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Phone: (831) 622-9416
200 Clocktower Pl. Ste. #208-D
California 93921

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Target demographics: educate and empower marginalized children

Geographic areas served: Sri Lanka, Uganda, Nepal

Programs: education, health, food and nutrition, clean water

At Child Empowerment International, our mission is to challenge the cycle of poverty in areas of civil unrest through empowering and educating marginalized children.
Child Empowerment International (CEI) has worked since 1998 to create bright futures for marginalized children in regions of civil unrest. We are an education-based non-profit organization, currently providing schooling for over 6,000 underprivileged children and orphans. We care for and provide leadership development for 195 orphans at our two Leadership Academies (children's homes) a few miles north of the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo. We provide an environment of stability and healing for children rescued from sexual exploitation, poverty and child soldier abduction. CEI is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization with an overall staff of 290 teachers and employees. Operating under the name Asiana Education Development in South Asia, and Africa Education Development in Uganda, CEI projects are positioned to create lasting change in the communities we serve.

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Having worked in marketing and PR and having run several non-profits, I am painfully aware of how organizations can shape public opinion with carefully crafted messages. However, having studied CEI, I have come to appreciate it as the real deal. Both the founder and his wife have professional ... more »
I was fortunate enough to have to opportunity to volunteer in Sri Lanka for CEI during the summer of 2005. During this time I organized art projects, games, tutoring programs and birthday parties as well as assisted with field trips for the students. The children who CEI serves are taken well care ... more »
Having been involved with CEI over the last few years, it has been a satisfying and rewarding experience. To be part of an organization that invests in the lives of children , CEI has challenged me to be a part of something bigger than myself. I have also taken the opportunity to expose my ... more »
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