Word for This Newsletter: We are delighted to introduce a new feature that will breifly discuss a new word or person each month. Our word for this month is "influence".
Influence as defined by Dictionary.com is the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of others. This words on this sign in the photo from Cameroon sums us the influence that donors to our CAPEC Cameroon partner project on Globalgiving are having on the lives of children. Pretty significant.
Guess what? You are having the same impact to other lives too! So - wherever you may be whether supporting from a corner of the globe or serving and teaching these full-of-potential kids in Cameroon, always remember that you are influential. Your service and support is amazing and we appreciate you!
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Get Involved - We Need Your Help! GlobalGiving Girl Effect Challenge
We need all hands on deck and your help. Develop Africa is delighted to have been selected to participate in Globalgiving's Girl Effect Challenge running from now to November 15th, 2011. This challenge involves the following:
Become one of top 6 organizations to obtain donations to our specific project through GlobalGiving's site
Donations must be made between October 15 and November 15
By becoming one of the top 6, we can expect to receive $25,000 over the next calendar year (2012). This is huge!
3 ways to help
- Make a donation
- Ask 3 friends to donate
- Promote this on Facebook, Twitter etc.
You can also donate by phone - instructions in mobile giving section below
Take a Trip - By Video. Visit the FAWE Lab and Meet Some of The Girls That Are Receiving Computer Training
We know you need a break so take 2 minutes and visit the FAWE lab - now... then share this with your friends. Watch video
Are You Very Busy and On The Go? We Now Offer a Text to Give / Mobile Giving Option For USA Phones
Working in partnership with GlobalGiving, we now offer the convenience of Mobile Giving or Text Giving.
For instance, to give $10 to the FAWE Girl's Computer Project on GlobalGiving, Text "GIVE 4792 to 80088". Full details are on our website
Meet Alpha Salieu - Child Waiting for a Sponsor
Alpha's father is a worker and the main provider of the home with a monthly income of $100, which is not enough to cover the basic family needs. His mother is a housewife. They live in a three bedroom apartment with no running water, but with electricity.
Alpha wants to be a banker when he grows up. He likes and knows how to dance. His health status is good.
See children who need sponsors / Sponsor a child now
Vision 2011: Expanding Our Impact, Investing in Lives
If not us, who? If not now, when?
We have answered the call. We invite you to join us and become a part of the DA family - all who love and care for people in Africa.
Here's how we can do more together:
Commit to donating monthly: This would help us significantly. Please consider signing up for a monthly or quarterly recurring donation of $10, $25, $50 or more.
Volunteer quality time: We could use your help, no matter where you live. Provided that you are committed to help and willing to do whatever it takes. Some opportunities are listed here - or you tell us specifically what you can do for us.
With the best of wishes...
Sylvester Renner and The Develop Africa Team