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

Dear Project Supporters,

Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated as it continues to make an impact on the future leaders in Sierra Leone.  Abu, a member of the Develop Africa Sierra Leone staff, traveled to the remote village of Kamawornie to distribute school supplies and solar lights. He says in this video-

The supplies are here and we are very, very excited to be handing over these supplies to our beneficiaries and all of them will have something to smile about. Thank you very much for making this possible because your support towards Develop Africa is making a huge difference in a community like this deprived and a community that is very remote but where kids always want to smile because somebody's making them smile

The students at Kamarwornie primary school said, “Thank you for the pencils, we love you all!”

The students at the Kamawornie Secondary school said, “Thank you for the pens and pencils, we love you all!”

At the Kamawornie village, the village chief, teachers, and families expressed their overwhelming joy and appreciation to Develop Africa Sierra Leone for their continuous educational support towards school going kids in their village.

It is thanks to YOU, that these school supplies were able to be distributed to students in Kamawornie.

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

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Emmanuel is ready for school
Emmanuel is ready for school

Dear Project Supporters,

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

Hi, I am Emmanuel.  I am starting high school this year. I am so glad to learn more about Science.  I am so thankful for receiving support this year. Thank you very much!

Emmanuel truly appreciates 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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Hello friends,

Here's a behind the scenes video look at part of our operations - receiving donated in-kind school supplies from donors like YOU

Almost every day, we get packages of new and used school and office supplies donated to Develop Africa. These items are distributed to students and schools in need.

The process we take from the time the box to the point where they are ready to be shipped out is multifaceted so we can ensure accuracy and quality.
 
To begin, we take multiple pictures of the box when it arrives including the shipping label that shows the donor's address information. Then we open the box and take several photos of the items donated so that we can have a record of everything that comes in.

Once pictures are taken, they are organized and uploaded into a google photo album - one for each donor. This includes photos showing how many parcels arrived together and any included checks. We encourage our donors to include a monetary donation to help pay for shipping. 

We then store them in our storage room in drawers labeled for each item. For instance, all of the pencils go in the pencil drawer and so on. This helps us when we come to the final step which is to fill shipping drums with these items. We can pull from the items in the drawers so that we know each shipping drum has well-rounded content.

Then, we enter the donor's information in our spreadsheet for our records and send out a thank you for their donation.  

Basic learning tools are essential to a proper education. We've been successfully equipping bright young African minds with donated items. These efforts have made it possible for kids to learn, stay in school, and succeed in their education.

We keep a suggested list on our website to help donors see what items are needed. We even have an Amazon wish list so you can purchase items and have them sent directly to us. 

We couldn't be more pleased with the progress being made with donated school and office supplies. The students and schools that receive these supplies are thrilled to have the items they need. And, we're excited to see how the project grows each year. 

You are an important part of this story. Thank you so much for your donations that help to ship these supplies to kids and schools in Africa.  We certainly could not do this without your generous and on-going support.

The best way to help us get more school supplies into the hands of kids in Africa is by signing up for a recurring donation today. We appreciate your faithful support.

With deep appreciation,
Cristopher and the Develop Africa team

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Girls playing in Sierra Leone
Girls playing in Sierra Leone

Dear friends,

As you know, life is more than progress in school.

There are many other things that are essential for children to learn as they grow. 

We believe that kids should have fun together. Tremendous learning takes place in this atmosphere.

This offers several benefits including improved social interaction and understanding, better relationships with each other, focused skill learning, encouragement of competition, etc.

The growth and development of children must be rounded and holistic.

So we encourage playing and games. 

It's also relaxing to watch kids play. So take a break and....watch a new video we put together for you - kids playing in Sierra Leone.

6 years ago, we also shared another video on Youtube - Promoting Sport and Fun Exercise Activities in Africa

We hope you enjoy watching these videos and they help you relax. We also hope that they provide an additional perspective on the life of children in Sierra Leone. 

Did you learn anything from these videos?  

If you haven't had the chance to sign up for a recurring donation yet, we warmly welcome your ongoing support. This helps us continue to support the holistic development of children in Sierra Leone.

Thank you for joining us in developing well-rounded and balanced future leaders.

Sylvester and the Develop Africa Team.

Kids playing - mudslide intervention
Kids playing - mudslide intervention
kids playing balance ball
kids playing balance ball

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Salifu
Salifu

Dear Project Supporters,

Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated as it continues to make an impact on the future leaders in Sierra Leone.  Salifu is thankful for the educational support he has been receiving for the past 11 years.  In this video he says-

My name is Salifu. I live in Freetown, Sierra Leone. For the past 11 years,  Develop Africa has been a blessing to me especially in my education. I started benefitting from a Develop Africa scholarship when I started Junior Secondary School. At that time I was 11 years old.  Presently, I am studying building and construction at the Vocational Institute. 

Salifu truly appreciates 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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Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
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Sylvester Renner
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