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
David, Tewoh & Magdelene
David, Tewoh & Magdelene

Dear Project Supporters,  

Your support is greatly appreciated as it continues to make an impact on the future leaders in Sierra Leone. Thanks to your generous support families in Bo, including students Magdelene, Tewoh, and David (pictured above), received extra support in the form of half a bag of rice, one gallon of cooking oil, and onions.

One of the student's, Magdelene, said

"We thank you very much for all the support you are giving to us. We thank all the donors for what you been doing for us. We are very grateful, without your support we would not be here, we would not be where we are today and so we want to thank you very much.  We want to thank you especially at this time of Corona period, for this special additional support you have given to us, it will go a long way in enhancing our development. We say thank you very much and God bless you"

These students and families are truly grateful for your support that is providing them with the resources they need to become the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone. If you are not yet a monthly donor, we warmly invite you to continue helping the future leaders in Sierra Leone by signing up for a recurring donation.   

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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Kabba with his new textbooks
Kabba with his new textbooks

Dear Project Supporters, 

Your support is greatly appreciated as it continues to make an impact on the future leaders in Sierra Leone. One of the students your support is helping is Kabba who would like to become an agricultural engineer.  Kabba was delighted to receive textbooks, including Chemistry & Physics, for school thanks to your support.  He sent a video of thanks saying- 

My name is Kabba and I am part of Develop Africa Sponsorship program.  I am super excited to receive these textbooks, big thanks to Develop Africa and all donors.   With these textbooks, I can do research in my course of study and do my assignments.  Thank you for providing these textbooks, I appreciate you very much.

Kabba truly appreciates your support as do the other 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. 

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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Beth interviewing Ibrahim
Beth interviewing Ibrahim

Dear Project Supporters,  

Beth, a Board Member of Develop Africa, visited Freetown, Sierra Leone, and interviewed students about how computer training has impacted their lives.  She says-

One of the students I met during my brief visit to the Develop Africa offices in Sierra Leone was Ibrahim.  He is from a family with five children and went to school through high school in the Bo area, the largest town in the southern part of Sierra Leone.  He aspired to be an accountant and moved to the capital city, Freetown, to stay with an uncle and further his education.  Times were difficult.  He heard about Develop Africa and the computer classes being offered for a reasonable fee through local media.  He had never touched a computer, but he imagined this could really increase his opportunities in pursuing his educational goals.

When he arrived for the classes, he was slow at first.  He had never placed his hands on a keyboard.  The Develop Africa instructor was very patient.  He helped Ibrahim place his hands properly and learn the letters and numbers on the keyboard.  He marveled at how the instructor could use the keyboard without looking at the letters on the keys.  The first course was to orient students to the computer – the components, such as the monitor, mouse, keyboard, and CPU.  Ibrahim went on to take several classes, with Microsoft Excel being his favorite.  This is not surprising for a student who wanted to pursue Accounting!

After taking several classes, Ibrahim’s confidence grew.  He was able to maneuver the keyboard and learn basic Microsoft software packages – Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.  Ibrahim was so interested in computers based on these classes, he changed his educational course of study to network engineering.  He was accepted and is now a student at the American College, one of the renowned institutions in Sierra Leone.  He credits his success and new academic focus to the basics he learned in the Develop Africa computer classes.  He also discussed using Excel for his own personal budget.  Whether accounting or network engineering, Excel is a powerful tool, and Ibrahim credits Develop Africa for giving him the start he desperately needed to pursue his goals.

Beth's interview with Ibrahim was also recorded and can be watched here.

We are grateful for your support that is helping future leaders of Sierra Leone like Ibrahim. You can support other future leaders in Sierra Leone by signing up for a recurring donation.  

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, Beth, and the Develop Africa team

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Dear Project Supporters,  

Your support is greatly appreciated as it continues to make an impact on the future leaders in Sierra Leone. Mohamed recently received school fees and school supplies and he sent a video of appreciation saying- 

Hi. My name is Mohamed.  I am very thankful for the support you have given me. Thank you!

Mohammed is attending the Kamawonie Junior secondary school and is in his first year (JSS1). His favorite subject in school is Social Studies. He loves to play football. His dream is to become a politician and try to alleviate his community from poverty and develop his hometown.

We are so thankful for your support for Mohamed! You can support other future leaders in Sierra Leone by signing up for a recurring donation. we are truly grateful for your ongoing support that will continue to provide more students in Sierra Leone with the educational resources they need to become 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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Brothers Receive Books
Brothers Receive Books

 

Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated as it continues to make an impact on the future leaders in Sierra Leone including three brothers, Alusine, Abdul & Alfred, who each received school textbooks.  

Joseph, a Develop Africa Sierra Leone coordinator, delivered the textbooks to the brothers and said in a video-

Hello, my name is Joseph and I work at Develop Africa Sierra Leone.  I am presently here at St. Edwards Primary School where a few of our beneficiaries attend.

These three are brothers. Guys, can you say hello?  "Hello".   So I am here to give them some textbooks for their progress in class and two of them are in the exam class and preparing to go to the next grade, which is high school.

So we are very grateful for all the support that you have been giving to these kids.  Your blessings, your support are really a blessing to them as your support is keeping them in school

As you can see in their arms, they are holding their textbooks and they very grateful for the support coming from you guys.  Can you say hi?  "Hi, thank you for your support"  

Thank you once again for all you have done for these kids. May God bless you!

 

These brothers truly appreciate your support as do the other students 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 provide more 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.

 

Warm regards,

Amy and the Develop Africa team

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Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
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Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States
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