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.
Apr 7, 2015

Back to School - Smartly Dressed in New School Uniforms - Thanks to Your Support

Adama with her new uniform
Adama with her new uniform

Dear project supporters

We are so very excited to report that your kids go back to school in 2 weeks!  Schools as you know, have been closed for all of the academic year so far (since September 2014 because of Ebola). Schools were initially scheduled to reopen at end of March - but this was postponed by 2 weeks to April 14.

Do you remember the days when you were eager to go back to school? Then, you can imagine how eager the kids must be to go back to school.  They are super excited to restart school and further their education.

Did you know that in many instances, children have not been able to go to school because their parents have not able to provide uniforms for them?

Thankfully, your kids will not be frustrated or hindered because of the lack of uniforms.  Since the last report, we have together raised $650.  With these funds, in the past 6 weeks, we have provided uniforms and shoes for over 15 kids.  You can see some of the kids with uniforms in the photos included in this report and at the following link - kids with new uniforms

Thanks to YOUR support, they are going back to school smartly dressed and looking great! 

We believe that no kid should have to miss a day or week or month of school because they do not have school uniforms.  Your support has made this possible and we are so grateful for your kind assistance.  

Best wishes

The Develop Africa Team


 

Alfred with his new uniform
Alfred with his new uniform
Excited kids with new school uniforms
Excited kids with new school uniforms

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Apr 7, 2015

Alfred Has Been Invited to Take Part in a Marathon Race in Canada

Philip
Philip

Hello Project Supporters

It has been several months of training for most of the road racing and marathon runners that you support.  

We are delighted to inform you that Alfred, one the underprivileged runner who has really shown much improvement in marathon training and with our recommendation has been invited to take part in one of the marathon races in Canada.

The marathon event will take place on 2nd May, 2015. Alfred and other underprivileged runners like him have dedicated themselves to intensive training.  Special thanks to your support that has made it possible for them to focus and train.

In preparation for the marathon race in Canada, Alfred is required to raise part of the ticket and accommodation money. He will also be required to have some money for VISA application. We would love to help him get to this international competition and we welcome your support.  This could be the big break that he deserves.  This marathon race is an opportunity that could change his life forever.

Since the last report, the project has raised $200.  Thanks so much for your kind assistance.  These funds have gone towards supporting Alfred and the other runners  - providing room, board and travel assistance to races in Kenya.  These races have helped them develop further.

Despite the progress, we regret to inform you that we are phasing out this project.  We have been encountering problems in getting timely reports from the field.  We definitely get the updates / reports - but we do not get them as frequently as we desire / need to provide you with updates.  

As an alternative project, can we recommend that you follow and support our vocational training project - providing training opportunities for deserving youths?  Be sure to go to this project and sign up for updates.  Feel free to also email your questions to us at any time.

In the future - if you would like to hear more about Alfred and other runners, please feel free to contact us.   We will also post updates to the Kenyan runners project here.

Best Wishes

The Develop Africa Team

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Apr 6, 2015

Helping Deserving Kids Complete Their Education

Roland
Roland

Hello Project Supporters

Meet Roland...

Roland is the 3rd child of a family of 4 children. Roland loves to learn and to go to school. He makes good grades and shows leadership potential.  His mother is a petty trader and his father works on-board a ship - with a very low income. The parents' income is not adequate to support their children, especially in the area of education. This means that sometime the provision of essentials like school uniforms and school supplies are not provided in a timely fashion.   These delays have been detrimental to Roland's progress - where he has not promptly had all the supplies needed.

No child should ever have to deal with that - not being able to have all the supplies / resources needed.

Thanks to YOUR Support, in the first week in March, we provided a scholarship for Roland.  Because of your involvement, he and his parents do not need to be concerned about having all Roland needs as school reopens mid-April.

It's exciting to be able to help ensure that deserving kids stay in school.  Education is indeed a stepping stone to a better future.  Thank YOU so much for helping to make this a reality!

Going forward, we have decided to deactivate this project as it overlaps with another project - Educate the Next Generation of Leaders. Phasing out this project will help us better focus providing you with updates on the other project.  Thanks so much for your on-going assistance.   

We welcome your interest in providing future scholarships here.  Be sure to go to this project and sign up for updates.  Feel free to also email your questions to us at any time.

Best wishes

The Develop Africa Team

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