Educate the Next Generation of Leaders in Freetown

by Develop Africa, Inc. Vetted since 2008 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Project of the Month Site Visit Verified


This project strengthens families and schools in the area of education in Sierra Leone and addresses the education and character development of children and youths. It strategically targets weak 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 welcomes help with meeting the education needs of the population.

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Many of the problems in Africa are leadership-related as they are partly or wholly a result of wrong decision-making and poor leadership. A considerable share of education resources provided by the Government of Sierra Leone is devoted to the primary level, possibly at the expense of secondary and technical education. If this expectant increased capacity is not prepared for and strengthened, the future leadership void will be hard to fill.


The Government of Sierra Leone does not have the capacity to provide maximum education. 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).


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:/​/​
Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States
$17,906 raised of $25,000 goal
339 donations
$7,094 to go
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