Educate the Next Generation of Leaders in Freetown

by Develop Africa, Inc.
Jul 1, 2013

Thanks for Helping to Keep Karim to School ! - Let's Send 200 More Children to School

Karim - budding leader
Karim - budding leader

Karim was born in a village called Boya in the Mile 91 area North of Sierra Leone. His father, Joseph, was the main provider of his family.  Joseph unfortunately lost his job shortly after Karim was born.  Then due to a prolonged heart condition he had suffered, a year later, he passed away.  Karim, Sulaiman (his elder brother) and his mother, Isata, then moved to Freetown. Karim started his schooling two years after their relocation.  

About 3 years ago, after a series of mishaps, Isata mysteriously abandoned them and ran away from home.  She has since not been seen.  Karim now stays with his elder brother in a single bedroom apartment with no running water and electricity.  Sulaiman is unemployed and relies on people with building renovation work to make a living.  Karim loves to go to school and he has excellent grades. He is an avid reader.  He has a cheerful personality and is a role model - not just to younger children, but also the older children.   He also enjoys helping out with community activities – coaching younger children etc.

Karim’s condition is typical of many of the children in Africa – broken families – living in poverty and at risk of dropping out of school.  With such a background, you can understand how important it is for him to continue his schooling – and your support is making that possible.  Without the support that YOU help provide - that takes care of his schooling - his future is unsecure and bleak.  Given that his brother is currently unemployed your support made a huge difference in ensuring he stayed in school last academic year.  It's a joy to know that we made a difference - helping to cover yet another leg of his education.

The new school year starts very soon and together we will continue to support Karim's education.  We additionally have over 200 new children that have approached us asking for education support.  We would love to provide a scholarship for each of these children and your donation of $100 will help keep 1 child in school.  Without your support many of them will drop out of school - as their parents are not in a position to cover their tuition and related school costs. 
Please make your best donation today toward giving hope, education and a brighter future for Karim and these precious children.  Let's send 200 more children to school together - bringing hope and a bright future!

Got any ideas on how we can raise additional funding to cover the education of these 200 children?  We would love to hear from you.  You could for instance hold a special fundraiser or create a fundraising page on GlobalGiving. If you need more information on how to do so, please don't hesitate to contact us.  Thanks for your support! 

Karim and brother, Sulaiman
Karim and brother, Sulaiman

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Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States
$16,284 raised of $18,000 goal
267 donations
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