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Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone

by Develop Africa, Inc.
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Dear friends,

When we first met Theresa she was pregnant and pessimistic.
This was just after the Ebola Epidemic.

Together we provided psycho-social counseling. We supported her financially as she finished school and was admitted into college. We have supported her each college year.

Now, she is in the final year of her Public Health program.

You can see from her smile that her life is now different.

Theresa is smiling


She is optimistic and full of hope.

She is looking forward to serving as a Public Health expert.

Public Health experts are needed globally. This is needed particularly today when the Corona Virus is making news and disrupting lives each day.

Together we have achieved 2 things:
  1. We helped Theresa achieve her dreams.

  2. We contributed towards capacity building and national public health.

Thank you for making a difference!

 

We are excited to share a video update from Theresa. In this video, she thanks YOU for helping her get to her final year in college.  Be sure to check out her appreciation video here. To watch the video, you can also click/tap on her photo above. 

Thanks so much for all you are doing.

Sylvester, Amy, and the Develop Africa Team

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Dear Project Supporters, 

Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated and is helping girls get their education at the FAWE Girls School. This school year FAWE has 40 girls (ages 8-11 years) from classes 4,5 and 6 taking computer classes. These girls are excited and eager to learn and are thankful for the opportunity. 

The FAWE computer lab classes start with the introduction to computers including the following topics (Definition of computer, Functions of a computer, Computer Components, which includes Hardware and Software, Input and Output Devices, Examples of Input and Output Devices, The Central Processing Unit (CPU), Primary and Secondary Memory, Software types, System Software, Application Software, Unit of measurement, Storage measurement, and Computer Classification). You can see photos of the FAWE girls in computer class.

Your continued support is truly changing not only individual girls' lives but also the entire nation. We warmly invite you to start a monthly recurring donation here. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way. This is the best way to ensure an ongoing impact. Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project. 

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org.

 

With great appreciation, 

Amy & The Develop Africa Team

 

 

 

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Mbalu at her graduation
Mbalu at her graduation

Dear Project Supporters, 

Your support has made a lasting impact on Mbalu's life. We are excited to share her success story with you.   She tells us in her own words how much your support has helped her saying-

Education is the only way out of poverty for people like us coming from low-income backgrounds.

During the course of the Ebola Epidemic, schools and businesses were shut down and people’s movements were restricted, and I ended up pregnant. I was abandoned by my parents and boyfriend who got me pregnant and all of my hopes and dreams seemed to be over. I had no one to turn to and I became an outcast in my own community no one wanted to associate with me because of my predicament.

Thanks to Develop Africa Sierra Leone team who visited my community in search of girls like me who got pregnant during the course of the Ebola Epidemic and gave me a reason to dream again and start believing in myself again.                    

I started attending the Creating Pathways Center where I received Psychosocial and Christian Counseling, tutorials on school curriculum and computer training. The Center was established by Develop Africa Sierra Leone and the aim was to get young girls like me who got pregnant while they stay at home during the breakdown period of the Ebola Epidemic.

After giving birth to my daughter I later received a certificate of completion from Develop Africa Sierra Leone Computer Studies. With the sole help of Develop Africa Sierra Leone, I got admitted into the National Center for Vocational Studies where I chose a 3-year Diploma course on business Studies.

On the day of my Graduation, November 20, 2019, relief and joy overwhelmed me as tears filled my eyes. I feel indebted to Develop Africa Sierra Leone for changing my story.

I will be forever grateful and thankful to Develop Africa Sierra Leone for helping me get back on track.

YOUR generous donations are the reason that Mbalu got the support she needed to complete her education for her and her daughter. You truly changed Mbalu’s life! Your continued support will help more young ladies get their education and change their story. We warmly invite you to start a monthly recurring donation here. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way. This is the best way to ensure an ongoing impact. Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org.

 

With great appreciation, 

Amy & The Develop Africa Team

Mbalu receiving her diploma
Mbalu receiving her diploma

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Samuella
Samuella

Dear Project Supporters, 

Through your ongoing support young ladies, like Samuella and Joy, are getting their education.  They tell us in this video what education means to them saying- 

Education is important to me because it inspires my life. In anything we do we should be educated because as a girl we need to be educated for our future. Anywhere you go if you are not educated you will have to look to someone else so as a girl we should be educated in this society. We are the future leaders for tomorrow.

Education is important to me because it helps you to learn and when you learn you will have something to do in the future and whatever job you want to take, you can take it.

We greatly appreciate your support of educating young ladies, like Samuella and Joy. It is truly changing not only each individual girl's life but also the entire nation. We warmly invite you to start a monthly recurring donation here. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way. This is the best way to ensure an ongoing impact. Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org.

 

With great appreciation, 

Amy & The Develop Africa Team

Joy
Joy

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Dear Project Supporters, 

Your support has made a lasting impact on Sara's life.  She became pregnant during the Ebola crisis and had to drop out of school, but because of generous donors like YOU, she was able to continue her education and is now in her last year of studying business management!   She tells us about her journey with Develop Africa in this video-

My name is Sara.  I got pregnant during the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. Because of my condition at that time I was neglected by my family and friends so I decided to drop out of school

Thanks to  Develop Africa Sierra Leone who came to my rescue and enrolled me at the Creating Pathways Centre where I benefitted greatly from school, counseling, computer study, and some tutoring 

After I got credited from the Centre, Develop Africa Sierra Leone continued to sponsor me where I am presently studying business management at the National Center for Vocational Study. I just promoted to my final year.

I am very much grateful because I am one step from achieving my dream of becoming an administrator.  I want to say a very big thanks to Develop Africa Sierra Leone for keeping my dream alive. 

We greatly appreciate your support, which is helping young ladies get their education like Sara. Your continued support is truly changing not only individual girls lives but also the entire nation. We warmly invite you to start a monthly recurring donation here. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way. This is the best way to ensure an ongoing impact. Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org.

 

With great appreciation, 

Amy & The Develop Africa Team

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Develop Africa, Inc.

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