Develop Africa charity

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Develop Africa
FoundedNovember 2005
FounderSylvester Renner
TypeInternational Development Charity
Area served
Central and West Africa
Methoddonations, stipendium
Key people
Sylvester Renner (CEO)
Children in Africa with donated notebooks and pencils
Prepared drums with school supplies in the Tennessee store
Small African pupils with donated school supplies

Develop Africa is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization based in Johnson City, Tennessee, United States founded in November 2005. The purpose is to help community projects in African developing countries[1] and its focus is on education and resource development.[2]


Sierra Leone[edit]

In Freetown Develop Africa provides the computer training and the computer lab.[3] In June 2013 Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf company via Develop Africa donated to children over 1500 golden pens.[4] The school notebooks, books and other learning material is distributed to the schools in Murray Town, Juba, Freetown, etc.[5]


In Cameroon Develop Africa donates books and school supplies to the Bitame Lucia International School.[6]

The Pencil Project[edit]

In 2008 started The Pencil Project initiated by James Ryan Orr, who cooperating with the Develop Africa distributes pencils to African pupils [7][8][9] A book The Pencil Project: How to Change The World was published in November 2017.[10][11]

Ebola virus relief[edit]

In 2015 Develop Africa with the Door of Hope charity built a Dream Home for the Ebola virus orphans from crises in 2014-15.[12][13] It is located in Freetown, Sierra Leone and was visited by BBC Media Action.[14]

Awards for director[edit]

Managing director Sylvester Renner for his efforts in the promotion of education he received African Achievers International Award in 2012.[15] The same year he received the Humanitarian Leadership Award from National Organization of Sierra Leoneans in North America (NOSLINA).[16]


  1. "Develop Africa Inc. -". 1 July 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  2. "About Develop Africa". Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  3. admin7 (9 July 2015). "Programs". Develop Africa Sierra Leone & Creating Pathways Centre. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  4. "Santa Barbara Accounting & CPA News - BPW Donates to Develop Africa". Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf - Santa Barbara Accounting, Tax & Audit Services. 5 June 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  5. ileiwe (1 June 2017). "Educational Support Sources in Africa". Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  6. "Want to make a difference right now? This project has raised 44% of its £7,135.00 target. Give what you can to help:". Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  7. "Home - The Pencil Project". Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  8. "Future Nigerian Leader, Nofisat, is Making a Difference". Ebola Virus Disease. 16 January 2019. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  9. "How The Pencil Project Book Complements School Learning ~ James Ryan Orr". THVideos.Net. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  11. Orr, James Ryan (November 24, 2017). "The Pencil Project: How to Change The World". Develop Africa – via Google Books.
  12. "Ebola Virus". Center for Disaster Philanthropy. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  13. "About - Dream Home". Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  14. Develop Africa Inc (2 July 2015). "BBC Media Action Visits Develop Africa's Dream Home". Retrieved 14 February 2019 – via YouTube.
  16. Vanguard, The Patriotic (April 18, 2012). "NOSLINA 2012 AWARD RECIPIENTS". The Patriotic Vanguard.

External links[edit]

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