. Develop Africa, Inc.      E-Newsletter  -  Volume 1, Issue 1   

Inside This Issue:
» Develop Africa, Inc is launched
» What's News?
» Board of Directors Announced
» IRS 501(C)(3) Application
» Projects Update
» Partnership Update
  Website Update

Welcome to the Premier Edition of Develop Africa Inc.'s E-Newsletter. 

We are pleased to present the Premier Edition of Develop Africa Inc.'s  E-Newsletter.   This electronic communication will provide timely information about current initiatives, project news and reminders and serve as a means of communication among the various partners, donors, sponsors and friends of Develop Africa Inc.  We want this Newsletter to serve you.  

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If you have suggestions for types of articles or information you would like to see in future issues, we encourage you to contact us. 

Welcome to our first edition!


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Administrative Update:
In compliance with the IRS regulation for tax-exempt status for non-profit organizations, Develop Africa Inc. has applied for 501-(c) (3) status.  Paperwork has been submitted to the IRS, to secure this status. We will report back to you as soon as we receive our approval. More on this later.



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Quoteworthy Quote:
... to begin always anew, to make, to reconstruct, and to not spoil, to refuse to bureaucratize the mind, to understand and to live as a process - live to become...   

Paulo Freire
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Develop Africa Inc. is Launched
Background:  The general history of Africa since achieving independence has been one of development failure. Develop Africa Inc. was birthed out of a response to this situation.

Inspired by the need to contribute to rectifying the development deficit and failure in the continent of Africa, Develop Africa Inc.'s co-founders Sylvester and Jasmine Renner launched this initiative. 

  • Develop Africa, Inc. was birthed out of the vision that human resource development is the key to improving nation-building capacity in Africa. 
  • We seek to bridge the development deficit gap posed by the continent’s long years of mismanagement and misrule.  
  •  Our strategic mandate is to raise a new generation of African leaders by focusing on the human capital aspect of development. 

Through training, scholarship, investment and partnerships with NGO’s Develop Africa is committed to developing Africa’s resources and its vulnerable and poor people through the promotion of transformational education, resource development, investment training and strategic empowerment. Our premise is based on the notion that in order to change one’s personal, national or organizational status there must necessarily be a “change in the thinking and processing pattern of the mind.”  Develop Africa Inc is proud to be part of the solution to Africa’s long awaited reformation.

 

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What's News? : Board of Directors Announced

Develop Africa Inc. would like to thank and welcome our Board of Directors:

1.    Mr. & Mrs. John Tucker
2.    Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Sesay
3.    Mr. George Nakholi
4.    Dr. Samuel Obaki
5.    Mr.  Sylvester Renner
6.    Dr. Jasmine Renner

 

Food For Thought:

"Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today.  Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime" 

- Author unknown




We welcome your donations

Project Update:We are in the process of unveiling our 2006-2007 project focus and will be updating our website to provide information on these initiatives. Develop Africa Inc. will focus on four projects this period: Million Book and Dime Project, Tuition and Book Scholarship Project, Computers for Africa Project and Basic Computer Training Project.   Please visit our website for more details and to stay current on these project initiatives.



Partnership Update

Develop Africa Inc. has received invitation proposals for partnership from other non-governmental / non-profit organizations focused on sustainable development in Africa.  

We are in the process of selecting and finalizing strategic partnership alliances with other NGO’s. We will keep you updated about progress in this area.

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Website Update
Develop Africa Inc is proud to announce to you the launching of our official website www.developafrica.org.  This  online forum will serve as a means of communication and dissemination of news and updates about our activities and initiatives globally. Please visit our website at www.developafrica.org.

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In a bid for continuous improvement, our media department is working on further redesigning our site to include a highly interactive experience for donor, supporters, volunteers and visitors.  Please visit us regularly.

 
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