Category: Ebola in Africa

Theresa is Thankful to YOU

We greatly appreciate your support for future Sierra Leone leader, Theresa.  Theresa expressed in her own words how she is doing and what your support means to her- I am Theresa, a beneficiary of Develop Africa/ Creating Pathways Center. When I gained admission to study BSc. Public Health at the University of Makeni Sierra Leone, it

Ebola orphan, Aaron, is Thankful for your Support

Your continued support is greatly appreciated and is making a difference for Aaron, who became an orphan during the Ebola Crisis.    Aaron struggled this past year with school and with his living arrangements. Fortunately, he is now in a better living situation and while he is retaking the same classes, he is doing much better

Field Update – School Inclusion in Dakar

Thank you for your continued support that is making an impact for Autism therapy in Senegal.  Below is a field update from the Dakar Team.  Dear followers,  This month we want to give special recognition to a wonderful boy (we’ll call him Amadou) who has been with us since September. When we started school inclusion

School Books and Supplies Distributed in Ghana

Your support for the Kissinger School in Ghana is greatly appreciated.  The students at the Kissinger School are very thankful for the school books that they received in addition to pens, pencils and exercise books.   The Kissinger School staff expressed again how grateful they would be for additional and recurring support so that they can provide healthy meals, transportation, school supplies,

New Bed Nets Distributed in Sierra Leone

We greatly appreciate your support that has provided long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) to families and individuals in Freetown. Recently ten treated insecticides mosquito nets were distributed to children in Freetown, including to Ibrahim. Ibrahim also tells us in this short video clip, how thankful he is for the mosquito net because it will protect him from getting

Thanks for Supporting Reginald

We greatly appreciate your support for future Sierra Leone leader, Reginald.  Your support helped cover some of his school-related expenses as he prepares to start his Information Technology courses.   Reginald was very thankful for the support he received as he continues to work toward his goal of becoming an IT Certified professional. We appreciate everything you are doing for

On the day they paid my fees, I wept…

Here’s a heart-warming story from Blessing. Support was provided in conjunction with S.M.I.L.E.   In her own words… I know the value of getting an education and the benefits it has in giving more opportunities for people like me from low-income backgrounds.  After graduating from high school, I didn’t bother sitting for the university entrance examination

School Supplies Distributed in Cameroon

Your continued support of students in Cameroon is greatly appreciated. Collette Bekaku, Founder/Executive Director CAPEC Cameroon partnered with her church, the United Methodist Women Association Cameroon – UMWAC and Develop Africa to create a project called “One child, one pencil” to collect and ship school supplies to students in Cameroon. The shipping was covered by

Flood Affected Family Receives Ongoing Support

We greatly appreciate your on-going support that continues to bring hope 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.   The Dumbuya family lost everything including their youngest daughter in the flood disaster.     With your support, we provided the

Mabinty is Thankful for her Vocational Training

After the Ebola Epidemic, Develop Africa Sierra Leone set up a Tailoring Training Center for young ladies with the objective of helping young girls to learn sewing skills, empower themselves and become self-reliant. Your ongoing support has helped multiple vocational trainees get the training they need to be self-reliant.  Mabinty tells us in this video how vocational training has helped