Support Group - Interact - Where everybody gives a little

The Students of the Interact Service Club at Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee GA decided to implement their motto / vision to help the children of Africa.  The motto of the Club is "Where everybody gives a little so the world receives a lot".  The members decided to raise funds to support children in Africa.   They raised money to do so by doing a car wash and selling Africa T-shirts during lunches.  The funds collected were then sent to Develop Africa to support children in Africa.   Thank you students for bravely doing your part.  Kudos to all of you and sponsor Dana Miller!  You have definitely lived up to your motto and made a difference in the lives of children in Africa Interact Service Club website    Action Steps:  - Read more about Support Groups  - Find out more about running a drive / start a drive                 
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10 Plus Advantage Investment Club

  The 10 Plus Advantage Investment Club was launched in January 2008.  It’s members commit to do the following:    1.  Invest $10.00 monthly.  Ten dollars monthly comes to just over 30 cents a day.  Larger investments are welcome.  2.  Promote development in Africa however and wherever they can.    Membership Benefits: 1.  An annual certificate that shows your membership in this club.  Certificate is mailed after six months of membership or receipt of full annual investment. 2. Quarterly newsletter by email 3. A special report from the field monthly that shows the impact of your investment into the lives of people in Africa. 4. The fulfillment that comes from knowing that you have offered a helping hand and expanded opportunities for a less privileged individual.  You can make this investment monthly, quarterly or yearly.    How to Sign Up For The 10 Plus Advantage Club Membership: 1) Sign up and make your first investment online using our online donation form.  Be sure to specify 10 Plus Advantage Investment. 2) Print out a membership form and mail with your first investment   Questions: Contact us
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Develop Africa's Project Highlighted in NEED Magazine

Through a partnership with UniversalGiving, Develop Africa’s involvement  with ICT development and training was featured in a highly rated humanitarian magazine - NEED Magazine. We are excited about the opportunity to network with other globally recognized humanitarian efforts. NEED Magazine, featured Develop Africa's project and photograph in Issue 4 on page 45. Here is a quote from one of UniversalGiving's Account manager's  Alejandra Navarro: "We are very excited to showcase our nonprofit partners and truly demonstrate Universal Giving's vision to create a world where giving and volunteering is a natural part of life. Develop Africa is an exceptional organization and we look forward to developing our relationship going into the future". NEED, which has just published its fourth issue, has done stories from Minneapolis to Uganda to India.. This year, the magazine won the FOLIO award for best use of photography ("That's like the Academy Awards of the magazine industry.") It is sold at Whole Foods, Borders, and Barnes and Noble. For more information on NEED Magazine please visit their website: www.needmagazine.com. See a PDF file containing details about and picture of our Basic Computer Training Project from this edition of NEED Magazine.      
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One Million Books for Africa - Project Update

  A shipment of books from our Million Book Drive recently arrived in Freetown, Sierra Leone.  The books were distributed to two schools in Freetown namely the Forum for Africa Women Educationalists (FAWE Primary School at Fort Street and the UMC Primary School at George Brook.  The principal, staff and students were grateful for the donation of the books and students pledged to make optimal use of the books. Thank you partners for making this dream a reality. We wish to acknowledge the generous donation of books to Develop Africa’s Million Book campaign by Mr. K’s Book store in Johnson City, Tennessee. Thank you for helping us making a difference in Africa. View Sierra Leone Scholarship and Book Distribution Pictures  
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Partnership with CAPEC Expands

In Develop Africa's on going mission to develop Africa, we have partnered with the Cameroon Association for the Protection and Education of the Child (CAPEC). Since its inception in 2002, CAPEC has been working with children/youths, parents, Government and intergovernmental bodies in the promotion of issues related to the welfare and rights of children and youths in Cameroon. It works to identify and remedy the needs of children and youths, especially the underprivileged in the rural areas through a participatory approach. Recent Partnership Activities Develop Africa is a proud sponsor of two children in Cameroon through CAPEC.  Develop Africa will continue this partnership and expand sponsorship to other orphans in the coming weeks - available through our site. Pencils recently collected through our Pencil Project will also be sent to CAPEC.  Pencils are a simple, often overlooked but vital learning resource.
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Outstanding Pencil Project Experience - Prairie Grove Junior High School

As told by Mrs. Bieschke... Prairie Grove Junior High had an outstanding experience participating in Develop Africa's Pencil Project. The students felt empowered by doing something so simple and having such a huge impact on someone’s life. They were filled with amazement as the number of pencil donations doubled everyday.  We collected over 2,700 pencils. It was very exciting to see our entire school come together and achieve a unified goal. Our students are walking away from this experience with the belief that they can make a difference!  Mrs. Bieschke Prairie Grove Junior High School 8th Grade Language Arts/Literature The Pencil Project Coordinator  This pencil project drive was conducted in partnership with The Pencil Project.  Thanks Maria!   See pictures of pencils distributed here....        
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August to October 2007 Newsletter - Now Available

  New edition of newsletter released: Catch up on updates, progress etc:  Read Newsletter  Want newsletter emailed to you?   Subscribe to newsletter
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Promise of Hope Scholarship Launched in Kenya

Education is a key component of development.  To this end, Develop Africa continues to expand its commitment to empowering the future of Africa, by supporting their education and development.  Investment in people - a vital resource - is an important key to ensuring the development of Africa.  Better and more qualified people will result in a better continent.   September 2007 -  Go Kenya!  Two Kenyan students have received Develop Africa's Promise of Hope Scholarship.  The two students - Leonard Ouma of St. Joseph's Moody Awory Secondary School and Edgar Oyoda of St. Mary's High School - and their families are grateful to have been selected to receive Develop Africa's Promise of Hope Scholarship.    An email message from our Coordinator in Kenya reads:  “Thanks for your efforts towards the scholarship recipient families. They are really grateful for your love and concern. They had really longed for such kind of opportunity, but God has used you to save them from hopelessness.  ... The school Board of Governors. the school community,the parents and the students were really grateful and they wish that Develop Africa will prosper and bring hope to other members of the community."     Leonard Ouma Edgar Oyoda        See pictures of launch ceremony   Join us in making a difference: There are so many other students who are deserving of receiving our scholarship.  Develop Africa would like to extend this benefit to many more - with your support.  Please join us helping further their education - and securing a brighter future for them and their nation: Make a sound Investment in Africa's future:  Donate towards our scholarship program today...     Kenya is on the East Coast of Africa and has a polulation of over 34 million. View Kenyan Data and Statistics .    Kenya Map Kenya Flag  
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Develop Africa Participates in Kuumba Festival 2007

Develop Africa Visits Kuumba Festival Representatives from Develop Africa had the opportunity to occupy a booth a a local festival - Kuumba Festival at the Chilhowee Park in Knoxville, TN on June 30th 2007.   The festival was well attended and representatives had the opportunity to share the vision of Develop Africa and its activities with members of the community.  Kuumba stands for creativity.   View pictures...    From the festival website (http://www.kuumbafesttn.com):   "The Kuumba Festival (KUUMBA) was started in 1989 by local Knoxville artists and community activists who were looking to showcase local African American art and artists therefore sharing, educating and exposing rich cultural art forms to the Knoxville community.   KUUMBA Festival is located in three primary locations including: Knoxville Museum of Art, Market Square/ Downtown and Chilhowee Park. It serves as the largest African American Cultural Arts Festival in East Tennessee. The festival is a four-day, four night multi-event celebration with more than 200 entertainers performing on three stages, live demonstrations, and serviced by more than 100 crafts people and food vendors.   KUUMBA allows the African American Appalachian Arts, Inc (AAAA) to reach out and to service the Greater Knoxville community through the offering of its cultural arts activities. Approximately 15,000 people attend the citywide event."    View pictures...               
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