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

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, 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.

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.

Prince of Wales Alumni Association (Georgia, USA Chapter) provided a large box of Personal Protective Equipment and supplies for health workers.  Box was DHL shipped directly to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation.  Items were sent in response to the Ebola epidemic.

Dr. Abubakar Fofanah, the Minister of Health and Sanitation, was very happy to receive the PPE and sent a special word of appreciation on behalf of the President, the Government and people of Sierra Leone.

Here is a quick update and thank YOU vdeo that we just received last night.  

A week ago in partnership with Door of Hope, we distributed soap and Dettol disinfectant to the Wellington Community in Freetown.  Christina, on behalf of Door of Hope, extends her profound appreciation to Global Giving and Develop Africa for providing health supplies – soap and Dettol disinfectant.  Special thanks also goes to the Paul G. Allen Foundation for a matching grant that made this possible.  

Christiana also appeals for your support towards provision of basic food items for the upcoming 3-... Read more

This video presents a summary of the first shipment of Peraonal protective Equipment and includes a Message of appreciation received for GlobalGiving and Develop Africa from Dr. Abubakar Fofanah, the Minister of Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone.

In August 2014, Develop Africa, through donations by GlobalGiving donors, sent by DHL a large box of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE - gloves, coveralls, hoods, goggles and protective respiratory masks) to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Dr. Abubakar Fofanah, the Minister of Health and Sanitation expresses appreciation on behalf of the... Read more

On September 4th 2014, a 2-pronged "Stop The Spread" Ebola Awareness Campaign took place in the Wellington Community of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Door-to-door sensitization took place with a public address system and distribution of soap and Dettol disinfectant to 400 families.

360 children were taught how to keep themselves from getting infected with Ebola. This included proper hand washing and other tips. The children were also given exercise books.

Special thanks goes to the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and Global Giving donors for helping to make this possible. The Wellington community appreciates your support during this trying time.