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
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Dear friends,

Hope you are doing well and taking care of yourselves during these volatile times.

As a team, in the spirit of continuous improvement, we regularly review progress, monitor, and evaluate the services that we are providing.  This is done from several perspectives or angles.

So today, we share with you a summary of course evaluations by computer trainees at the Juba Hill computer lab.  Here are some highlights:


Question: Skill and responsiveness of the instructor [Instructor was an effective lecturer/demonstrator] -  Percentages:

  • Neutral: 2.86%
  • Agree: 28.57%
  • Strongly Agree: 68.57%

Question: Contribution of course to your (general) skill/knowledge - Percentages: 

  • Poor: 1.9%
  • Fair: 1.9%
  • Satisfactory: 2.9%
  • Very Good: 49.0%
  • Excellent: 44.2%

 

Question: Anything else that you would like to say? 

  • Thank you DASL for the computer learning
  • Thanks for providing this well conducive atmosphere of learning environment. And also to add more equipment.
  • I just want to say thanks to the DASL organization for giving us the opportunity to learned computer skills next to nothing. I appreciate you so much - God bless you all
  • Very good work done
  • I say many thanks to DASL and my teacher Mr. Johanese for the knowledge.
  • Thank you very much for these wonderful opportunities.
  • I am very happy for doing this course
  • Thank you all
  • The course will help to develop my knowledge and skills
  • The course was so interesting
  • I want say thank you for your great effort. For giving me this opportunity to computer.
  • This course is another step of improvement in my life
  • I will like to say the course is very important to me because I will improve my skills in the computer course.
  • Thanks the organization for the great offer and the responsibility they are giving to us
  • I just want to thank the staff and management of DASL for improving the lives of African in terms of educating young and adult that involves in the computer studies
  • I am very happy with the learning area and I also love the way of teaching

 

From the above percentages, you can see that we are thankfully doing very well.  As you can see from the comments, this course is highly appreciated and empowering lives.


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Your support helps provide this on-going computer training. Your donations are truly making a difference and helping to prepare youths for a brighter future. 

As a member of the team helping to provide this training, we wanted you to read this summary and the responses from the students.   

We hope that seeing this impact brightens your day.

Got comments or questions - we would love to hear from you.  Please email us at globalgiving@developafrica.org. 

The best way to help us continue to provide this empowering training is to sign up for a new recurring donation today.  This helps us provide consistent training. $11 a month will provide 10 hours of instruction.  Here's the link to start your donation today https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/educate-the-next-generation-of-leaders-in-freetown?show=recurring . 

With deep appreciation

Sylvester and the Develop Africa Team

computer training students - actively learning
computer training students - actively learning

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Ibrahim
Ibrahim

Dear Project Supporters,

Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated as it continues to make an impact on the future leaders in Sierra Leone.  Ibrahim is one of the students that recently received school fees and school supplies and he wrote a letter of appreciation included below that says

Hello, my name is Ibrahim B and I am 16 years old.  I live in the Kamawornie Village Kerena District in Sierra Leone. I am attending the Evangelical Junior Secondary School and I am in Junior Secondary School One (JSSI).  My best subject is social studies.  When I grow up, I would love to become a medical doctor. Thank you for all the school supplies. Love you all, from Ibrahim 

Ibrahim 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

Ibrahim's letter of appreciation
Ibrahim's letter of appreciation

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Freetown rain and run off - near Cape Sierra
Freetown rain and run off - near Cape Sierra

Love going on a driving tour?  This is your day!

Freetown views and scenery: We recorded a video when driving around Freetown so you can see what we see as we drove around. The video clips were recorded in the last 2 weeks of August 2020.

This footage is fascinating as it shows the population density and some housing structures. You can see houses on the hills, excess water on the roads, puddles, etc.

So when you hear about flooding, you now have a visual and better understanding of the volume of rain and hilly landscape in Freetown.

  • Did you know that Freetown gets a ton of rainfall each year?
  • Freetown is hilly and on the coast - with a lot of runoff water from the torrential rain.
  • Freetown receives 2945.3 mm (116 in) of rainfall per year, or 245.4 mm (9.7 in) per month.
  • On average there are 149 days per year with more than 0.1 mm (0.004 in) of rainfall (precipitation) or 12.4 days with a quantity of rain etc. per month. -
  • The driest weather is in January when an average of 3.4 mm (0.1 in) of rainfall (precipitation) occurs.
  • The wettest weather is in August when an average of 791.1 mm (31.1 in) of rainfall (precipitation) occurs.
  • In Sierra Leone, the climate is tropical, hot all year round, with a dry season in winter and a rainy season due to the African monsoon, which runs from May to November in the north and from April to November in the south. Annual rainfall is considerable, from 2,000 to 3,000 millimeters (80 to 120 inches), with a maximum in the coastal area.

Source - Facts about the climate

http://www.freetown.climatemps.com/precipitation.php 

https://www.climatestotravel.com/climate/sierra-leone#:~:text=Annual%20rainfall%20is%20considerable%2C%20from,maximum%20in%20the%20coastal%20area

https://www.worldtravelguide.net/guides/africa/sierra-leone/weather-climate-geography

Clips captured impromptu and unprofessionally by Sylvester Renner on his phone

 

 

Freetown precipitation
Freetown precipitation
Freetown  -- Juba Hill
Freetown -- Juba Hill
Freetown - 116 inches of rain a year
Freetown - 116 inches of rain a year
Freetown - torrential rain
Freetown - torrential rain
Freetown - run off water - overwhelmed drainage
Freetown - run off water - overwhelmed drainage
Freetown sudden sporadic rains
Freetown sudden sporadic rains

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Aminata
Aminata

Dear Project Supporters,

Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated as it continues to make an impact on the future leaders in Freetown, Sierra Leone.  Two of the students that have recently received new school supplies are Aminata and Gibril pictured here. Both students are very thankful for your support.

Aminata lives with her parents and two siblings in the far western edge of Freetown.  Aminata is in nursery school where her favorite subject is Creative Practical Arts. She enjoys singing and dreams of becoming a nurse when she grows up. 

Gibril lives with his parents and two brothers in Freetown.  Gibril helps out the family with household chores. He's currently in the third grade where his favorite subject is English.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing football with his friends.  Gibril dreams of becoming an officer in the Sierra Leone army.  

Your support has truly made a difference for Aminata, Gibril, and other students in Freetown, 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

Gibril
Gibril

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25 Drums leaving Tennessee
25 Drums leaving Tennessee

Dear GlobalGiving Family, 

Thanks in part to your ongoing support 25 drums full of school supplies have arrived in Sierra Leone. Distributions to multiple schools and students will take place over the next couple of weeks. 

Your generosity is helping future leaders in Sierra Leone get the school supplies they need to get their education, 

You can see in the photo, the 25 drums being loaded in Johnson City, TN where their journey began to the shipping company to be transported to Sierra Leone.  It can take up to three months for the drums of school supplies to get from Tennessee to Sierra Leone and then several more weeks for the school supplies to make it to each school. 

Each step of the process is only possible because of generous donors like you. Thank you for donating the school supplies and help to cover the shipping costs to get them to Sierra Leone. 

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

Drum full of school supplies
Drum full of school supplies

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