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.
Dec 23, 2013

Bridging The Digital Divide Through Computer Training

Children learning in computer room
Children learning in computer room

Dear Donors and Friends,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in Advance!!!

We hope this mail meets all of you well.  

Here is a quick update from the school.  Our new Computer trainer is Emese from Hungary. Since September when she arrived, the computer centre has trained both old and new pupils. Her constant presence in the centre has also made it possible for our staff to learn new skills.  She has also organized E-school sessions with our partner school in the UK. 

Here are a couple comments we received from the kids / youth that received training: 

“The training has really me since I don’t pay anything for getting these computer skills - which I cannot get them in the village whereby we don’t have computers there."  

"Many youth do not have access to training like this when they are still in school.  This is a privilege that CAPEC has offered to me."

"Thank you CAPEC for the opportunity and I expect when I complete the training I will be privileged since I will be one of the few people who are computer literate in our community hence acquiring job will be easier."

You support has provided the foundation for this training to happen and we are deeply grateful for your kind assistance.  Your support is helping to make their dreams come true.  We are together touching many lives life and preparing them for a bright future.

Great Time to Give:   We wanted to let you know of the great opportunity that GlobalGiving is offering right now.  From now through December 31st, GlobalGiving will be offering a one-time 100% match on all new recurring donations up to $200 per donor! To qualify for the match, you must give at least four consecutive months. 

In appreciation for your support, we will be featuring a list of all new recurring donors on our website.  We will also send to you a free Develop Africa coffee mug or T-shirt (you decide which one).   

Please sign up now - as this offer expires at the end of the year.  This would help us support many more kids that are on our waiting list.  Thank you for giving the priceless gift of education!

 

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Volunteer teacher & computer literacy for kids
Volunteer teacher & computer literacy for kids
Dec 23, 2013

Successful Leadership Field Experience

Christiana - 1st place
Christiana - 1st place

We are delighted to report that Develop Africa’s Girls Leadership mentoring program has witnessed a very successful year with mentorship training, workshops and leadership activities. A core component of the Girls Leadership Mentoring program is a practical leadership field experience titled “Leadership and Creativity Field work”, undergone by each mentee. Each year the mentees will undergo a practicum field work on leadership and creativity.

This year from June- October, 2013 the mentees undertook a practical leadership and creative field work project in Freetown, Sierra Leone. This field work project is a required mandatory part of their mentoring program.  This activity gives each mentee the opportunity to put into practical use their leadership knowledge and skills.  Mentees were asked to complete their field work on the three components of Leadership: namely Spiritual Leadership, Health Leadership and Community Leadership.  They were also a required to write a reflection paper of two to three pages summarizing their field work experience.

The mentees were excited about the opportunity and eagerly undertook this activity.  Several mentees undertook leadership field work in non-profit / community based organizations, such as Youth for Christ, in after school programs at Door of Hope and in local schools. They performed volunteer activities for these organizations for a minimum of 10 hours and put their skills of creative leadership to work.  

Dr. Jasmine Renner, the lead mentor frequently checked on their and from time to time provided guidance, assistance and clarification when required. Several excellent reports emerged as a result of this practical field exercise.  Mentees were activity engaged in giving back to their communities. In October, 2013, the mentees submitted their final required field work write-up and it was reviewed and judged by a panel of individuals in the US. In December, 2013, an announcement was made about the results of their Leadership and Creativity fieldwork with three mentees emerging as to the top awardees of the Leadership and Creativity award.  The following were selected to be awarded the "2013 Creativity and Leadership Award."

1st place - Christiana 2nd Place - Juliana and Angella. There was a tie between the two mentees. We like to congratulate these three finalists for a job well done.  They will all receive a leadership plaque award and gift prizes, in 2014 during a short ceremony to be held in Freetown, Sierra.

All three of their final submissions will be turned into a mini display book and shared with the other mentees so they can see their exemplary field work in Leadership. 

Thank you sponsors for helping to make this possible and for investing in the lives of our upcoming leaders.

Great Time to Give:  We are so grateful for your previous support that has helped us touch many lives like these 3 budding leaders.  We wanted to let you know of the great opportunity that GlobalGiving is offering right now.  

From now through December 31st, GlobalGiving will be offering a one-time 100% match on all new recurring donations up to $200 per donor! To qualify for the match, you must give at least four consecutive months. 

In appreciation for your support, we will be featuring a list of all new recurring donors on our website.  We will also send to you a free Develop Africa coffee mug or T-shirt (you decide which one).   

Please sign up now - as this offer expires at the end of the year.  This would help us support many more kids that are on our waiting list.  Thank you for giving the priceless gift of education!
 

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Angella
Angella
Juliana
Juliana
Dec 20, 2013

Hope For A Future Teacher

Yealie
Yealie

Happy Holidays!

We are delighted to send you this project report - sharing the story of Yealie's life - a life we have touched together.  Her story is a wonderful story that will warm your heart!

Yealie was born on 25th April, 2006 in a suburb of Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone. Yealie has six brothers.  Her mother is a housewife with no means of income. Her father is a petty trader but his meagre income is grossly insufficient to take care of the family. It is very difficult for Yealie’s family to get a meal a day. Their living condition is very poor. Three of her brothers were going to school and Yealie herself was at the verge of dropping out of school to hardship and financial constraints.  Thanks to YOUR support - she is in school and eagerly learning each day!

Yealie loves school and she aspires to become a teacher when she grows up.  Your support is helping to make her dream come true.  We are together touching her life and preparing her for the important role of Teacher - much needed in Sierra Leone today.  Thank you again very much for YOUR support - helping Yealie to continue her education. Your support is bringing hope and a promising future in Yealie's life.

Great Time to Give:  We are so grateful for your previous support that has helped us touch many lives like Yealie's.  We wanted to let you know of the great opportunity that GlobalGiving is offering right now.  

From now through December 31st, GlobalGiving will be offering a one-time 100% match on all new recurring donations up to $200 per donor! To qualify for the match, you must give at least four consecutive months. 

In appreciation for your support, we will be featuring a list of all new recurring donors on our website.  We will also send to you a free Develop Africa coffee mug or T-shirt (you decide which one).   

Please sign up now - as this offer expires at the end of the year.  This would help us support many more kids that are on our waiting list.  Thank you for giving the priceless gift of education!
 

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