Help Mariatu go to School

A microproject by Develop Africa, Inc.


Mariatu is in class 3 and dreams of becoming a lawyer when she grows up. Mariatu lost both her parents to Ebola. She lives in the Dream Home Orphanage and this project will provide a full scholarship for Mariatu covering her tuition, books, school supplies and related school expenses this year.

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Education is a major ongoing problem for many children in Sierra Leone due to the cost and the very limited funds that many families have available. According to the United Nations, 42% of African school children will drop out before the end of primary education. In Mariatu's case, she doesn't have any funds and is relying entirely on the Dream Home to have a chance at a future. This project will provide a full scholarship for Mariatu covering her tuition, books and school supplies.


Funds from this project will help Mariatu continue her education and eventually become a lawyer - her desired future profession. Your support will help provide what Mariatu needs to be successful in school this year and empower her to become a forward-thinking leader of Sierra Leone.

Long-Term Impact

Healthy, well-educated and emancipated women are an excellent foundation for a new and free society. Your support will help Mariatu to finish school, become independent and self-sufficient. In Mariatu's chosen future career as a lawyer, she will also be contributing to national development.


Enhanced Participation of Women in Development
Promoting Gender Equality
The Dream Home

Organization Information

Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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