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Help Bendu Stay in School

Thank you for helping Bendu stay in school by providing her a scholarship.  Through your support, she has received funding to help pay for her tuition, books, school supplies and related school expenses for this school year.  Bendu is smiling with joy and is so very grateful for your support.   We welcome your support in providing full support for several other student scholarships for children and sponsoring a child to make a difference throughout the whole year. Child sponsorships give you the opportunity to be a child's hero, to build an ongoing relationship with a child and to be a part of helping a child grow and mature into a citizen that can give back to his/her community.   Go to our child sponsorship page to learn more about starting a child sponsorship.  
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Abdul's Sponsor is Making a Difference

Abdul's sponsor is making a difference in his life, you too can be a hero for a child in need.  This Child Sponsorship Update gives you a look into the relationship / communication between Abdul and his sponsor.  

This is actual communication exchanged from Abdul to his sponsor.

In Abdul's video to his sponsor he says:  "My name is Adbdul Karim, I am in class 4.  I attend St Edward's Primary School. Please continue to support me. Thank you" 

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Trainees are Putting Their Skills to Good Use - Dresses Donated to Dream Home Kids

 Your donations continue to impact families as the tailoring trainees are learning a lifelong skill. The trainees have the skills to sew for their families and to also use their skills to earn an income.  Your generosity is making a lifelong impact on these individuals.   The Tailoring Department recently donated twelve dresses to the Dream Again Home girls. The twelve beneficiaries were: Fatmata, Mabinty, Aisha, Susan, Felicia, the two Kadiatus, Fanta, Mariatu, Esther, Aminata, and Hannah. The Dream Home girls were delighted and expressed their thanks to the Tailoring trainees.  This was possible because you helped to provide the sewing machines. Several photos are below from the Tailoring Training and the Dream Home girls modeling their new dresses.  The full album is available at this link. Thank you for making a difference for these young people and their families.  We welcome your continued support!
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Susan is Working on a Better Future

Thanks in part to your support, Susan is finishing up at the Vocational Institute.  She is an unmarried young woman with a baby. She is working to complete her vocational training in hair dressing. This will enable her to support herself and her baby.  Together, we are helping give her a new start in life with new opportunities. In this YouTube video Susan says:  Hello, my name is Susan, a former student of Creating Pathways Centre Develop Africa Sierra Leone; I was one of the girls that benefited from the educational assistance provided to girls that were attending classes at the centre. I am presently attending Generation 21 Vocational Institute and I am doing well. I want to say a big thank you to Develop Africa for your support, am presently staying with my daughter and things are not easy for us. I just want to say thank you and God bless.  I am looking forward to Develop Africa for more help thank you. We are together making a difference in young women's lives, like Susan. With your continued support, we will together help more young women.  We are giving them the tools they need to be successful. We are helping to equip them for a better future - for themselves and their children.
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eHealth Africa Team Provides Water Tank and Plumbing Supplies to Running Water Project

A team from eHealth Africa visited the Dream Home on June 30, 2017 – convening at the Grace Christians In Action Church. The meeting commenced with an opening prayer made by Mrs. Agnes Othello-Kargbo. Mr. Musa Komeh a staff of eHealth chaired the meeting. Mr. Joshua Sandy, the Coordinator of Dream Again Home. made the welcome address. He welcomed eHealth to the family of children that have lost their parents to the Ebola epidemic that claimed so many lives in Sierra Leone.

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Kadiatu Sends Video of Thanks to her Sponsor

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 / her sponsor.

In Kadiatu's video to her sponsor she says:  "Hello, my name is Kadiatu Marie Sesay. I am attending Elshadi Primary School. I am in class 6. I love to go to school. Thank you for your support" 

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Our Support is Enabling a Welcome and Appreciated Alternative For The Kids And Youths

Our implementing partner, the Civil Affairs Team in Cameroon, along with members of the US Task Force in Cameroon visited Centre Notre Dame De L'Accueil, commonly referred to as CENODA, and supplied them with some of the school supplies that you helped to provide. Your donations helped cover the shipping costs.  CENODA is a non-profit rehabilitation center for underprivileged youth, vulnerable children, teenage mothers, and widows in Cameroon. CENODA provides education and vocational training while children and teenage mothers live in the dormitories. CENODA is an instrumental support channel to a population that lives in an economically challenged environment. The population is susceptible to a lifestyle of crime, poverty and extremist organizations. Some of the kids and youths have been orphaned as a direct result of Boko Haram activities in North Cameroon. Our support is enabling a welcome and appreciated alternative for the kids and youths. We are supporting education as a pathway to a brighter and alternate future. This support is essential and life-transforming. Thanks to your support, we are providing to CENODA and other organizations the resources they need to meet the needs of the population in Northern Cameroon. We are truly making a difference - helping to support education.  We are changing mindsets and building a brighter future in Cameroon.  
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Improvement in Academic Work, Visit of Clowns and Easter Party

The children are improving in their academic work. Fanta, Daniel, Susan, Mariatu, and Felicia are doing well in their class in the primary category.  Tutors in the After School lessons have aided in their improvement. Dorcas, Fatmata, Mabinty, and Osman are doing well in high school. Alhaji sat to the N.P.S.E in May. Geraldine is also committed to her studies to take the private W.A.S.S.C.E. Easter Monday - April 17, was a public holiday. We had a party sponsored by Mike, a Board member.  The children enjoyed the Easter celebration.  There was a lot of food, drinks, and dancing. In early June, the children had a visit from Clowns Without Borders. Artists from Clowns Without Borders brought joy and cheer to Dream Home children and other kids at the Vickrays Primary School. The kids had a fun time - with lots of smiles and laughter. View photos from the show. Our focus continues to be ensuring that they live rounded lives.  We are providing the best care that we could for them. Over the past 3 months, we have together raised $1,348.32 through GlobalGiving. This amount is about half of what we need on a monthly basis to meet our budget.  Your support helps us provide the food and security that they need.  Because of you, the children are able to participate in a wide range of celebrations and activities.     
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Your Support is Helping to Developing Proficiency in PowerPoint - An In-Demand Job Skill

April 27 was the 56th Anniversary of Sierra Leone's Independence.  To celebrate the day, the ladies in the Creating Pathways Computer Lab were challenged to create different designs in PowerPoint commemorating the day.  The ladies enjoyed the exercise and  expressed their creativity and had fun in the process. The colorful slides reflected the colors of the national flag of Sierra Leone - green, white and blue. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and PowerPoint are top in-demand job skills according to research.  This is relevant not just in the US, but also in Sierra Leone. Consequently, it is no surprise that the training that we are offering is in demand and highly appreciated.  Together we are helping to provide the needed skills for success in today's society.   Your support helps to cover staff salaries and lab running costs so we can continue to offer this in-demand job skills training to deserving youths.   We appreciate your on-going assistance as we empower youths and raise a savvy, equipped generation.
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Kabba Thanks his Sponsor

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 / her sponsor. In Kabba's letter to his sponsor he says:  "Hope all is well with you and your family. Knowing that the fund you provided for me has been used to pay my school fees and getting other necessary school items made me so very happy. I wish to express my sincere gratitude to you for being my helper.  It will amaze you to know that your sponsorship have created an unforgettable impact in my academics as I am now in JSS2 (Junior Secondary School) Thanks a lot. Wishing you a prosperous 2017. Love, Kabba"  Kabba's sponsor is making a difference in his life, click here to learn more about our child sponsorship program.
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