Caribbean Education Foundation - CEF

Rating: 4.94 stars   32 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 276 Washington Street, Ste 334 c/o Nikiki Bogle Boston MA 02108 USA

Mission: The Caribbean Education Foundation, Inc. (CEF) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping poor children receive meaningful access to quality education in the Caribbean. Our current mission country is Jamaica. For example, in Jamaica, PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION IS NOT FREE. Many poor children are unable to attend high school because families cannot afford the costs. CEF awards scholarships to children who are unable to attend school, because families are unable to pay school fees and other required school related costs. Our Student Scholarships pay school fees, purchase text books, school supplies, uniforms, meals and transportation. CEF’s goal is to take action, to ensure things will change to break the poverty cycle and give our youth meaningful choices and opportunities in this world.
Results: CEF has already awarded 40 student scholarships in excess of $50,000 U.S. dollars to brilliant, under-served students in Jamaica in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012. It plans to continue to help many more children in 2013.
Target demographics: CEF awards scholarships to children at all levels of education who are unable to attend public school because parents cannot pay the tuition and other school related costs. However, CEF current focus is on poor children ages 10-17 years old who are unable to attend Junior High and High School in Jamaica. Our Scholarships pay school fees, purchase text books, school supplies, uniforms, meals and transportation.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 18 children in need of an education.
Geographic areas served: Jamaica
Programs: Paul Bogle Scholarship for High School Create a Learning Center for Children in Kingston, Jamaica Venice Stubbs Higher Education Sustaining Scholarship for Boarding for University Students Joe Higgs University Scholarship for undergraduate students
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I commended CEF for its outstanding job of humanity, by supporting the less fortune youths to obtain a higher education, and funding their basic needs. Truly, I'm inspired in joining force with CEF to make this world a better place!!!

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I learned about this organization through individuals whom it have impacted by giving them a positive life changing experience. We really needs more of these organizations,and more spirits of humanity!!

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Caribbean Education Foundation-CEF is first rate, from concept through delivery of services. Often, one wonders whether a modest contribution to a worthwhile cause would make a difference; not so with CEF. One can rest assured that any contribution, large or small goes right to the core mission; investing in the education of children who need and deserve it. I endorse CEF without reservation.

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CEF is a wonderful charity that helps students that are in need of high school education. I really think that it provides a big opportunity to help young kids succeed in their lives. I really love what they are doing and that my donation is benefiting a great cause!

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Was blessed to be able to spend a few hours with Upper Elementary and Junior High Students during their school day at The Academy in Kingston 12. The students had such lovely voices however their school lacked so many things that could bring them up to speed. It is very sad to see so many living so well and yet children must pay to attend school and pay for their own transportation, food, books, materials and supplies. Additionally, many students' neighborhoods are too dangerous and need assistance and/or finances to relocate in order to attend High School. 1 ♥ Caribbean Education Foundation, founded and managed by Joe Higgs' grandaughter, Nikiki Bogle, Esq. is always seeking mentors, volunteers, and donors to help make a difference to deserving students. Please put and keep children first, families suffer when children need assistance. Strong educational programs like this make miracles happen. It is easy to help others when you have experienced that gift yourself. Blessings always! 1 ♥

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CEF has been doing an excellent job helping needy, deserving children to go to high school in Jamaica. CEF scholarships pay their school fees, textbooks, uniforms, transportation and lunch. Without CEF, these bright children would not be able to go to school. Keep up the good work CEF!

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Caribbean Education Foundation is standing in the gap for brilliant students who simply cannot afford to pay for tuition. As we all know, a good education is the vehicle by which these students can work their way to success and out of poverty and even this is unattainable for most. CEF has stepped up to the plate, but if the Foundation doesn't get the financial help it needs, these poor children will be barred from entering classes! I thought, so fortunate we are here in the US to have basic high school education for FREE! Not so in Jamaica! Let us get it together and help CEF to help these children! I support this cause 1000%.

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After listening to the "Positive Reasoning with Marcia Higgs" interview with Nikiki Bogle, checking out the CEF web pages and reading these reviews and testimonials, I am impressed, to say the least! This organization seems to be a great and welcoming home for the needy students and as Marcia says, ‎"With one child at a time, WE can break down illiteracy!" I'm happy to endorse CEF! Far exceeds my expectations!

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I am so impressed by the team at Caribbean Education Foundation (CEF). CEF is a Great nonprofit that is helping to educate poor children to attend high schools in Jamaica. I have donated to their Paul Bogle Scholarship Program for the past two years and it is money well-spent! My donations are not only tax-deductible, but CEF sends regular updates in Newsletters to me on how the students who receive scholarships are doing in school. I tell you, these children are some of the smartest in the bunch and make me proud to help in their education. Keep up the EXCELLENT work, team CEF! More people and companies need to donate to CEF to help these children.

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Having been a member of the board of CEF at its inception and followed its growth since, I can only point to Ms. Bogle's drive and determination as being the keys to the success of CEF. With a diverse membership across North America and recipients abroad, Ms. Bogle has been outstanding at marshaling stakeholders and focusing towards concrete rewards.
-Charles Boudreault, Lawyer, Montreal, Canada.

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With a diverse membership across North America and recipients abroad, Ms. Bogle has been outstanding at marshaling stakeholders and focusing towards concrete rewards.

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Have greater participation and recipients from Commonwealth Nations.

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CEF is about action: translating ideas into action, bringing resources to bear to execute actions, and creating meaningful change through action. Having served on the Advisory Board since shortly after CEF's inception, I have seen firsthand the shared committment to action that not only NIkiki, but the entire board shares. This is also reflected in the core activities of CEF. At it's heart, CEF is about improving education, one child at a time, not through noble sentiment and words, but through the simple, tangible action of funding a child's books and school materials. By focusing on tangible action, CEF stays true to its core purpose and achieves it regardless of the resource restraints we face.

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Seeing the recipients of the scholarships and understanding the direct impact CEF has on their lives.

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Find a way to spread knowledge about it so more people could support its great work!

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