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Solar Light Gift Makes Studying Possible for Aminata

Your generous support provided Aminata with a solar light, which makes a significant improvement on her ability to study at night. Please see Aminata's letter of appreciation.  In her letter, Aminata says: "My name is Aminata and I am 15 years old.  Due to where I live electricity is not available. Whenever I want to study I find it very difficult, because it is only when the generator is switched on that I will study well. But with the help of Develop Africa's light, I know that I can study now even if the generator is not on.  Thank you Develop Africa for this wonderful gift" Solar lights, along with other forms of solar powered technology, are effectively enabling students who have no electricity to study.  The lights remove this crucial roadblock for the children.  We greatly appreciate your helping Aminata and look forward to your continued support in providing more students with solar lights.
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Helping Girls Progress With Their Education - This is HUGE

Thanks to your support, 2 girls - Baindu and Theresa, who had dropped out of school are now able to go to school again.  This is HUGE and we are super excited about this! We have been able to provide them scholarships to cover the costs of books, coaching classes and transportation.  We greatly appreciate your ongoing support that enables more girls to complete their education and have a better future. In this video, Baindu and Theresa express their gratitude to YOU for helping them with their education. Baindu says "I want to say thank you to GlobalGiving for their support." Theresa says "Thank you very much GlobalGiving for supporting me in my education" We are empowering girls like Theresa and Baindu together.  Thanks for making a difference!  
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The Magical Simplicity of New Clothes

Great News: Through your support we have purchased new clothes for the Dream Home children.   Every 2-4 months, we need to buy new clothing for the growing kids.  Thankfully, YOU have helped make this round of purchases possible.  We are so very grateful for your support! The kids were excited to have new clothes. They were all smiles wearing their new clothing.  In August, some of the kids went to a week-long summer camp. In the included group photo, taken at camp, you can see some of them - all smiles - with their new clothes. What a joy! There is just something special about new clothes and the magical simplicity of enjoying the little things in life.. Thanks for helping to brighten their world!
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School Supplies Are Boosting Education in Cameroon

Many children and schools in Africa lack adequate school supplies. To help address this, Develop Africa and the US Military teamed up to provide school supplies to children and classrooms in Garoua, Cameroon. The joint goal is to reinforce learning and the quality of education. 

16 large drums of school supplies were provided to schools between September 5th and 9th, 2016.  The wide range of school supplies included pencils, pens, calculators, rulers, note books, erasers, dictionaries, reams of paper and pencil sharpeners.

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Sun, 10/02/2016
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Uncle Mike Visits the Dream Home

Uncle Mike came to visit the Dream Home in June. While he was visiting the Dream Home, Uncle Mike and Aunt Cecilia (who was also visiting) celebrated June birthdays.  June birthdays included Uncle Mike, Aunt Cecilia, Dauda and Hannah.  Aunt Cecilia brought the food and the celebration was enjoyed by all in attendance.  The Dream Home children enjoyed their visit with Uncle Mike.

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Thu, 09/29/2016
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New School Year & New School Books for Marveline

Classes have just resumed at the Bitame Lucia Nursery and Primary School in Nkolfoulou, Cameroon.   Marveline and her sister have received all their books for their new classes thanks to generous donations. They both passed their end of year examinations; Marveline came out with the 2nd best marks in her class and her little sister came out the best in her own class.  They started Class 5 and Class 3 this week.    With hearts full of gratitude and faces filled with gleeful smiles, Marveline and her sister say a big "thank you" to YOU for your support. We would not have been able to help these deserving children without your support.  We are thrilled to know that they are in excellent form to do well this academic year.   Thank you so much for making the school year start out on a positive note for Marveline and her sister.
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Aunt Cecilia at the Dream Home

Aunt Cecilia has become one of the Dream Home children’s favorite visitors. They love when she comes to visit. They love playing games and celebrating birthdays with Aunt Cecilia and are always excited about the presents she brings each of them.  Aunt Cecilia has become a regular visitor and has spent the longest time with the Dream Home children.

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Mon, 09/26/2016
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Vacation Bible School by the Royal Servants

The Dream Home was delighted to have 29 visitors join them for 3 days of vacation bible school.  The visitors were from Royal Servants youth group.  The vacation bible school was enjoyed by everyone in attendance.  The Dream Home children were sad when it ended and the youth group had to return home.

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Fri, 09/23/2016
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Thanks to You, Baindu is Getting Computer Training

We greatly appreciate your ongoing support that enables more students to achieve computer literacy. Thanks to you more youths and young adults are getting the needed computer skills and are now able to secure better jobs. Baindu is one of the youths who is benefiting from the computer training. In this video, she shows us how she is learning to use Microsoft Word. Together, we are empowering her and many other young ladies. They are becoming computer literate - an essential skill in today's technology-driven society.  Thanks for making a difference! We are excitedly looking forward to expanding training options through our Creating Pathways computer lab. We invite you to learn more at our Creating Pathways Website.
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You are giving these deserving girls a chance at becoming future leaders

Your donations have helped us ship much needed school supplies to gilrs in Sierra Leone.  While we take pencils, paper, notebooks and other supplies for granted, these gilrs see each pencil as a treasure.  A pencil and notebook opens a door of opportunity to these young girls.  Each girl that receives school supplies is being given the chance at a better future.  Only 54% of enrolled girls in Sierra Leone successfully complete primary school. Families with limited funds to educate their children focus on sending their boys to school, and many girls who start school drop out because their parents cannot afford to continue to cover all the school-related costs. So - each girl that receives school supplies is being given the chance at a better future.  YOU are giving these deserving girls a chance at becoming future leaders.  Girls who complete their education are better equipped to pursue their dreams, increase their ability to be financially independent and contribute to national development.    
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