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

Project Supporter, 

Computer networking and hardware courses are becoming increasingly popular in universities, polytechnical institutions, postsecondary colleges, and private training institutions worldwide because of the high demand for people with computer networking and hardware skills. The DASL Computer Lab is now offering a computer hardware & networking course. The learning-by-doing approach is an essential component in courses on computer networking and hardware fundamentals.

These courses comprise various courses related to computer organization, electrical and electronics circuits. Candidates pursuing these courses also learn about the different parts of computers and how they function. The course enables them to figure out and fix hardware and network issues related to computers and other such devices. 

The objective of this course is to provide the participant with much-needed knowledge of computer hardware and networking, enabling them to identify and rectify the onboard computer hardware, software, and network-related problems in Engine Room, Integrated Automation systems, Home or Small office network and Navigational equipment on Bridge.

With the help of this course, the participant will be able to understand the hardware specifications that are required to run operating systems and various shipboard application programs. Also, upgrading of existing hardware/software as and when required. The main aspect of this program is to eliminate costs for the shore technician boarding the vessel to troubleshoot, install/configure the application program, and network-related problems.

We greatly appreciate your ongoing support for the future leaders in Sierra Leone. Thanks to you, more youths and young adults are getting the computer training they need for success in today's technology-driven environment.

Our recurring donors are truly making a lasting difference for these future leaders in Sierra Leone. If you haven't had the chance to sign up for a recurring donation yet, we warmly welcome your ongoing support to continue to provide children in Sierra Leone with the educational resources they need to be the future leaders of Sierra Leone.

Please share this project with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project. 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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Mariama receiving her new school supplies
Mariama receiving her new school supplies

 

Dear Project Supporters,

It is a long process to collect school supplies from donors around the world, then ship them to Sierra Leone, organize book bags full of school supplies once they arrive in Sierra Leone, and then finally distribute them to students, but the distribution has begun.

On Thursday, more than 80 backpacks full of school supplies were distributed to students from nursery school all the way to senior secondary school students in Freetown. This entire process is only possible because of generous supporters like you who help make it happen.  

Each book bag contained - notebooks,  erasers, pens & pencils, crayons, a ruler, an umbrella, and a pencil sharpener.  The students were all so thankful for the school supplies they received, like Mariama, who is in her second year of senior secondary school, and Samuel who will be starting class 5.

We are so thankful to you for your support! Our recurring donors are truly making a lasting difference.  If you haven't had the chance to sign up for a recurring donation yet, we warmly welcome your ongoing support for the future leaders of Sierra Leone.

Please share this project with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org.

 

Warm regards,

Amy and the Develop Africa team

Samuel receiving new school supplies
Samuel receiving new school supplies

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DASL team organizing book bags and school supplies
DASL team organizing book bags and school supplies

Dear Project Supporters, 

We told you in a previous report that  25 drums full of school supplies arrived in Sierra Leone this past month. This week the dedicated Develop Africa Sierra Leone (DASL) team packed 147 book bags to be distributed to students from Nursery School through Secondary School in Bo, Kamawarnie, Freetown, and Makeni.  Distributions to multiple schools and students will take place over the next week as students get ready to go back to school in September. 

The 147 bookbags were separated by grades:

Nursery School - Class 2 book bags contain 12 notebooks, 2 erasers, 10 pencils, crayons, a ruler, an umbrella, and a pencil sharpener.

Class 3- Class 6 book bags contain 6 notebooks, 2 erasers, 10 pens, 5 pencils, crayons, a ruler, an umbrella, and a pencil sharpener.

 Junior & Senior Secondary book bags contain  8 notebooks, 2 erasers, 10 pens, 5 pencils, crayons, a ruler, an umbrella, and a pencil sharpener.

Over the next few weeks, we will share reports with photos, stories, and videos of the school supplies being distributed in each area.  

Each step of the process of getting school supplies donated, shipped to Sierra Leone, and then distributed to students is only possible because of generous donors like you!

Our recurring donors are truly making a lasting difference.  If you haven't had the chance to sign up for a recurring donation yet, we warmly welcome your ongoing support as we continue to provide children in Sierra Leone with the educational resources they need to be the future leaders of Sierra Leone.

Please share this project with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org.

 

Warm regards,

Amy and the Develop Africa team

DASL team packing school supplies into book bags
DASL team packing school supplies into book bags

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Kids with pencils Africa classroom

Dear project supporters,

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to be a child in class and not have a pencil

Not just for 1 day but for a whole year or several years?

In this video, Janet (Develop Africa donor) and Abu Stephen Conteh (Program Manager, Develop Africa Sierra Leone) share their unique perspectives on the importance and practical value of a pen/pencil.  

Janet explains what it was like to not have a pencil while on a trip, many years ago, in Kenya.

Abu shares about what it was like to be in class as a child and have to share a pencil. Picture in your mind writing super fast! 

Watch the insightful discussion between Janet and Abu

When kids don't have pencils, they are not able to take notes.  They miss out on a lot.

No kid should have to be in that disadvantaged position.

We are so thankful that you are helping to provide pencils to kids in Africa.

Because of your ongoing support, children will have their own pencils.

Because of you, children will not have to share pencils.

Children will be able to take notes. 

Thank you for making a difference!

Sylvester and the Develop Africa team

Kids holding pencils in Sierra Leone
Kids holding pencils in Sierra Leone

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Project Supporters, 

One of the future leaders that your generous donations have helped support is Frederick. Frederick has been a part of the Develop Africa sponsorship program since he was 7 years old.  His father has not been a part of his life since he was very young, and his mom struggled to send him and three older brothers to school. 

Frederick is grateful for the support he has received these past 12 years making it possible for him to go to school.  He is also thankful for his sponsor who has also been supporting his education.  Frederick is now in his second year of college and is looking forward to a bright future as a geologist.

Thanks to you for being part of "The Village" which is helping support future leaders in Sierra Leone. 

Making a monthly donation is the most effective way to help students get their education, but every dollar donated makes a difference! Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project.

If you haven't had the chance to sign up for a recurring donation yet, we warmly welcome your ongoing support. 

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

 

With great appreciation, 

Amy and the Develop Africa team

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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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