Educate the Next Generation of Leaders in Freetown

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Educate the Next Generation of Leaders in Freetown
Educate the Next Generation of Leaders in Freetown
Educate the Next Generation of Leaders in Freetown
Educate the Next Generation of Leaders in Freetown
Educate the Next Generation of Leaders in Freetown
Educate the Next Generation of Leaders in Freetown
Educate the Next Generation of Leaders in Freetown
Educate the Next Generation of Leaders in Freetown
Educate the Next Generation of Leaders in Freetown
Educate the Next Generation of Leaders in Freetown

Summary

This project provides additional support to families and schools in Sierra Leone for the education of its youth. It strategically targets areas that need support including scholarships, school and teaching supplies, and leadership training. As the number of school-aged children increases, the education system needs to significantly increase its capacity. The government of Sierra Leone welcomes help with providing tools for a quality education.

$25,000
total goal
$6,898
remaining
225
donors
3
monthly donors
9
years

Challenge

Many of the problems in Sierra Leone's education are due to a lack of proper resources available. According to the Education Policy Data Center, the youth literacy rate is at 63%. That is one reason the government devotes much of its resources to the primary level of education. Unfortunately, this leaves secondary and technical education also underfunded. And, if the future of Sierra Leone is not prepared for the future leadership void will be hard to fill.

Solution

The Government of Sierra Leone struggles with their role in providing maximum education for its people. This project provides scholarships, teaching and school supplies, workshops and personal development resources. By doing so, we help reduce illiteracy and school dropout rates and empower students to become forward-thinking leaders of our nation. The right, consistent leadership can increase the productivity of the people.

Long-Term Impact

The project is an effective long-term investment that will help provide quality educational opportunities for more youths and young adults so that they can rise above poverty and become better decision makers. The principal economic advantage of this education project is that it will produce people who are capable of making a greater contribution to the national economy. These future leaders' incremental earnings represent the added social output generated by investment in their education.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.developafrica.org/​FreetownEducation
UN Human Development Report - Sierra Leone
UN Country Information - Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone - Country Education Status Report

Organization Information

Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.developafrica.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @developafrica
Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States
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$18,102 raised of $25,000 goal
 
348 donations
$6,898 to go
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