Develop Africa
Develop Africa Newsletter - February
In This Issue

Make a Dream Come True, Change a Child's Life
Join Develop Africa and individuals all over the world as we bring love, hope, compassion and justice to the deserving children in Africa. Sponsors play an integral part of our program of helping children. As a child sponsor, you can help these children experience the fullness of life and potential that they have and help save a child from a life of poverty!
 

 
 
 

Bitame Lucia Nursery and Primary School in Nkolfoulou, Cameroon News  

 

 

 

Bitame Lucia Nursery and Primary School in Nkolfoulou, Cameroon.  See more photos...

  

Donate School Supplies & Drives
Consider holding a drive at your school/business/Church. Contact Amy at amy@developafrica.org for a packet of information on how to get your drive set up today.

 


 

 

 

Needed Items:
  • Backpacks

  • Calculators

  • Spiral bound, composition and other notebooks

  • Filler paper

  • Binders

  • Colored pencils, pens, crayons and markers

  • Ruler with English and metric measurements

  • Erasers

  • Pencil box

  • Glue sticks

  • Graph paper

  • Pens and pencils

  • Pencil sharpeners (individual and classroom)

  • Pocket dictionaries

Hello Karen,

 

We learned at a young age from Dr. Suess and Aesop that even the smallest acts of kindness make a difference.   We appreciate every penny, pen, pencil, book and notebook donated to Develop Africa and your contribution is making a difference and an impact.

Jared is a young man who wanted to make a difference.  He started Jared's pencils at Jared's Pencils for Africa site

 and is raising money and collecting school supplies.  

  

Pencils video

 

You too can collect supplies or donate money to one of the many projects at www.developafrica.org  Every bit helps.  Thank you for making difference!

Help Develop Africa Think Pink  

Develop Africa has partnered with GreaterGood to support the Thinking Pink Breast Cancer Foundation. In December 2014, GreaterGood provided a generous grant to support breast cancer care.

Thinking Pink Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 2008 by Mrs. Cremelda Parkinson Pratt in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Cancer awareness was next to non-existent in Sierra Leone before Thinking Pink was founded. The foundation is the only active organization in the country trying to bring breast cancer awareness and treatment to all Sierra Leoneans. Read more...

In the video below, Khadija, one of the beneficiaries of this partnership, shares her appreciation for this life-savingsupport from GreaterGood. The funds provided are covering her cancer treatment costs in Ghana. 
  

Kadija is receiving breast cancer treatment thanks to support from GreaterGood

Saffie Sells Coal and Grows a Business Inspite of The Ebola Crisis
 

YOUR donations helped Saffie launch a new business during the current Ebola crisis. 3 months ago with provided funds, she started to sell or retail charcoal. She buys bags of coals in bulk and then distributes this to customers in the Wellington community. Charcoal is a widely used cooking fuel - with a steady, on-going demand.  Typically all houses cook daily.  Read more... 

  

 

  

 

 

Schools Scheduled to Reopen in March - Ebola Crisis  

We so happy to report that schools in Sierra Leone will reopen in March after being closed for eight months due to the Ebola outbreak. Students have been off from school for nearly a year.Read More...
 

FAWE Girls - A Sound Mind in Sound Body

 

 
With deep gratitude for your support and partnership, 
Amy and the Develop Africa team
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