Women make up 2/3 of the illiterate in the world.

So what difference would it make if all women had a  chance to get an education?

  • Female genital mutation avoided
  • Decline in infant/children mortality rates
  • A child born to a literate mother is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5
  • With each year of schooling, a girl will significantly increase earning potential from 5%-15%
  • Women can stand up for their rights
  • There is less family violence
  • Family health improves significantly
  • Reduced HIV/AIDS Infection rate



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We have together been providing computer training for several years now. As part of our review process, we contacted some of our previous trainees to find out if and how the training that we provided has helped them.  

As part of our continuous improvement process, we want to ensure that what we are doing is impacting their lives in both the short and long term. This validation process is also helping to guide our future plans.

Fatmata is one of the youths who benefited from the computer training we provided a... Read more

Since 2013, JMA Solutions has been a partner with Develop Africa - helping to impact lives in Africa. Over the years, JMA Solutions has helped support 3 targeted programs in Africa: microfinance for women, computer training for girls and orphan care. 

Develop Africa is delighted to have JMA Solutions as a partner. JMA Solutions support has truly made a HUGE difference in the lives of women,... Read more

Books were distributed in the Lumley community at the Emmet Primary School. The school has over 300 pupils ages 3-12. It is a community school that caters for the less privileged through with their low cost of school fees. This gives parents in this income bracket the opportunity to educate their children.

At the Creating Pathways Centre, computer training is opening up new learning opportunities and new career options.  Mary tells us in this video that she is excitedly looking forward to learning and becoming an computer expert or "wizard".

2015 Review and Thanks to Develop Africa Partners - Thank you and appreciation messages from different Develop Africa projects and beneficiaries. Looking back at 2015 / Year Review.

Let's provide together solar-powered, running water for kids at an Ebola Orphanage in Sierra Leone.  The piped water supply will enhance cleanliness, providing better health and sanitation for the kids.  All children should have access to running water.  Together we can make this a reality.  Running water is not a luxury.

We can make this happen.  Every bit counts.  Let's do this together.

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In this video, Dede says thanks to WorldReader for providing the girls at the FAWE girls school with eReaders.  

The eReaders were provided by the Klintworth Family Foundation, in partnership with WorldReader and Develop Africa. The eReaders are promoting the education of girls at the all-girls school, in Freetown, Sierra Leone.  With the eReaders, the girls have access to a wide range or eBooks.


This video introduces you to the Dream Home - an orphanage for Ebola orphans set up in May 2015. The home currently houses 22 kids - who lost both parents to Ebola during the 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone.

In this video Aisha, an orphan at the Dream Home for Ebola orphans says thanks for the support. She explains that they are well fed and are have resumed school. 

Prior to this orphanage, with the passing away of their parents, their dreams were dashed. Thankfully now, they are experiencing and dreaming again of a brighter future.... Read more