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.
Sep 10, 2014

Meet Alfred - An Aspiring Teacher-In-Training

Alfred is a teacher-in-training who volunteers at the Door of Hope After School Program, rendering service to children in the Wellington community environs. He is enthusiastic about giving back to the children in the community and is a great leader.

He aspires to be a School Principal and becoming computer proficient is one of his dreams.  Together we are making this dream come true.  We are covering the costs of training classes for Alfred in MS Office software applications. He plans to help train other youths in computer skills when the computer lab is functional.

For Alfred, having the opportunity to learn MS Office software applications and other computer skills will help to build on his ability to be an efficient School Principal. He is also interested in law, and is smart and very accommodating.

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

Sep 9, 2014

Thank You Message for YOU From the Minister of Health and Sanitation

Dr. Fofanah - Minister of Health and Sanitation
Dr. Fofanah - Minister of Health and Sanitation

We are excited to share with you a brief video message from the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in Freetown, Sierra Leone. 

In the video, Dr. Abubakar Fofanah, the Minister of Health and Sanitation expresses appreciation on behalf of the President, Government and people of Sierra Leone for the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) donation that YOU helped provide for health workers.  The large box of PPE, that we sent by DHL, included gloves, coveralls, hoods, goggles and protective respiratory masks).

Dr. Fofanah says in the video - "On behalf of His Excellency the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, the Government and the people of Sierra Leone, I want to take this opportunity to extend a very big "Thank You" to Develop Africa For this generous gesture. We can assure them that this donation will be used for the intended purpose. We look forward to an even stronger and better working relationship with them, now and in the future. Thank you very much!

This would not have been possible without your kind support.  Our efforts are warmly appreciated and clearly making a difference in saving the lives of precious health workers.  

We are actively working on our next and larger shipment and most of the supplies have arrived here in Tennessee.  We will have an update on this in the 1-2 weeks.  There is still a desperate need for PPE.

Thanks so much for your kind and on-going assistance!


Sep 5, 2014

Happiness is Zero Mosquito Bites

Sad Ruguiatu scratches away at mosquito bite area
Sad Ruguiatu scratches away at mosquito bite area

Have you ever been bitten by mosquitoes? They can be very irritating as you can see from this video - Rugiatu's experience.

The bite area itches terribly – making you miserable and unhappy.  I have seen people, in an effort to find relief, almost uncontrollably scratch this area with their finger nails until it results in bleeding. Not good.  Not to talk about the ever-present threat on contracting malaria.

In Sierra Leone right now, everyone is more eager than ever to stay well.  The one good outcome from this Ebola outbreak is that people are more health-conscious than ever before.

The assistance that we are together providing is so very appreciated - at this time -  as it helps people stay well - free from malaria.  

In the video, you can see Rugiatu's joy as she receives the new net that YOU helped provide.  She is now safe from irritating mosquito bites, thanks to her new mosquito net.

Health is wellness and happiness.  Happiness is Zero mosquito bites.  You have made Rugiatu happy and she can now play and have fun with her friends.

Happy Rugiatu playing with her friends
Happy Rugiatu playing with her friends



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