Category: Ebola in Africa

35 Flood Affected Students Received Computer Training

Your on-going support is greatly appreciated and continues to bring support to flood victims in Freetown.   Many families in Sierra Leone were displaced due to the flooding and mudslide disaster that took place in August of 2017.   Your support helped 35 students receive six months of computer training including Microsoft Office- Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint. Proficiency in computers

Sylvester Visits Baptist Vocational Training Center

Your ongoing support has helped multiple vocational trainees at the Baptist Vocational Training Center. On Friday, June 7, 2019, Sylvester Renner, President of Develop Africa, visited the Baptist Vocational Training Center.  Sylvester was warmly received by the trainees. When speaking to the trainees, he encouraged them to do their best to develop their skills as

Sylvester Visits with Sierra Leone Artist

Your generous support is greatly appreciated as small businesses continue to receive microfinance loans to help start or grow their businesses.   During his June 2019 visit to Sierra Leone, Sylvester had the opportunity to meet with Sahr, a talented artist in Sierra Leone.  Sylvester provided Sahr with a range of art supplies as shown in the photo. 

Sara is Thankful for the Educational Support

Your support has made a lasting impact on Sara’s life.  She became pregnant during the Ebola crisis and had to drop out of school, but because of generous donors like YOU, she was able to continue her education and is now in her last year of studying business management!   She tells us about her journey with Develop

Sylvester Visits Success Tall Academy in Freetown

In June 2019, Sylvester Renner, President of Develop Africa, had the opportunity to visit the Success Tall Academy Nursery and Preparatory School in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The school is located at the Western part of Freetown, off Old School, Hill Station – Hill Top.  The community is a deprived one. The school was opened to help in

Liberian Students and Teachers are Getting Ready for School

Students and teachers are looking forward to a new school year.  Students are excited to play and learn with their friends.  These students would not be able to go to school without your continued support. Most of these children live in extreme poverty making school impossible without help from generous supporters like YOU!   According to

Computer Graduate Mary, Expresses Her Gratitude

Your continued support is greatly appreciated as students continue to get computer training. One of the recent graduates, Mary, tells us how much the computer training she has received means to her “Hello, my name is Mary, one of the graduates of the Develop Africa Sierra Leone computer training. First off I want to say a big

Update from the Field-ABA Senegal Team

Thank you for your continued support that is making an impact for Autism therapy in Senegal.  Below is from the Dakar Team about their activities. Hello dear readers and supporters, The ABA Senegal team has been accepting some new home therapy students. Within the next 6 months, we are expecting our therapy waitlist to grow

Reforestation in Sierra Leone – Sustainable Development Goal #13

The 13th Sustainable Development Goal is to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.  In Sierra Leone, the serious and accelerating rate of deforestation is not only threatening biodiversity and ecosystem balance in the country but is also contributing to global climate change. In Freetown, the run-off water from the surrounding hills

Ebola Orphans are Getting Ready to go Back to School

Your ongoing support is helping provide the best care for these Ebola orphans as possible.  While the majority of the original children from the Dream Home have been or are in the process of being adopted into families, there are still several left that your support is directly benefiting.  Most recently, they received new school