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

The Develop Africa Sierra Leone (DASL) computer lab currently has 72 students taking classes.  There are 3 different batches of students at various levels in their computer training, which include 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.

The first class has 22 students who are currently working on Microsoft Word.  The second class has 21 students and is currently working on Microsoft Access. The third class is made up of 29 students and is working on Microsoft Publisher.

Your support for the future leaders in Sierra Leone is greatly appreciated. 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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Alusine with his school lunch
Alusine with his school lunch

Every donation received makes a difference for the future leaders in Sierra Leone.  Your support has helped students with school supplies, books, tuition, uniforms, transportation, and school lunches.  Alusine is so thankful for the school lunches he is receiving saying it has helped him greatly in his academics. Previous to the school lunches he used to come to school on an empty stomach which was affecting his concentration and ability to learn. Since he started receiving his lunch support from Develop Africa he can now concentrate in class and focus on his education.

 He expressed his gratitude in this video saying-

 Hello, my name is Alusine.  Thank you for supporting me with lunch.  With the school lunch, I can now concentrate in class.  Thank you for your support!


Your support is truly helping, Alusine, and the other future leaders in Sierra Leone stay healthy and get their education. Quality education will help these future leaders rise above poverty, become independent and better decision-makers.  It will bring lasting empowerment and definite change.

Our recurring donors are making a continuous impact, which provides consistent educational support to students in Sierra Leone. If you are not yet a recurring donor, we warmly invite you to consider setting up a recurring donation.

Please also share this 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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Students excitedly learning first computer class
Students excitedly learning first computer class

We are super excited to report that computer training has started a new computer lab.   

This computer lab is located at the Kamakwie Wesleyan School, in Kamakwie. Kamakwie is approximately 168 miles from Freetown (the capital city), population (around 8000). Many youths in this community have never had access to any computer training - making this an ideal location for this intervention.

Last month, teaching commenced at the computer lab with enthusiastic support from the children, teachers, parents, and community. Currently, the children are receiving an introduction to computers / basic computer training.

The lab was set us as part of a partnership between Develop Africa and Gen Hybrid Systems, LLC. 

We are very excited about this opportunity to empower the youths and prepare them for success in our computer-driven society. This training will provide the foundation and the vital proficiency needed for future success.

Your donations will help to cover the cost of chairs, an overhead projector and other equipment we need to enhance learning.  

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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COVID-19 made getting an education even more challenging for future leaders in Sierra Leone in 2021.  One of the ways your generous support helped these future leaders in 2021 was by providing families with food support.  Your generous support helped support 63 families in Freetown, Makeni, Bo, and Kamawornie who each received a bag of rice, one gallon of cooking oil, and onions.  We are so thankful for your generous support this past year!

In 2022, we will continue to provide families with extra food support as needed so that future leaders can stay focused on their education and not hunger.   

Our recurring donors are making an ongoing difference and are helping meet the educational needs of the future leaders in Sierra Leone. If you are not yet a recurring donor, we invite you to consider becoming a recurring donor. Click here to set up a recurring donation for future leaders.  

Even a few dollars a month will go a long way. Please also share this 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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Attendees with their care packages
Attendees with their care packages

Project Supporter, 

On January 15, 2022, the Develop Africa Sierra Leone (DASL) team conducted the first boys' mentoring session, which was made possible thanks in part to your generous support in 2021. Eighteen boys attended this first boys’ mentoring session. Toiletries (body cream, shower gel, spritz, shaving blade, etc.) were distributed among the mentees as a take-home package.  Transportation, food, and drinks were also provided to the boys in attendance.

Self-esteem and goal setting was the topic of the mentoring session. During the session, the speaker talked about setting personal and professional goals. He uses the SMART acronym to deliberate on effective and efficient goal-setting.

•         Definition of Self-esteem and goal setting

•         Setting up smart goals

•         Steps in setting up smart goals

•         Challenges in setting a smart goal

The guest speaker told the mentees to believe in themselves, plan their futures, and take personal responsibility for actualizing their dreams. The Mentees were divided into different groups and each group presented different goals, identified steps in setting the goals, and stated possible challenges that they could face in accomplishing their stated goals.

Your support is providing students in Sierra Leone with 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

Boys' mentoring session
Boys' mentoring session

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Sylvester Renner
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