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

Project Supporters, 

January 24th is the International Day of Education with the theme of Changing Course, Transforming Education. This year’s International Day of Education will be a platform to showcase the most important transformations that have to be nurtured to realize everyone’s fundamental right to education and build a more sustainable, inclusive, and peaceful futures https://www.un.org/en/observances/education-day

Education is a proven way to alleviate poverty and bring lasting change. 

Of all regions, sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rates of education exclusion. Over one-fifth of children between the ages of about 6 and 11 are out of school, followed by one-third of youth between the ages of about 12 and 14. According to UIS data, almost 60% of youth between the ages of about 15 and 17 are not in school. Without urgent action, the situation will likely get worse as the region faces a rising demand for education due to a still-growing school-age population. UNESCO

Providing quality education to the future leaders in Sierra Leone is helping them to rise above poverty, become independent and better decision-makers.  It brings lasting empowerment and definite change.  Your support helped 162 students start or stay in school in 2021.  In 2022, our goal is to support 300 students.

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.

Even a few dollars a month will go a long way to achieving the goal of supporting 300 students in Sierra Leone in 2022.

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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Computer Class
Computer Class

Project Supporter, 

We greatly appreciate your ongoing support for the future leaders in Sierra Leone. Thanks to you, more youths and young adults are getting the computer training they need for success in today's technology-driven environment. There are currently 79 students attending computer training at the Develop Africa Sierra Leone (DASL) Computer lab.  There are currently four different groups taking computer classes at DASL Computer Lab.

The first group started an introduction to computer basic and MS word in November 2021  and now they are working on MS Excel, this group has twenty-one (21) students.  The second group is taking MS PowerPoint with twenty-one (21) students also.  The other two groups are taking Access classes in which one of them has recently completed the program and the other one will be completed next month. 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.

One of the students, Abubakarr, talks about the importance of computer training-

Good morning my global audience, I would like to draw your attention for a few minutes. My name is Abubakarr, former Head boy and Senior prefect of the John Toma Senior Academy, Former president of the John Toma Senior academy lethally and debating Society(L&DS).

I came into this institution that is the Develop Africa Sierra Leone for computer proficiency, that is to say with the help of this institution, I have now been able to catalog the following: How to insert a blank table in Microsoft word. 2. How to create an envelope, how to design an envelope, and with some basic course contents in Microsoft Excel. Before I conclude, this is a clear call on both the past and present students of the old Bo Boys Association, I am calling on you all especially those that want to create computer proficiency in this of our computer world today.

Let's join together and fuse our ideas into one that will necessitate the progress and well-being of our technology world today thank you! God bless.

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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celebrating 15 years of impact Develop Africa
celebrating 15 years of impact Develop Africa

15 years ago - in 2006, Develop Africa was started and registered as a 501c3 nonprofit organization.  

Earlier this month we shared a video session on social media - summarizing our impact. 

We wanted to share this summary with you as you have played a role in this impact.  Thank you so much for your support.

Here are some 15-year highlights included in the full video.

  • Donors - Over 8000 people/organizations have donated - in-kind and financially
  • Volunteers hundreds - tens of thousands of volunteer hours

We started with a naive goal to help send a few kids to school - provide scholarships.  We quickly realized that holistic development requires a more complete intervention.  We broadened our intervention to include 

  • School supplies, solar lights, and laptops
  • Scholarships 
  • Mosquito nets (to keep children safe from malaria)
  • Computer/vocational training etc. 
  • Microfinance loans (to enable self-sufficiency)
  • Orphan care
  • Epidemic and disaster relief
  • Mentoring
  • Non-perishable food supplies


Celebration messages from partners and beneficiaries - wishing Develop Africa "Happy Birthday" - included in full video.


Impact Summary

  • Barrels of books, teaching, and school supplies to the following countries - Cameroon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Niger, Sierra Leone, Tanzania

  • Touching lives of over 110,000 children

  • Tuition assistance/scholarships - 1639 children and youths

  • Computer training - 1755 children and youths at 2 computer labs

Summary Video - 3-minute - recognizing the impact of GlobalGiving staff and donors - https://youtu.be/_10j6AXblUg 

Full video - 43 minutes - covering above items - https://youtu.be/pPjtdne8J0U

 

You have helped make this incredible impact possible and we wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you for your support.

Best wishes for a happy, safe and healthy 2022

Sylvester and the Develop Africa team


P.S. This is a gentle reminder that 2021 is almost over. There are just a few hours left to make a donation, empower lives, and get a tax deduction before the end of the year.



computer training
computer training
students with school supplies
students with school supplies
kids with solar lights
kids with solar lights

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Project Supporters,

We asked for your help in a recent appeal for holiday gifts for children in Sierra Leone.  You generously helped us raise funds to purchase gifts for children for Christmas.   Your donations purchased jump ropes, soccer balls, checkers, clothing, shoes, canned chicken, canned sardines, and more for the children in Sierra Leone.

We are so grateful for the support received that brought joy to the children in Sierra Leone that you see in the video below.

https://youtu.be/NiI4Exte8oU

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

 

P.S. Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2022!

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Project Supporters, 

We greatly appreciate your ongoing educational support for students in Sierra Leone.  Your support recently helped Isaiah and Samuel who recently lost their mother unexpectedly.  Their mother was the breadwinner for the family of 8 and suddenly that burden was on their dad in the midst of this major loss to their family. Your support provided the family with nutritious food including rice, onions, milk, sugar, cooking oil, and local spices in addition to their educational needs. 

Isaiah is in class 2 and Samuel is in class 4.  Both boys enjoy going to school and were grateful to receive all their school needs covered including books, school supplies, uniforms, and tuition for this school year also.

Your support is truly helping these future leaders stay healthy and get their education. Providing quality education to the future leaders in Sierra Leone is helping them to rise above poverty, become independent and better decision-makers.  It brings 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

 

Isaiah (left) & Samuel (right)
Isaiah (left) & Samuel (right)

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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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1,063 donations
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