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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

Poverty is the end result when children do not have access to education. Additional undesirable outcomes include violence, abuse, exploitation, and a leadership void. We are changing the outcomes by providing educational support to families and schools in Sierra Leone. We are strategically targetting and meeting pivotal needs such as scholarships, school and teaching supplies, and leadership training. Investing in education yields tremendous benefits both in the short and long term.

$22,000
total goal
$1,575
remaining
241
donors
2
monthly donors
4
fundraisers
11
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 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 as it provides quality educational opportunities for children and youths. This is helping them to rise above poverty, become independent and better decision-makers. They are then better capable of making a significant contribution to their families, communities, nation and the world at large

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
$20,425 raised of $22,000 goal
 
389 donations
$1,575 to go
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