Provide Scholarships to Sierra Leonean Children

by Develop Africa, Inc.
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Summary

Project seeks to guarantee educational opportunities, a basic right, to deserving and exceptional children from a lower economic background, through the provision of assistance through scholarships. This financial assistance helps ensure that the children stay in school and provides a significant support to the families.
$6,546
total raised
73
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

According to the United Nations 2007-2008 Human Development report, Sierra Leone ranks as # 177 (last place) in Human Development Index. Thousands of families live below the bread line and in the current global crisis simply cannot afford to continue to send their children to school. Consequently, many children are forced to drop out of school because of financial hardships or inadequate funds. These frustrated children sometimes end up in undesirable activities with their potential wasted.

Solution

Project will grant much-needed scholarships that will enable deserving students to continue their education. The funds will cover tuition, books, school supplies and uniforms. Mentoring support will be provided to ensure growth and success.

Long-Term Impact

Project contributes to the achievement of the UN Millennium goal - ensuring that children will complete primary schooling. It is an effective long-term investment to eradicating poverty and will help improve the quality of education and lives in general.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.developafrica.org
UN Country Information - Sierra Leone
UN Millenium Goals

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

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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