The GreaterGood scholarships came at the perfect time.

Geraldine and Dorcas (sisters) had just lost both parents to Ebola and the rest of their family members had neglected them. Valisatu was looking for someone to cover her school fees and related costs after the death of her father. The Fathers of both Victoria and Fatu had lost their jobs. Edna’s Aunt had also lost her job.  The businesses that the Mothers of Aminata, Bintu and Fatmata were involved in were not doing well. Christiana’s Mother was going through tough times. Alisha’s parents were trying to settle down in a new community. Things were rough and tight. 

The GreaterGood scholarships were an... Read more

This video presents an interview by BBC Media Action of the Coordinator of Develop Africa's Dream Home for Ebola orphans and a few of the orphans. The video shows a slideshow of pictures of the Dream Home.  

The home was launched in May 2015 to take care of orphans who lost both parents during the 2014-2015 Ebola crisis.  The home is located in Wellington, Freetown, Sierra Leone

More information is available on the website - http://www.TheDreamHome.net

The FAWE school has received 50 Kindle eReaders loaded with books - to promote reading and learning - thanks to a partnership with Klintworth Family Foundation and ... Read more

With the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone in May 2014, schools were ordered to be closed down by the government in order to control the spread of the virus. 

As a result children became idle as they were no longer educationally engaged. The government of Sierra Leone launched a radio education initiative in October 2014 with the aim of providing quality educational engagement until schools are set to reopen at the... Read more

Did you know uniforms could restore confidence?

Did you realize that some children in Africa do not have confidence to go to school because they do not have uniforms?  
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We so happy to report that schools in Sierra Leone will tentatively reopen in March after being closed for eight months due to the Ebola outbreak. Students have been off from school for nearly a year.

The tide is turning against the Ebola crisis. The World Health Organization recently reported that Ebola cases are rapidly decreasing. The number of new cases has declined steadily over the past 6 weeks.  The outbreak has been the worst on record, with Sierra Leone being the most affected. 

When school reopens, we will be resuming our computer classes.  We are eager to... Read more

Video includes 2 short clips and photos of 10 girls in Sierra Leone - who are recipients of the Greater Good Scholarship Program.  The girls express their deep appreciation to Greater Good for the financial support received - that will help them further their education.

“You have really given us a leap in our quest to be educated”, they said.

In this video, as part of an Ebola Sensitization Program, 2 people provide Ebola safety tips to the kids in Wellington, Freetown, Sierra Leone. Gracie (a Develop Africa Leadership Program Mentee) and a local Police woman.

In this video, participants at a Develop Africa Business and Microfinance Training session share what they have learned from the training.  They discuss pitfalls, previous mistakes made and ways in which they can improve their business - through disciplined spending and better cash management.

The business training component is a key part of the support we provide - as we work towards ensuring that the businesses receive the full support that they need to be successful.  The review and peer discussion session provides a great additional component - helping to ensure that the principles and best practices are both understood and personally applied.

In this video, Geraldine an Ebola survivor and orphan tells how she became ill with Ebola and survived Ebola. She explains how her mum contracted the Ebola virus through a patient and came home with the virus. 4 family members, including herself, additionally became infected with Ebola.  Only Geraldine survived. Geraldine also expresses her gratitude to Global Giving for their support through this crisis. In spite of her pain, she is grateful to God for surviving Ebola and being a testimony to others.