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Educate the Next Generation of Leaders in Freetown

by Develop Africa, Inc.
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

Where children lack access to education, this results in poverty, violence, abuse, exploitation, leadership void and other undesirable results. This project provides support to families and schools in Sierra Leone for the education of its children and youth. It strategically targets areas that need support including scholarships, school and teaching supplies, and leadership training. Investing in education yields tremendous benefits at many levels and spheres.

$25,000
total goal
$6,047
remaining
232
donors
1
monthly donor
4
fundraisers
10
years

Challenge

According to the United Nations, 42% of African school children will drop out before the end of primary education. Many schools lack the fundamental resources essential for a quality education. Unfortunately, gaining a proper education is challenging for impoverished or underprivileged families in Africa. There is an urgent need to help provide quality education in concert with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Solution

This project provides scholarships, teaching and school supplies, workshops and personal development resources. By doing so, we help reduce illiteracy and school dropout rates. These interventions address the failure points and weak areas that need boosting. Providing quality education to children reflects the fact that every child is entitled to fundamental human rights and is to be treated with dignity. Education is a sustainable means to alleviate poverty and bring lasting change.

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
Develop Africa Amazon Wish List

Organization Information

Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @developafrica
Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States
$18,953 raised of $25,000 goal
 
368 donations
$6,047 to go
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