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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

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Develop Africa has done tremendous work in Sierra Leone and other countries, working towards the development and empowerment of those underprivileged in society.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was there and what I saw was a gracious sight showing loving hearts willing and striving to reach out to needy children and combat ignorance. They are doing a great job.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Develop Africa is a great organization. I have marveled at their relentless efforts in helping the needy especially in East and West Africa. The founders truly have a heart for the poor and needy. They challenge me and inspire me. I have been very moved by their efforts in supplying medical and protective kits to the health workers on the front line in Sierra Leone. What I also find interesting is that sometimes, it is hard to know who's behind Develop Africa if you didn't already know them or you haven't visited their website. This is because they promote the work, they amplify the voices of those in need. They don't promote themselves as personalities which I find exceptional especially in a world where people seek to use these platforms to get famous. Looking forward to see what's in store in 2015. God bless them for a job well done. I also hope that they can also document their experiences and lessons they have learned so other organizations on the continent can learn from them as well.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I enjoyed meeting Sylvester and learning about the goals that DAI have. I find that any program that is committed to the improvement of others is a worthy cause. I am sure that DAI will make a huge difference in the lives of the folks in Africa. God bless you all

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Develop Africa is an amazing organization; I have been in touch with this organization since 2008. I am very impress with their level of commitment, dedication and passion of helping less fortunate children in Africa. The board members also demonstrate tremendous admiration and support to other organizations in the United States and Africa that promote educational advancement for children, especially African youths. Being that I’m from Africa I understand the need for educational advance and lack of educational supplies and resources so Develop Africa mission of providing training , scholarship and support to other NGO with the same objectives is a selfless and inspirational act. The board members are highly professional and very resourceful in their efforts to empower others.