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
Festus with new school supplies
Festus with new school supplies

Dear Project Supporters, 

Your ongoing support is helping future leaders in Sierra Leone get their education, which is the 4th Sustainable Development Goal. Education provides guidance towards success as well as weapons against poverty. Investing in the education of kids is the best investment that we can make in their growth and development. Long term, their families, and nations will also become stronger

School begins in late September for students in Sierra Leone and your support is helping provide them with schoolbooks and school supplies.  Your support is helping provide these students in Freetown, Sierra Leone, like Festus and Precious, with the educational resources they need.  

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

Precious with new school supplies
Precious with new school supplies

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masked students - computer training
masked students - computer training

Project Supporter,

A recent report published by eLearning Africa highlights The Effect of Covid-19 on Education in Africa and its Implications for the Use of Technology.

Here are some highlights

1. A lack of access to technology is considered to be the biggest barrier for learning during the current pandemic together with school closures. Respondents felt that learners in rural communities are those most likely to be

2. Educational TV and radio are seen as the most important technologies for sustaining learning for students at the primary level. At the secondary level, online learning is considered to be the most important. 

3. Some 85% of respondents anticipate that the current crisis will lead to more widespread use of technology in education in the future. However, they also note that this will lead to significant challenges for the most marginalized and may increase inequality.

Thankfully we were able to help bridge the gap by providing radios - enabling kids to listen to educational broadcasts from home.  Your support helped to make this possible. 

Covid-19 has emphasized the importance of computer proficiency.  So we are thrilled to share that we resumed computer training classes on the 27th of July.

We currently have two sessions - morning and afternoon from Monday to Friday. 

  • 9:30 am to 11:30 am
  • 3:00 pm to 5:15 pm

There are currently a total of forty-four (44) students plus one new student taking a private class.

Thanks to your support we are continuing to prepare children and youths for success in today's computer-driven society. 

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,

Sylvester and the Develop Africa team

Students happy to be receiving computer training
Students happy to be receiving computer training
On-going learning at Develop Africa's computer lab
On-going learning at Develop Africa's computer lab

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Future Leaders
Future Leaders

Dear Project Supporters,

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Your ongoing support is helping future leaders in Sierra Leone become what they want to be when they grow up.  YOU are helping these dreams come true. Thank you for helping these children dream...you are a hero!

In this video, you can see what these individuals want to be-

Abdul says, "When I grow up, I want to become a teacher"

Alfred says, "I want to become a president"

Yealie says, " I want to become a lawyer"

Olivette says "I've always wanted my children to have the best education. Some of them becoming lawyers, and doctors, and renowned personalities in society. But my dream was cut short when things did not work out between their father and I.  I was left a single parent."

Franklyn says "I would like to use my journalism qualities to advocate for the less fortunate people in my community"

Frederick says "To help me achieve my goal, my dream which is to become a geologist"

Olivette says "Not only did Develop Africa come in to help with the school fees, they provided school materials and all necessary essentials for education"

Your support makes difference for students and families in Freetown, Sierra Leone.  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

Olivette and her sons
Olivette and her sons

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Sylvester at the DASL Office
Sylvester at the DASL Office

Dear Project Supporters,

Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated as it continues to make an impact on the future leaders in Sierra Leone.

Ever wondered what our offices in Freetown, Sierra Leone look like?

Well, no need to wonder any longer.  Today, we are sharing a video walk-through of the office -so you can see what things look like there.

Note - this video was recorded in June 2019

In June 2019, Sylvester Renner, President of Develop Africa, made an impromptu video walk-through Develop Africa Sierra Leone's office (DASL), in Freetown Sierra Leone. Note – The video is impromptu / was made on the fly - and *not perfect*. Sylvester also added photos of the store - taken on the day after the video was recorded. This video provides a behind the scenes look - letting you know we have full time, year-round staff/operations here. The work we are doing is much more than periodic project events.     

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,

Sylvester and the Develop Africa team

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Festus
Festus

Dear Project Supporters,

Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated as it continues to make an impact on the future leaders in Sierra Leone.     Two of the students that have directly benefited from your generous support are Festus & Joy.   

Festus has four younger half-siblings and lives with his father and stepmother in a one-room flat rented in a big house compartment at Looking Town in the Grafton community, the Eastern part of Freetown. His favorite subject is mathematics, he loves playing soccer and hopes to work professionally at a bank when he grows up.  He is currently in class four and is attending the Our Lady of Mount Camel Catholic Primary School. 

Joy has no siblings and she lost her father at a young age.  She lives with her mom in a single room at a joint apartment at the Smith Lane, Gbendembu, Goderich community in the western end of Freetown.  Her mother is a low-income earner, she does door to door sales of rubber slippers. Joy is attending the Methodist Girls High School and she is in her second year at Junior High School. Her favorite subjects are Mathematics and English and she enjoys singing and reading.  Joy would like to become a Medical Doctor when she grows up so she can take care of sick people.

Your support has truly made a difference for Festus, Joy, and other students in Freetown, Sierra Leone.  We welcome your ongoing support as we continue to provide children in Sierra Leone with the resources they need to be the Future Leaders of 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

Joy
Joy

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Develop Africa, Inc.

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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