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Develop Africa Inc

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Causes: Children & Youth, Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Human Services, International, International Relief, Youth Development - Business

Mission: The mission of Develop Africa is to facilitate and establish meaningful and sustainable development in Africa through capacity building and transformational education.

Results: Provided scholarships and sponsorships to hundreds of children and youths, distributed thousands of mosquito nets, provided business training and microfinance loans to multiple small businesses. We are providing on-going computer training and tailoring classes. During the Ebola crisis we provided Personal Protective Equipment for Health Workers / Medical Equipment and Supplies, radio Education Support: We supported this by providing radios and batteries to families, emergency Food / Relief Aid / Provision of Health Kits and Community Sensitization - Dissemination of Ebola Health Information. From 2015 to 2016, we provided remedial training to 100 young pregnant ladies and young mothers who were out of school at the Creating Pathways Centre. Since May 2015, we have been taking care of 22 Ebola orphans in the Dream Home orphanage.

Target demographics: children, Ebola orphans, young pregnant ladies/young moms, youths and adults

Direct beneficiaries per year: 22 Ebola Orphans, over 100 young pregnant women/mothers, provided multiple scholarships, shipped over 25 drums filled with donated school supplies and books and distributed them to over 30 schools, provided multiple microfinance loans, child sponsorships, provided computer training, tailoring training, provided solar lights to aid in studying and distributed hundreds of mosquito nets.

Geographic areas served: Africa

Programs: While Develop Africa employs a variety of strategies to achieve its mission, the goal in all our endeavors is the same: to empower people through transformational education, resource development and strategic investment. Our programs include: children sponsorships, job skills training, microfinance / micro-lending and small business training, scholarships, books, school and teaching supplies, providing solar lights for studying, basic computer training and computer labs, mosquito nets, start up tool kits (such as sewing machines), school uniforms etc.

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at Develop Africa for about a year and its been an amazing experience seeing what they do and how they affect lives. From sending school supplies to disadvantaged children in Africa to helping African orphans from the Ebola epidemic at the Dream Home, Develop Africa extends genuine love from abroad. The manner in which things are conducted and the level of professionalism makes it difficult not to buy into the vision. I love my experience here and i am privileged to have this opportunity to contribute to Africa's development. Keep moving forward!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with develop Africa on 2 projects, one I am currently starting. My first project I did with them was fantastic. I collected backpacks filled with school supplies to donate to an ebola orphanage in Africa. My project I am working on now is a teen pregnancy website. Develop Africa has been very supportive and helpful throughout my projects, and is a very great nonprofit organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I connected with Develop Africa's Dream Home while living and working as a nurse in Sierra Leone, West Africa in 2015 and it has been a joy to volunteer and support their work ever since. While they are a relatively small organization, the work they are doing is extremely meaningful and they are most definitely having an extraordinarily positive impact on the lives of the children they serve as well as the local communities with which they partner.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

Develop Africa Inc. is an organization that has the interest of the African community at heart. They always yearn to improve African societies by providing sustainable aids to less privileged communities in those region and are always open to doing more.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is amazing to see the passion in each of this organizations members! I pray that they will always have the spirit and resources to continually impact the world! I will definitely support them on this journey in any way I can!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I went to Develop Africa to volunteer for a class project and the people there were so warm and nice that I volunteered for more hours than I originally intended. They do great work there.

James190

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They really care about their cause and they use your donations responsibly.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

After my son was born, I knew I wanted to volunteer for an organization that helped children. I searched high and low for a nonprofit that directly and tangibly made a difference in the lives of kids in need, and Develop Africa fit that criteria perfectly. They don't spend all their money on marketing, and the link between donor and recipient is fairly direct. Even 18 months later, I am still inspired by the work they do, and proud to be part of the team.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

You have to respect an organization so deeply involved in outreach and uplift. Develop Africa is a great example of investing in the youth to help create a better tomorrow. I've watched the org & their initiatives for over 10 years and I'm always moved by their desire to take action.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Develop Africa is a great nonprofit that helps people on the individual level with a broad range of programs like computer training, scholarships for kids who need help paying their fees and microfinance programs that enable people to start business making them self-sustaining individuals and leaders of their community. More recently DA has been really involved in combatting Ebola through awareness and educational campaigns, sending protective gear for health care workers on the ground, and a recent online Q&A with Reddit. The work they are doing is especially during this time. Volunteering as the twitter manager for Sylvester's organization has been a great experience so far.

Michael272

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Develop Africa indeed is developing Africa.I have been following up with all the works they have been doing on social media and it is changing my life.Inspiring me in wanting to give back to society when i have the available resources.Develop Africa is changing lives of children from ranges of schorlaships to providing food,soap and materials to help combat ebola in west africa.These are the types of organizations we need more in the world to make it a better place for living. DA has been spectular in the job the are doing and may God help them continue to grow and do more so that at the end of the day these inspired lives can touch other lives.

Kevin99

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What an unforgettable experience working for Develop Africa. I had the chance to vividly understand the workings of a charity organization and how socio-economic problems are tackled overseas. Africa is dear to my heart and anything that has to do with the development of the continent captures my attention. Mr. Sylvester, who oversees the day to day running of the agency, is an affable man with a great personality. He is passionate about the development of Africa so much that he goes the extra mile to get things done. I could not have been anywhere better than volunteering for this reputable organization. After my first semester exams, i am returning to the agency to render service to humanity .

Volunteer

Rating: 4

i'm glad I had the chance to work with Sylvester on helping to design the website. I've always wanted to get involved with an educational initiative that makes a difference especially in developing countries like Africa. The same way we can improve our educational system here in the US then we can help others improve as well. I hope to continue to work with company. Keep up the good work Sylvester!