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 27, 2014

Microfinance Business Training - Participants Share Lessons Learned

participants
participants

We are delighted to share with you a video from a previous training session.  

In this video, participants at a Develop Africa Business and Microfinance Training session share what they have learned from the training. They discuss pitfalls, previous mistakes made and ways in which they can improve their business - through disciplined spending and better cash management.

The business training component is a key part of the support you help to provide.  Our goal is to ensure that the businesses receive the best support enabling them to be successful.

The review and peer discussion session that you can see breifly in the video provides a great additional component - helping to ensure that the principles and best practices are both understood and personally applied.

Your support makes these training and review sessions possible as we endeavor to fully empower small businesses to succeed.  We deeply appreciate your support.

participants had a lively, illuminating discussion
participants had a lively, illuminating discussion
lessons learned shared from personal perspectives
lessons learned shared from personal perspectives
participants benefited from peer discussions
participants benefited from peer discussions

Links:

Oct 17, 2014

Kids Are Excited To Attend Classes in a New School

New School Building
New School Building

Thanks to your generous support, we spent the last three months building our new school classrooms. Activities were focused on buying building materials - molding blocks and concrete - to get the classrooms ready for the next academic year scheduled for September 2014.

An excited group of kids arrived early on the 15th of September, the first day of school re-opening, and shouted “Wow” as they couldn’t imagine that they had a new building. Thanks in part to your support and the support of other organizations like EducAIDed Netherlands, Develop Africa and CAPEC, the students has modern, spacious and well ventilated classrooms.

The new classrooms enabled an additional 50 kids to attend school along with the 300 kids we had last year, bringing the total to 350 accommodated students. We look forward to adding a library and additional classroom to meet the demands of the new school.

Studies are going well so far, though we are just a month into the school year. Kids are keeping up with their lessons. In the next two weeks, class 5 and 6 pupils will visit Brasseries du Cameroon to see and learn how juice/soft drinks are manufactured by a brewery.

We sincerely thank you for your contributions. We need your materials, moral and financial support to forge ahead. With your help, we can positively change the lives of children in Cameroon.

More Happy Students
More Happy Students
Excited Kids
Excited Kids
Oct 15, 2014

Daisy - Full of Potential

Daisy
Daisy

Daisy wants to be a lawyer when she grows up. She is a very hard-working girl and likes dancing.  She is a team player and gets involved in every activity that concerns children.  Daisy is full of potential.

Daisy favorite subject in school is Creative Practical Art.  Her favorite activity is balance ball.  She is an only child - with no brothers or sisters. Daisy helps with the cooking and does light errands for mom and dad.

Currently, Daisy and other kids in Sierra Leone are not going to school.  Due to the Ebola crisis, all schools are currently closed - with no projected re-opening date. This could be in the next month or so.  We do not know the date for sure - but we definitely want to be prepared as families need our support - more than ever before.

Business has slowed down considerably in Sierra Leone.  The economy has taken a down turn and many families in the communities that we work are struggling to survive.

During our “Stop the Spread” Ebola sensitization program held on September 4th, three hundred and sixty (360) children were reminded about the importance of staying in school and getting an education. We wanted to keep schooling current in their minds.  Thanks in part to YOUR support, one thousand, two hundred (1,200) exercise books were distributed to them.  You can watch a video where 2 kids say thank you towards the end of the video.  This starts at 1 minute 48 seconds into the video.

When school reopens we need to start strong by providing scholarships for up to a hundred new children.  About 40 of these children have been orphaned during this crisis.  Can you join us in providing the gift of education to these deserving, orphaned children

Save the Date: Today, October 15th, from 9 am EDT to 11:59 pm EDT (or until funds run out!) Global Giving will be matching donations up to $1,000 per donor at 30%! There is $75,000 available in matching!   This will help us provide even more scholarships and supplies for more girls like Daisy. Thanks so much for your support as we prepare for a strong and great school year!


Links:

 

donate now:

An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • $
    give
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?

Reviews of Develop Africa, Inc.

Great Nonprofits
Read and write reviews about Develop Africa, Inc. on GreatNonProfits.org.
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.