Educate the Future Leaders of Sierra Leone

by Develop Africa, Inc.
Play Video
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
Sep 6, 2016

Helping Kids to Stay in School and Enhancing Their Academic Progress While in School

Suad - improved grades at school
Suad - improved grades at school

Dear project partners,

Many kids in Sierra Leone are the first kids in their family history / generation to go to school.  These kids do not receive any educational support (with homework, educational counselling etc.) from their parents.

The UNDP summary of Sierra Leone states that ... "illiteracy remains a persistent challenge and youth that lack that skills and education find it extremely difficult to compete for the limited jobs available".  The article estimates the adult illiteracy rate at 41%.

On one hand, this is simply disheartening.  On the other hand, this presents to us an exciting opportunity to be able to bring meaningful change, one life at a time.  This excites us tremendously.

In July, I had the opportunity to visit Sierra Leone and evaluate the economy, needs, mentality and our impact.  I found out that Sierra Leoneans are happy that the Ebola epidemic is behind them. In conversations with close to 100 people, I observed passion, the will to progress and a burning desire to enhance and improve themselves. Amongst other things, they specifically asked for support with microfinance and school fees. 

Covering school expenses is crucial as it removes the primary reason why kids drop out of school.  This is one of the best ways we can help Sierra Leone recover.  

Education continues to be one of the governmental priorities.  We are excited that we can together be part of boosting education and helping Sierra Leone recover.

Thanks to YOUR support, we also continue to offer coaching lessons at the After School Lesson Program.  This meets a vital need particularly for kids who are the first in her family to go to school.  

Suad (pictured) is one of the girls who attends regularly.  She is now almost 8 years old.  She is a pupil in the Vickrays Community Primary School and she is in class three. As a result of the lessons, Suad's performance in school has greatly improved. She has been attending this lesson for about seven months.  When asked what she learns from the most, she said she really benefits from the Social Studies lesson.

Our support is making a visible difference - helping kids to stay in school and enhancing their academic progress while in school.  

The new academic year starts this month.  We have over 50 kids on our waiting list.  

Please join us today in ensuring one more kid stays in school by donating $100.  Thanks for your support!

With very warm regards

Sylvester and the Develop Africa team

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @developafrica
Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States
$33,315 raised of $49,575 goal
 
671 donations
$16,260 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Develop Africa, Inc. has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.