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Dream Home Kids Have New Clothes

Thanks to your donations we were able to provide a couple of the Dream Home girls with new, custom-tailored outfits.  The girls that received an outfit were each very thankful to you.   Kids grow as part of a natural process. The consequence of this is that they need an ongoing supply of new clothes and shoes - to fit their growing bodies.  Dorcas and Esther show their new dresses in the photos below. If you have (or had) children (or younger siblings), you are aware of how quickly they outgrow outfits and shoes. Clothing and shoes are an ongoing need and we deeply appreciate your continued support as these children grow into healthy adults.  You can support the Dream Home children by clicking here. 
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Thanks for Helping to Provide a New Sewing Machine

Thanks to your support we were able to purchase a new sewing machine for the Tailoring School. Our tailoring program has taught over 150 individuals. The classes have grown large enough that there are no longer adequate machines for the tailoring trainees to use.  More machines are still needed, but the tailoring students are delighted with the new machine.   Access to this new sewing machine is allowing more students to master their tailoring skills and earning potential for future income-generating opportunities. We welcome your ongoing support for the tailoring school and other vocational training. You can make a lasting difference for many individuals and their families by giving the tools they need to succeed.
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Morlai's Sponsor is Making a Difference

This Child Sponsorship Update gives you a look into the relationship / communication between children and their sponsors.   This is actual communication exchanged between a child to his sponsor. In Morlai's letter to his sponsor he says:  "Hope all is good with you. I have not heard from you for some time now.  Everything is going on quite well here.  I am working very hard now, because I want to acheive my goal of having a higher percentage in my upcoming promotional examination.  How are things there? I hope you are not having a hard time.  Praying that God will always show up whenever you need him.  Deepest in my Heart, Morlai" Morlai's sponsor is making a difference in his life, click here to learn more about our child sponsorship program.
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Distribution of Relief Care Packages at Hill Station to Flood-Affected Victims

Over 700+ landslide and flood victims have been relocated to Hill Station and are now housed in tents there. We have secured office space near medical center working closely with Ministry of Health / WHO.

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Sat, 09/09/2017
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Dream Home Kids Attend Summer YFC Camp

On the 17th of August 2017 fourteen Dream Home Children left the Mellon Street residence to head to Kono for the 5 day Youth for Christ Camp

They made a lot of friends. This was evident by the series of phone calls received and made by the kids in the days following the camp.

With the many challenges confronting young people, active discussions took place where the youths discussed the different angles on each topic. The youths were well equipped on how to handle these challenges.

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Sat, 09/09/2017
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Mosquito Nets are Helping Famililes in Liberia

Thanks to your donations, we were able to purchase 30 bed nets to protect families in Liberia from mosquitos while they sleep.   Less than 10% of children sleep under protective nets in Liberia, where malaria is still a frequent and killer disease. Malaria causes unnecessary sickness, hospitalization, and deaths - most of which could be easily prevented. The long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets provide an effective barrier and protection from   You are helping save lives through your donations that purchased bed nets for these families in need. In the photo, you can see some of the families and children that received bed nets.  Each family expressed their gratitude and relief knowing that their family was now protected. Bed nets are one of the simplest and least expensive ways to prevent deadly malaria.  You can help us continue providing bed nets to families in need until every child is protected.
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Cameroon Students are Ready for School

Thank you for your continued support to for the students in Cameroon.  Throughout the summer children attended the 4-week CAPEC (Cameroon Association for the Protection and Education of the Child) Music Summer Camp. It was a wonderful four weeks of summer camp.  

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Tue, 09/05/2017
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Fun Sessions With Flood-Affected Kids at Kaningo, Freetown, Sierra Leone

As part of Develop Africa's response to the flooding and landslides in Freetown, Develop Africa representatives and volunteers occupied the kids at Kaningo with activities to keep them busy.  

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Meeting The Needs of Flood Victims at Kaningo, Freetown, Sierra Leone

One of the flood-affected areas is the Kaningo community in Lumley, a suburb of Freetown. Representatives of Develop Africa made the first visit to this community to do an initial assessment on the day of the disaster.

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