West Africa has the lowest literacy rate in the world. Illiteracy is a huge contributing factor to the level of poverty in the region. More than 40% of the population - approximately 65 million are unable to read and write.
The low literacy levels. . .
The training and facilities offered in many African schools has simply not caught up with the information age. Often, there are little or no facilities within the school and college system for this budding population to get any form of computer. . .
It is estimated that 80% of the African population does not have regular access to computers. Youth unemployment in Africa is five times the global rate, and 60 percent of those aged 15 to 24 have no jobs.
Technology plays a huge role in. . .
Many people in Africa are living below the bread line. In Sierra Leone, 60% of the population lives on less than $1.25 a day. Those desiring to start a small business or expand an existing one do not have the financial resources or business training. . .
Many children are faced with the perils of poverty. Lack is a limiting factor, impeding their education and development. The absence of basic needs is negatively affecting the quality of life of the children and their attendance, focus and learning. . .
Every child has the right to live a life free from poverty, malnourishment and worry - including the children at this disabled children's home in West Africa. This program allows you to provide shelter, food, education, healthcare and clothing for. . .
Every child has the right to live a life free from poverty, undernourishment and worry. This gift package will provide shelter, food, education, health care and clothing for a child in need.
When you sponsor a child, you will be provided with the. . .
Malaria is the 2nd leading cause of death from diseases in Africa, after HIV/AIDS. Over half a million people die from malaria every year, mostly children younger than five years old. Only about 5% of children sleep under a net, and every day 3,000. . .
Through this gift package, you will bring hope to a child in Africa. Your sponsorship will provide food and basic care for a month.
You can optionally continue to sponsor the child for a longer period of time - for as long as you desire. When. . .
The change in economic conditions and rising prices are being felt worldwide. This economic squeeze is felt even more in Africa where a significant percentage of the population live below the breadline. When the family budget is under pressure, the. . .
Girls remain woefully outnumbered in African schools. In a UNESCO report titled "Education For All", Sub-Saharan Africa has been identified as one of the regions that have the widest gender disparity in terms of education; two out of three of the 110. . .
According to the World Bank, about 550 million people in Africa are still without access to electricity.
This project helps alleviate the electricity shortage in Sierra Leone by providing energy-efficient and safe solar lights. This helps to. . .
One obstacle that many families face is poverty. For several families, even small fees for school supplies and uniforms can be crippling. By providing a new school uniform for a child, we are taking away one expense and helping to relieve the yearly. . .
According to the International Diabetes Federation, in 2012, 3.07% of the population of Sierra Leone had Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes and Hypertension are silent killers and little attention is paid to them in Sierra Leone. Because of their. . .
As of April 2015, per government policy, pregnant, teenage, school-going girls are not allowed to attend school. Additionally, pregnant girls in this culture are usually very reluctant to attend school because they could be teased and ridiculed. The. . .
The World Health Organization estimates that washing hands with soap and water could reduce diarrheal disease-associated deaths by up to 50%.
Proper hand washing kills germs and also prevents the spread of diseases like Ebola and respiratory. . .
In Sierra Leone, water for Develop Africa's Dream Home orphanage for Ebola Orphans is obtained from a water well. This process is labor-intensive and time consuming. By installing plumbing, a solar-powered water pump and water tank, the children will. . .
Currently, we have to raise funds on an on-going basis to care for the Ebola orphans in the Dream Home. Funds raised cover all the running costs including food, clothing, uniforms / clothes, medical, school supplies, staffing expenses etc. Also we. . .