Empower Youths Through Computer Skills Training

by Develop Africa, Inc.
Alfred, Joshua and Joseph Thank You
Alfred, Joshua and Joseph Thank You

Dear Project Supporters,

Thanks to YOUR support, 3 students - Alfred, Joshua and Joseph have been receiving computer training. This training is specifically tailored towards helping them become Professional Accountants.

In this video, Joseph expresses his excitement for the training that they have been receiving. He also extends his gratitude to GlobalGiving donors that are supporting their training.

He says: "I am so excited to be part of this. Thank you GlobalGiving. Your continuous support towards us will help us to become professional accountants".

YOU made this happen! Thank YOU so much for your continued support.

The knowledge they have gained has given them confidence and the means to change their lives and become self-reliant.

With YOUR generous support, hundreds of children and youth in the community benefit from the opportunity to train at the computer lab. Their dreams of becoming computer literate will soon be a reality!

Best Regards,

Develop Africa team

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Alfred happily learning accounting
Alfred happily learning accounting

Dear Project Supporters,

It has been four months since three youth - Joshua, Alfred and Joseph - from the Wellington community started computer class at The Accounting and Information Professional (A I PRO).

They are being taught MS Word and Excel, and computer accounting. In accounting, they learned how to input financial transactions such as day books, statement of financial position, and statement of profit or loss.

The knowledge they have gained has given them confidence and the means to change their lives and become self-reliant.

YOU made this happen! Thank YOU so much for your continued support.

With YOUR generous support, hundreds of children and youth in the community benefit from the opportunity to train at the computer lab. Their dreams of becoming computer literate will soon be a reality!

Best Regards,
Develop Africa team

Alfred - at computer school
Alfred - at computer school

Dear Project Supporters,

Due to the health emergency imposed by the Government of Sierra Leone to control the Ebola epidemic, no form of academic activities was allowed for youths in the Wellington Upper Mellon and Beccle Street community.

We are happy to report that the restrictions were lifted in March 2015 and schools and other learning institutions started functioning again.

Beneficiaries Alfred and Marion were seriously engaged in computer training before the Ebola epidemic hit Sierra Leone.

Unfortunately Marion was not able to continue training because financial reasons required that she assist her aunt’s business in petty trading.

Alfred completed the program on Word and Excel and he is now learning Computerized Accounting together with Joshua. This training will help them learn how businesses and other organizations record their finances and will increase their chances of gaining employment once they complete the course.

They expressed their thanks and appreciation to GlobalGiving for this opportunity to acquire computer training.

“It is the pathway of a dream come true” Joshua said. Joshua wants to be a professional accountant. “Given this opportunity is a great step towards fulfilling that dream. The help I was waiting for has finally come.”

Joshua and Alfred are delighted to attend classes 3 times a week. YOUR kindness has changed the community perception of them. They are no longer idle.

Thank YOU so much for your continued support.

Best Regards,
Develop Africa team

Alfred happily learning accounting
Alfred happily learning accounting
Joshua - making progress with computer training
Joshua - making progress with computer training
Joshua at school
Joshua at school
Kadiatu is practicing new computer skills
Kadiatu is practicing new computer skills

Kadiatu and Shieka are practicing what they have learned from Alfred, the computer trainee Develop Africa sponsored. Alfred is accomplishing his goal to pass on his computer knowledge to other youths after he completed his training. He gave an assignment to Kadiatu and Shieka on Word Processing.

Alfred wants to help other youths be prepared for opportunities made available to them after the Ebola crisis ends and suspended academic activities in Sierra Leone resume.

We first introduced Alfred in our September 10, 2014, project report titled "Meet Alfred - An Aspiring Teacher-In-Training".

Alfred volunteers at the Door of Hope After School Program and he aspires to be a School Principal. Becoming computer literate is one of his dreams. We covered the cost of his training classes in MS Office software applications.

Thank YOU for providing Alfred the opportunity to impact others.

We have come a very long way! Hundreds of children and youth in the community will benefit from the opportunity to train at the computer lab because of YOUR generosity. Their dreams of becoming computer literate are coming true!

YOUR donations make this happen!

Best Wishes,

Develop Africa team

Shieka focuses as he learns
Shieka focuses as he learns
Kadiatu is a keen learner
Kadiatu is a keen learner
Alfred - sponsored teacher-in-training
Alfred - sponsored teacher-in-training
Alfred and Marion - Computer Trainees
Alfred and Marion - Computer Trainees

Two computer trainees, Alfred and Marion, have completed training in Microsoft Word - word processing. Further training in Excel, Access and PowerPoint were delayed due to the Ebola outbreak.

For Alfred, receiving computer training helps him become proficient and able to provide training to other youths in computer skills when the computer lab is functional. And, it will help him to build on his ability to be an efficient School Principal in the future.

For Marion, receiving computer training helps her aspiration to be successful in college and in her future career goal practicing law.  

Alfred and Marion are very grateful for the computer training they received and say "Thank You" to GlobalGiving donors for their support.

With YOUR generous support, very soon hundreds of children and youth in the community will benefit from the opportunity to train at the computer lab. Their dreams of becoming computer literate will soon be a reality!

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Organization Information

Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.developafrica.org
Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States