Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone

by Develop Africa, Inc.
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
School Supplies & Tuition Support Appreciation
School Supplies & Tuition Support Appreciation

As the end of 2022 is just 10 hours away, we wanted to share 10 ways YOU have made a difference this year.

10. Tuition Assistance to Students in Sierra Leone

9. School Supplies for students in Sierra Leone

8.  Solar Lights for students in Sierra Leone to study at home

7. Computer Training for students in Sierra Leone

6. Mentoring Sessions for students in Sierra Leone

5. Extra Support including food and clothing to families in need in Sierra Leone

4. Electronics for Students in Sierra Leone including laptops, iPads, and Kindles

3. Building a Nursery School in Kamawornie

2. School & Exam Assistance including tutoring, exam preparation, and exam fees

1. Health & Well being support including mosquito nets, sanitary pads, medication, and first-aid kits

We are so thankful for your support for the future leaders in Sierra Leone this year! We invite you to consider a year-end donation in these final 10 hours of 2022 to continue your educational support in 2023.

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

 

Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2023!

 

Amy and the Develop Africa team

P.S. Another great way to help us reach our goal is to share this project with your contacts and post it on social media.  Copy and paste the text below or create your own.

I support Develop Africa and invite you to help educate future leaders in Sierra Leone. Go to http://goto.gg/2291 to donate.

Computer Training
Computer Training
Extra support for families in need
Extra support for families in need
Solar Lights
Solar Lights

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Happy Bo students - receiving scholarships
Happy Bo students - receiving scholarships

Many of our beneficiaries are raised by single parents, who often face financial hardships.  In Sierra Leone, 25% of children under the age of 15 come from single-parent homes (source here

Our Program Manager, Mr. Abu Conteh, met with our beneficiaries and their parents in September. While the purpose of the gathering was to distribute tuition fees for the upcoming term, it was also an opportunity to connect and engage.

Mr. Conteh recounted the inspiring story of a world-renowned neurosurgeon, Dr. Ben Carson, who a single mother raised. Although she was illiterate, she encouraged her son to focus on his reading assignments. Mr. Conteh narrated how her constant support led to her son’s future success.

Today, we are excited and confident that we are similarly helping to raise exceptional leaders. 

The kids that we are supporting are diamonds in the rough. Uncut and unpolished.

With your support, deserving kids can advance and complete their education. 
 
With your support, they will become exceptional leaders and world-class diamonds.

In Sierra Leone, a lack of funds is one of the leading educational barriers, with children from marginalized communities affected the most (source: here). Scholarships are, therefore, in high demand, with long waiting lists.

Making a monthly donation is the most effective way to help our emerging diamonds get their education, but every dollar donated makes a difference!

If you are not yet a recurring donor, please consider signing up for a recurring donation here. Your monthly donations make a world of difference to hundreds of children daily. With your help, we can create a brighter tomorrow.


Thank you so much for your amazing generosity,

Sylvester and the Develop Africa team

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Empowering future leaders is more than just providing them with education, it is also empowering them with the skills and knowledge they need to counter stereotypes and obstacles in achieving their goals. 

With the help of mentoring sessions, future leaders can become motivated, be more confident in their abilities, and be outspoken. Mentoring closes gaps and truly impacts lives.  Your support helped cover the costs of girls’ & boys’ mentoring sessions in 2022.

The mentoring sessions covered topics such as Self-esteem and Goal setting to help DASL boys and girls improve their self-esteem and build smart goals, Time Management to teach DASL mentees practical time management tips, Adolescence reproduction, and relationships, a field trip to help the mentees learn about developmental issues in Sierra Leone, Smart thinking and leadership to teach boys and girls basic problem solving and innovative tips, Personal hygiene and self-care, STEM Lego project, Financial literacy to discuss significant financial knowledge necessary for making critical financial decisions, and a Debate and quiz competition to bring the two mentoring components together to debate on relevant issues affecting human capacity development in Sierra Leone.   This video shows a recap of mentoring in the past.

We greatly appreciate your support for the future leaders in Sierra Leone and invite you to consider a year-end donation to support mentoring sessions in 2023.

Another great way to help us reach our goal is to share this project with your contacts and post it on social media.  Copy and paste the text below or create your own.

I support Develop Africa and invite you to help educate future leaders in Sierra Leone. Go to http://goto.gg/2291 to donate.

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

Warm regards, 

Amy and the Develop Africa team

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31 drums being shipped out
31 drums being shipped out

We are excited to announce that thanks in part to your generosity 31 drums full of school supplies left the Tenessee office on Dec 1st to be shipped to Sierra Leone.

These drums are full of school supplies that will make a difference for hundreds of students in Freetown, Kamawornie, Bo, and Makeni.  Students from elementary school through high school will receive much-needed supplies including- pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, book bags, rulers, erasers, pencil sharpeners, crayons, glue, and more.  The drums also include calculators, solar lights, and kindles/e readers/iPads.  Teaching and classroom supplies are also included for teachers such as chalk, teaching materials, and books.

Your support is truly appreciated by the students in Sierra Leone. If you have not had the chance to sign up for a recurring donation yet, we warmly welcome your ongoing support to provide more children with the educational resources they need to be the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone.

Another great way to help us reach our goal is to share this project with your contacts and post it on social media. Copy and paste the text below or create your own.

I support Develop Africa and invite you to help educate future leaders in Sierra Leone. Go to http://goto.gg/2291 to donate.

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

 

Warm regards,

 Amy and the Develop Africa team

 

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Chapel Int'l Primary School Student with new desk
Chapel Int'l Primary School Student with new desk

Thanks to your support, 340 tables and chairs were transported and delivered to schools in the Freetown / Western area - including Chapel International Primary School, Dantrimark Academy, Prince of Wales Secondary School, REC Primary School, Savage Square Municipal Primary School, and Services Secondary School. 

The students, teachers/school leadership, were very thankful to receive the desks and chairs. This meets a definite need as schools need new furniture with increased enrollment. Also, some schools are moving from 2 shifts to 1 shift - meaning a substantial demand for more chairs and desks. This also reduces any additional costs parents will have to bear in purchasing furniture for the school.

We invite you to countdown with us to #GivingTuesday, November 29th. GlobalGiving’s GivingTuesday campaign will last 24 hours, from 00:00:00 EST to 23:59:59 EST, on November 29, 2022.

GlobalGiving has bonus funds that will make each donation received go even further, which will help more students in Sierra Leone with their educational needs.

Let's #MoveAMillion for Future Leaders in Sierra Leone!

Please share this project with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project.  Copy and paste the text below on your social media or create your text. 

Empower Students in Sierra Leone on #GivingTuesday by donating at http://goto.gg/2291 With @GlobalGiving’s USD 1.2 million in bonus funds available, the more you give, the larger share we get!

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

Warm regards,
Amy and the Develop Africa team

Dantrimark Academy Students with new desks
Dantrimark Academy Students with new desks

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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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