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
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
Students on their way to York Village
Students on their way to York Village

The mentoring program took 47 students (28 girls & 19 boys) on a field trip to York Village. Thanks in part to your support, each attendee received a take-home package of cornflakes, 1 roll of powder milk, one packet of sugar, and packets of biscuits. Transportation and lunch were also provided to the beneficiaries.

York village is recognized for its diverse historical content. The King’s Yard was the first site that was visited, then the tour guide took the mentoring attendees to the York cave where slaves were kept to be transported to Europe during the slave trade era.  The Town Hall was the final spot that was visited and the tour guide explained the history behind the construction and purpose of the Town Hall.

All of the students enjoyed the field trip and were grateful that they could attend and learn on this field trip.  Your continued support is greatly appreciated as it will enable more mentoring sessions and educational resources for 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

Visiting York Cave
Visiting York Cave
Students with their care packages
Students with their care packages

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Thanks to your generous support, future leaders are receiving not only school supplies and school support but are also receiving life-saving bed nets. In 2021, 190 mosquito nets were distributed to families in Sierra Leone.   These families and individuals were all very grateful to receive a mosquito net; some of those distributions were highlighted in this video.

Mosquito nets create an effective barrier and provide protection from mosquito bites for two years hence preventing Malaria and reducing the burden of Malaria in Sierra Leone.

 "Malaria is a preventable and treatable disease that continues to have a devastating impact on the health and livelihood of people around the world. In 2020, more than two-thirds of deaths were among children under the age of 5 living in the WHO African Region."-https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-malaria-day/2022

We greatly appreciate your ongoing support for the future leaders in Sierra Leone. Mosquito nets will continue to be distributed to families in Sierra Leone in 2022 as a necessary item for students to sleep safely at night so that they are healthy and ready to go to school. 

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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Thanks to your generous support, future leaders are receiving not only school supplies and school support but are also receiving food to help with their needs. Families, like Jereme’s, received extra support in the form of a bag of rice, one gallon of cooking oil, and onions.

Jereme's family was very thankful for the extra support that is helping Jereme have healthy meals so he can focus his attention on studying and not hunger. Jereme hopes to become a teacher when he completes school. 

We greatly appreciate your ongoing support for the future leaders in Sierra Leone. 

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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The Develop Africa Sierra Leone team visited the Services Secondary School and distributed science lab supplies for the students. In Africa, most especially in Sierra Leone, science students have been challenged with a lack of proper laboratory equipment in carrying out practicals and experiments.

During the distribution, the Program’s manager, Abu, told the pupils to put the equipment to good use and make sure not to allow the challenge of life to stop them dream big.  He said-

 

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. They say education is the key to success, that is what people usually say but I would always say education is a poor man’s friend.  The fact that you are from a poor background like mine does not stop you from dreaming big.  So, what we are doing today, is to create a platform for you to understand that, we always have something to give back to society irrespective of our backgrounds. Your story must be different and that is why we are encouraging you all. This is just the beginning of what probably we could do depending on how far you guys will put this to use. All of us here have the opportunity to achieve our dreams if we set our eyes on the big goal, it might be tough, it might be difficult, it might be unexplainable, but if you are determined you will make it. Life is always going to challenge you, so my encouragement is when life challenges you to move to another next level, you can surpass that challenge. Work hard, study hard, and you will be the next scientist that will change the narrative of this country.  You could be the next scientist that will change the narrative of Africa, you could be the next scientist that will change the narrative of the world, we are counting on you. As an organization, we are proud that we could come alongside you and help.    

 

Both the Principal and students were very grateful to the Develop Africa Sierra Leone team and donors for the generous donation of science lab supplies as they are very needed in Science Lab.

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. 

 

Warmest regards,

Amy & the Develop Africa Team

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Students in Sierra Leone are preparing for the exams that promote the student(s) to the next grade. Those tests 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.

Thanks in part to your support, Nathaniel received study guides and practice tests in both English & Mathematics to prepare for his WASSCE. After passing his WASSCE he hopes to go to college and study medicine with the goal of becoming a medical doctor. Nathaniel was very thankful for the study guides and practice tests and expressed his gratitude saying- 

Hi, my name is Nathaniel. I am one of the beneficiaries of Develop Africa.  I want to say thank you for these past papers. These past papers that you have given me will help me a lot and will help me emerge with better grades in my upcoming exams that will take me to the university level. Thank you. 

Your continued support is greatly appreciated by Nathaniel and the other 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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Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
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Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States
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