Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone

by Develop Africa, Inc.
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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
Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone
David with his school supplies received last year
David with his school supplies received last year

We told you in June that 27 drums full of school supplies had arrived in Sierra Leone.  These school supplies were donated from all over the world over the course of 6 months and then shipped from the Develop Africa office in Tenessee in 27drums to Maryland (where the shipping company is) and then from Maryland to Freetown, Sierra Leone.  These 27 drums are now being sorted and organized to give to 141 students in Freetown, Kamawornie, Bo, and Makeni.  The students will receive these at the end of August as they get ready to go back to school in September. 

The cost of shipping 27 drums and providing the 141 students with school supplies and tuition support comes out to be approximately $104 per child or $14,556 total.

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!  We would greatly appreciate it if you would consider making a donation to help us reach our goal so that all 141 students get their school supplies and tuition support at the end of August.

You can make your donation here and put in the notes that it is for "School Supply Distribution"

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 141 students get school supplies this fall. Can you help? Go to http://goto.gg/2291 to donate.

 

We greatly appreciate your support!  If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org.

 

Warm regards,

Amy and the Develop Africa team

One of the drums of school supplies for this year
One of the drums of school supplies for this year

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Currently, there are 66 students attending computer classes at the Develop Africa Sierra Leone (DASL) Computer Lab. Presently, the computer classes run in three shifts- one class in the morning and two classes in the afternoon from Monday to Friday.

The students are at varying levels in their computer training, which includes Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft PowerPoint. Classes are set up so that everyone has access to their own computer and are available at varying times and days depending on the group each student is in.

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

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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Twelve boys attended the most recent boys’ mentoring session which was on Leadership and Smart Thinking. Transportation, food, and drinks were provided to the attendees.

The guest speaker educated the boys on how to be successful leaders in their community, school, and various fields in life with the use of smart thinking. He gave a definition of a leader and, mentioned past and present prominent leaders that had made it far with the use of smart thinking.

He explained that Smart thinking has to do with the stretching of the brain by thinking strategically, which involves reasoning, logic, and being rational which will result in positive outcomes in decision making. He further talked about the fact that anyone can be a leader even without having an official leadership title, mentioning the qualities of a leader. The boys contributed with questions and what they thought smart thinking and leadership meant.

Your continued support is greatly appreciated as it will enable more boys' mentoring sessions and the educational resources they need to become the future leaders of Sierra Leone. If you haven't had the chance to sign up for a recurring donation yet, we warmly welcome your ongoing support


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

Mentoring Session
Mentoring Session

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Your support is helping future leaders, like Ibrahim, who received a kindle and solar light to help him with his school work.  Ibrahim is in SSS3 (Senior Secondary School third year), enjoys Integrated Science and Economics, and hopes to become an Economist.  

Ibrahim is very thankful for the solar light, which is also a charger because he has no electricity in his home.  He is also thankful for the kindle, he has received to help him research and do his school work.  In this video he says-

Hello, my name is Ibrahim, a beneficiary of Develop Africa. Today I am very much excited, I have just received a solar light to charge my kindle and my phone, and also use it to study at night.

I want to say a very big thank you.

Our recurring donors are truly making a lasting difference for students like Ibrahim. 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 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.

 

With great appreciation,

Amy and the Develop Africa team

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In Sierra Leone, English Language and Mathematics are core subjects in public exams which are required for kids to be promoted to the next grade. Thanks in part to your support, Seventeen beneficiaries (eleven in primary school; preparing to take the national primary school examination (NPSE) and six in junior secondary school; preparing to take the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in Kamawornie received study guides for English and Mathematics for their upcoming exams thanks in part to your support.  

Students in Sierra Leone are required to take exams to be promoted to the next level in school and are the National Primary School Examination (NPSE), which promotes Class 6 (elementary) students to Junior Secondary School (JSS), the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) which promotes Junior Secondary students to Senior Secondary School (SSS), and the West African Senior School Certification Examination (WASSCE) which is the final exam of Senior Secondary School. Once a student passes the WASSCE, they are then able to go to college.
Each of the students was very thankful for the study guides and once they have taken their exams, they will return them for other beneficiaries to use to study for their public exams. Your continued support is greatly appreciated by the 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.

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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Sylvester Renner
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