Let's Help Send a Future Journalist to College

A microproject by Develop Africa, Inc.


Thomasia is in her last year of high school and hopes to go to college in the fall to become a journalist. Develop Africa has been helping to ensure that she stays in school since 2010. She comes from a single parent home and lost her mother 3 years ago. She is currently staying with her aunt and needs support to cover college-related costs and other expenses. This project will help ensure that Thomasia goes to college to become a journalist by covering her college expenses.

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Thomasia has been a recipient of school scholarships for several years. She lost her mom in 2015 and has no financial support to attend school. She is working hard to complete high school this year. Her extended family is not in a position financially to cover her college expenses. The prospects of getting a scholarship from the government or other financial aid are next to zero. Without our help, her dream of proceeding further would be grounded.


Funds from this project will fully cover Thomasia first year in college to become a journalist. Your support will help provide all she needs to be successful in college - books, school supplies, college fees, transportation, clothing, a laptop etc. Through this project, she will become fully equipped so she can focus on her studies.

Long-Term Impact

Healthy, well-educated and emancipated women are an excellent foundation for a new and free society. Your support will help Thomasia go to college and become independent and self-sufficient. In her chosen future career as a journalist, she will also be contributing to national development.


Enhanced Participation of Women in Development
Promoting Gender Equality
Empowering Girls in Africa

Organization Information

Develop Africa, Inc.

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