Students in Freetown are looking forward to starting school this year because donors helped cover their school fees making school possible for 86 students. Of those 86 students 46 were primary school students (nursery school through class 6) and 40 of those students were in secondary school (Juni...

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Computer networking and hardware courses are becoming increasingly popular in universities, polytechnical institutions, postsecondary colleges, and private training institutions worldwide because of the high demand for people with computer networking and hardware skills. The DASL Computer Lab is ...

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Thanks to generous donors, Sahr, a talented artist in Freetown received quality paint and paintbrushes. Sahr is full of potential and loves to paint on canvas, however, good quality paint and paintbrushes are scarce to non-existent for purchase in Sierra Leone.

Sahr was delighted to receive th...

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Develop Africa Sierra Leone (DASL) team along with African Girls Code launched an eight-week pilot program to provide free coding.

The purpose was to introduce African girls to the male-dominated world of programming and encourage young women to pursue a future in computer science and other STE...

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Join Us as We go Live in Freetown

Aug 18, 2021 – Aug 18, 2021

Mark your calendars and join us as we go live in Freetown on Wed, Aug 18 at 10 am EST on Facebook and Youtube. Olivette will be sharing about how Develop Africa has impacted her life and her sons' lives. You don't want to miss this.

"Nearly 1 in 4 girls of primary school age are out of school in sub-Saharan Africa. There are currently 5.5 million more out-of-school girls of primary school age than boys, worldwide.

The barriers that deter children from attending primary school vary across and within countries but are often ...

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One of the future leaders that your generous donations have helped support is Franklyn. Franklyn has been a part of the Develop Africa sponsorship program since he was 9 years old in class 5. His father has not been a part of his life since he was very young, and his mom struggled to send him an...

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Thanks to generous supporters multiple vocational trainees, like Mariatu, are getting the training they need to empower themselves and become self-reliant because of your support.

Mariatu is a current vocational trainee and expresses why this opportunity to receive this training is important t...

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Thanks in part to your ongoing support, the Develop Africa Sierra Leone (DASL) team held another girls’ mentoring program on the topic of entrepreneurship (part two). Twenty-six young ladies between the ages of 10-20 years old in Freetown attended June's mentoring session.

The topic of entrepre...

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a week ago
For over twelve (12) years now, our organization, the Advocacy Initiative for Development has been working with Develop Africa on many projects including children's education, child protection, youth empowerment, women's empowerment, etc. Over the years, hundreds of youths and women directly benefited from different skills development/training programs funded by Develop Africa. Most beneficiaries who went through those training programs either ended up starting their own small businesses or securing jobs in various organizations thereby making livelihood a reality for themselves. This wouldn't have happened without the strategic partnership with Develop Africa. Develop Africa has indeed been impacting and transforming lives in Africa for sustainable development.
- Sylvanus M
a month ago
I love this nonprofit! Sylvester, the founder, has a contagious passion for helping those in Sierra Leone and far beyond. Develop Africa is about sustainable solutions. Akin to "give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime", Develop Africa sets out to give the local children and young adults access to the tools they need to feel empowered and gain independence. Sponsorships to get schools supplies and uniforms. Solar powered flashlights so children can study even after it gets dark. Lectures on entrepreneurship as its one of the key ways to change their story. Everything about this nonprofit is just plain genuinely good. Highly recommend getting involved if/when you can!
a month ago
I worked with Develop Arica for two months as part of my Summer of Service as a Bonner Scholar. The people that make Develop Africa possible were what I enjoyed most about my experience. The team at Develop Africa takes the initiative in changing lives, demonstrating integrity and honesty. They are innovators who overcome obstacles and expectations in order to solve the world’s societal and ecological problems. They are inspiring people who help provide education for children who would otherwise lack the opportunity to obtain it. The team at Develop Africa are not only caring, and compassionate but are also witty and funny, guaranteed to put a smile on your face and make you laugh. If you love listening to hilarious stories while helping make a change, Develop Africa is right for you. I loved working with Develop Africa this summer, and I hope to work with them again in the future.

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Develop Africa strategically empowers lives in Africa by providing educational opportunities and strengthening self-reliance so that individuals, families, and communities can create positive change in their own lives.

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