a Summer of leadership activities and field experiences.  Mentees are currently meeting with their Coordinator, Ms Juliana Thambi to discuss their plans for their upcoming field work.

Each year mentees are required to participate in a leadership field work in a chosen field. Last year, the mentees volunteered for 10 work hours in different organizations and schools and put their leadership skills into practical use. The leadership field work was a great success as the mentees were able to hone their various skills and to give back to their community.  

At the end of the leadership field work, an award will be made to 2 outstanding mentees in the form of  an award for excellence in seven core areas of leadership namely,  Community and local Leadership , Health Leadership, Academic Excellence and Distinction, Innovative, Creative and Forward -Thinking Leadership ,  Spiritual Leadership, Youth Leadership and Service to the Nation.

The dispositions and competencies to be achieved from the fieldwork serve as an excellent tool for personal growth and the development of leadership competencies for the mentees. This is the most exciting part of our program said one of the mentees. We get to put into practice what we have been taught.

At the end of the three years, there will be a follow-up conference / symposium for mentees to display and demonstrate professionalism, spirituality, community and innovative leadership activities and initiatives they have been engaged in and reflect on the three year mentorship program by submitting a final leadership portfolio.

Let’s wish our mentees a very productive summer season of Leadership field work. Thank you donors for making this possible through your gifts.

For aditional information about this project please see our project - Empowering the next generation of leaders.

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