Develop Africa, Inc.  E-Newsletter - October 2009

 In This Newsletter...
» Greetings / Transitioning from the Third World to the First or Second World?
 
» Develop Africa Partners with One Voice Liberia

 

» Develop Africa Facilitates The Provision of Books to FAWE

 

» Do you speak Facebook or Twitter?
 
» Email Quotes
 
» Seen and Heard - Featured Online Newspaper Story: South African Children Push for Better Schools

 

» Celebrating Heroes and Stars
 
» Like Writing Reviews / Writing Articles or Commenting on Articles Online?

 

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Project Spotlight - Partner Project with CAPEC Cameroon

» Develop Africa is Participating in America's Giving Challenge
 
» Supporting and Empowering Special Needs Children With Nuwach Ministries
 
» Supporting and Empowering Special Needs Children With Nuwach Ministries
 

 

 
 
 


 

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Africa in Transition

Transitioning ...

From the Third World to

The First or Second

World...

Greetings from the Develop Africa Teams and Members - in the US,  Africa and worldwide.

Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary defines transition as follows:

1. a passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another;  a movement, development, or evolution from one form, stage, or style to another.
2. a musical modulation or passage leading from one section of a piece to another.
3. an abrupt change in energy state or level (as of an atomic nucleus or a molecule) usually accompanied by loss or gain of a single quantum of energy.

Its official: African nations are in transition and we are ready for change. The nations of Africa are developing at different rates and are at different stages. Over the past decades, some nations have progressed and then regressed - but almost universally, there is a desire to progress, to develop, to improve.  News of the progress of other nations is spurring on citizens to action and change.  People are realizing that the time for excuses is over.  Now is the time for strategic, deliberate action. Development and progress are possible.  The light has come and the on-going decision is being made to press in and possess change.  Its transition time! Come with us!!

As with other transitions, there are several stages in the process - including illumination, awareness, desire, decision, commitment, action, feedback and review, turning action into habit etc. Transition involves levels and dimensions. Individuals and nations must endure ... and enjoy the state of being "suspended", when in transition.

Wherever we find ourselves geographically, together let's do out utmost to enable Africa's transition.  Together, let's speak to Africa continually: "Be free!".  We can all be a part of this change.  Our efforts are significant - more than we realize.  We must be the change we want to see.  Together, we can make a difference, helping Africa transition to a mature, destiny-embracing continent.

- In transition,

The Develop Africa Team.
 

Develop Africa Partners With One Voice Liberia and Ships School Supplies and Printers to Liberia

Through a new partnership with One Voice Liberia, Develop Africa hasDevelop Africa Partners With One Voice Liberia and Ships School Supplies and Printers to Liberia recently shipped books and printers to 2 pilot schools through One Voice Liberia. In Liberia, these supplies will help to provide vital computer training. The enabled students will be better equipped and more competitive in the job market. This support provided is crucial as it will help them break the vicious cycle of poverty.

Read more and see pictures...

Develop Africa Facilitates Provision of Books - FAWE Sierra Leone

 

Through a partnership arrangement with Develop Africa, the Prague British School, in the Czech Republic, has donated and shipped hundreds of children's books to FAWE school in Freetown Sierra Leone.  The books were shipped through the assistance of DHL.  Develop Africa acted as a liaison and provided some logistical support. Books to FAWE

These books are helping foster education, development and interest in reading. By investing together in education, we are truly promoting their individual and national development.

Read more and see pictures...

Project Spotlight - Providing Vital Education With CAPEC Cameroon

In an ongoing effort to promote transformative education, Develop Africa embarks on a a major project with CAPEC in Cameroon. This project involves the construction of a fully equipped school outside Yaoundé.  Through this project Develop Africa and CAPEC are enabling children to become self-sufficient.

CAPEC Partnership Project

Together, we are bridging the gap between rich and poor by offering good quality education for the most underprivileged. The Nursery and Primary will benefit children from Nkolfoulou village, Cameroon and about 2000 more children from other neighboring villages (Baaba, Ntinga, Nkabo, Eboko, and Essebi).

Read more about this important project...

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You can make a donation online or mail a check to DA.  More information on how to do so is available here.  Thanks for your investment! 

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Join us on Facebook  Speak Facebook? – then join our cause www.cause.com/developafrica.  Already joined, then please help spread the word – invite your friends to join the cause. Help us expand our impact.

Join us on Twitter Twitter - You can find us here and keep up with our latest news and development work. So jump on board.  www.twitter.com/developafrica  

Email Quotes

We are based in Cameroon and would like to appeal for IT assistance in our fight against computer illiteracy in the northern part of the country where most of the schools lack even a single computer.  Y.L.

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Dear Develop Africa, What you are doing is amazing! Giving hope and a shot at a good life to all these children. God bless you!  S.R.

Seen and Heard - Featured Online Newspaper Story: South African Children Push for Better Schools

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Thousands of children marched to City Hall this week in sensible black shoes, a stream of boys and girls from township schools across this seaside city that extended for blocks, passing in a blur of pleated skirts, blazers and rep ties. Their polite demand: Give us libraries and librarians.

 Children march in South Africa

The marchers in Cape Town, who numbered in the thousands. The marchers echoed a children's uprising against apartheid in 1976.

We want more information and knowledge,” said a ninth grader, Abongile Ndesi.

Abongile, the ninth grader from Luhlaza high school, noted appreciatively that she did not have to sit with chattering teeth in class this winter because the broken windows had been fixed. “I saw that Equal Education can make something impossible possible,” she said.

By Celia W. Dugger :::    Read full article here: http://bit.ly/4n3xJ

Heroes and Stars

Develop Africa is truly grateful for the numerous individuals, groups, organizations and companies who are supporting and helping impact many, many lives through volunteer service and donations in cash and kind. For this quarter we especially wish to acknowledge the support and involvement of the following:

Develop Africa Stars

  • Unicoi UMC Church

        (Erwin, Tennessee).

  • Partnership Potential

    (United Kingdom)

  • Salesforce.com Foundation

  • Ester Celia and the Prague British School

  • DHL

  • 2009 Graduating Class of Franklin Academy High School, Malone, NY

  • Marian Heiskell

  • Salimah Ross

  • Choonimals see http://bit.ly/Uppol

Like Writing Reviews / Writing Articles or Commenting on Articles Online?

We are looking for people who will:

  • Help us develop a blog - and commit to posting at least one article a month.  Interested - let us know.

  • Help plan and manage our blog. 
  • Write a review of their impressions of Develop Africa.  These reviews will include a photo and can be either written or video – to be added to our website.  If you are interested in sharing your impressions/ experience with Develop Africa, please contact us.

Develop Africa is Participating in America's Giving Challenge

America's Giving ChallengeDA has just entered in America's Giving Challenge, which gives us a chance to win $50,000! To win, between now and November 7th we have to get the most donations to our cause (every person can donate once per day and have it count as a unique donation).

We can also win daily awards of $1,000 and $500 if we can get the most people to donate in any 24-hour period. The great thing about this Challenge is that it doesn't matter how much you give, but instead how much you do to encourage friends and family to get involved in our cause. We all need to come together and start promoting the cause if we want to win.

The Challenge is a 30-day, national competition that encourages people to leverage their personal networks in support of the causes that matter most to them. Awards will be given to the nonprofit beneficiaries of the causes that garner the highest number of unique daily donations* between 3pm EDT October 7, 2009, and 3pm EST on November 6, 2009.   Daily prize awards will also be given to the nonprofit beneficiaries of the causes with the highest number of unique daily donations that day.

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Supporting and Empowering Special Needs Children With Nuwach Ministries
Develop Africa in partnership with Nuwach Ministries (www.nuwachministries.org) has provided 2 drums of books and school supplies to Cheshire Home – a special needs Home in Sierra Leone. Cheshire Home is a home in Freetown Sierra Leone that caters for the needs of special needs children.

Cheshire Home Supplies

In collaboration with several other organizations, Nuwach Ministries will be distributing the supplies and providing free dental care to Cheshire Home and the Milton Margai Blind School in Sierra Leone in November / December 2009. 

See more photos ::: Read More...

Helping Worthy Kids on the Streets of Freetown and the El Shaddai Home in Sierra Leone
Develop Africa joined Freeway Ford, Longmont Ford, HELP International,Happy Faces and LEAD Global in helping worthy kids on the streets of Freetown and in an orphanage in Sierra Leone through the Kontainers for Kids drive. The organizations together gathered needed supplies for the El Shaddai Home and the Freetown Street Kids Project in Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa. Develop Africa provided 6 drums of books and school supplies.  See more photos ::: Read More...
Donation Options: You can make a donation online or mail a check to DA.  More information on how to do so is available here.  Thanks for your investment! 

Thank you friends, supporters, donors and fans for your continued investment.

Thanks for reading and...

Best wishes as you transition

Sylvester and The Develop Africa Team

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