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: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

It is with great honor that I serve as one of the newest "Board Of Directors" for CEF. Upon having the pleasure of speaking with the CEO, Ms. Nikiki Bogle, and feeling her passion, devotion and dedication to children around the Caribbean toward obtaining higher education, I knew this is where I wanted to be. The Caribbean Education Foundation has such a track record and success rate of assisting students in Jamaica toward receiving scholarship funding to attend High School. There is no doubt in my mind that CEF will continue to be a Global Caribbean force in assisting children in acheiving academic greatness in immediate years to come. For further information please go to www.childeducate.org

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Reviewing all of CEF's current and upcoming events to financially support the "6" Paul Bogle Schoalrship Recipients.

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Expose it more to global Caribbean communities as a standard for others to follow

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Rating: 5 stars  

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Since the conception of this organization until today's accomplishment, founder Nikiki Bogle has taken this organization beyond expectation. Education of the youth is definitely the foundation of the future. We all know it, but very few can take real actions and make something happen. This organization made many things happened. It provided great future and opportunities for many bright young students. It other words, this foundation is providing solid buildling blocks of the future for our humanity.

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The results of this organization if beyond my expecation

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keep on growth the way it is! keep up the good job!

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Rating: 5 stars  

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CEF is an exemplary foundation changing the lives of underrepresented children who might otherwise have been forgotten. In delivering education, CEF is delivering a key fundamental opportunity for success— opportunity for opening doors. There is no greater gift than granting a child the ability to take care of herself and be a vital contributor to society. I wholeheartedly endorse CEF.

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seeing the results of happy, well supported students

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Give more money

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Rating: 5 stars  

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Education is the Key! I give to this organization because I believe in its mission, values, and standard of excellence. Every person in this world deserves a chance to thrive and to be a productive citizen; CEF is instrumental in carrying out this goal. I commend CEF and its efforts!

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Even though I have not personally met the students, I know that the positive effect that this organization has on them is extraordinary!

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This organization should not change! I hope that CEF continues to grow so that it can help an exponential number of students, who want to exceed.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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Awesome organization that offers access to education for in need students in Jamaica! How fortunate we are here in the USA that, regardless of the quality, our children can get a free education!

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Indirectly...

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HIRE ME!!! :-)

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I am person who was born and rise in the intercity of Jamaica like many of these students I know first hand what it is like to go to school and needing help with financies. CEF is a great organization that is giving students the opportunity to go to school and become someone great in live, because many of these students do not have finincal support without CEF they would be out of school working some dead end job, or walking the streets. CEF is also giving them the chance to reach their greatest potencial.

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I have personally experience the results of this organization. A friend of mine son did received money fo finish up college from CEF. Now he has graducated from college with a great job and baught a house for his mother and himself. He was born and raise in the gettho, and while his friends were caught up in bad things he went to school.

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It should remain the same

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Rating: 4 stars  

As a native of Jamaica I understand both the value and cost of the island's wonderful public education system. High expectations, challenging curricula, and motivated students are the proven elements for creating successful students and developing rewarding careers. Unfortunately, many gifted and ambitious students
in Jamaica are unable to realize this dream because they cannot afford school fees, books, boarding and other educational expenses. Nikiki Bogle recognized this deficiency and created CEF to fill this void. In a remarkable demonstration of clear vision, dogged determination and untiring efforts, Ms. Bogle has assembled a team of professionals who are dedicated to providing scholarships to deserving students. I am proud to be a part of this team which
has provided several successive years of fundraising and scholarship
distribution.

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I have heard and read the testimonials of scholarship recepients. These gifted, smart and ambitious young students eloquently and emotionally expressed their gratitude for the financial support and the faith that CEF and it's supporters have provided.

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Expand fundraising efforts to enable wider distribution of scholarship funds.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Education is the truly the great equalizer. Unfortunately, the access to education is often hampered by financial constraints for many students in the Caribbean. Realizing the importance of providing bright and eager students an opportunity to attend and excel in school, Nikiki Bogle took the initiative to create the Caribbean Education Foundation.

Now, in its fourth year, the CEF has evolved from an idea to a fully operating organization dedicated to addressing the needs of youth in the Caribbean, by alleviating the monetary burden that would have undoubtedly caused a strain on low-income families. The CEF presently provides tuition, travel, textbooks and enrichment for 6 talented students in Jamaica.

With a proven track record of success, and a scalable framework, the CEF is working to create relationships with school administration on other islands within the Caribbean. One day, Ms. Bogle's vision will be fulfilled in the future and every student in the Caribbean will be afforded an equal opportunity for educational advancement.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

reading and following the achievements of students that have received scholarships from the CEF.

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help to raise money to open up tutoring and supplemental learning centers for CEF students to continue their education outside of the classroom.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Caribbean Education Foundation through its visionary founder Nikiki Bogle assembled a unique team of persons to address the critical defecit of resources for poor school children in her native country Jamaica and the Caribbean. Since its inception, Caribbean Education Foundation has paid tution and other school costs for students, and purchased books, uniforms and other school supplies by providing scholarships to deserving students. The team is truly committed to empowering and elevating under priviledged children from the Caribbean.

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As a board member, I'm empowered by working with and alongside persons who are truly committed to making the world a better place for the leess fortunate in society.

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Develop a program to duplicate the success of the program in the Caribbean in the USA.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Caribbean Education Foundation strives to help provide mearning, quality education available to all students living in the Caribbean. Through partnering with individuals and organizations around the world, CEF is making a difference in children's lives by giving the gift of educational opportunities. Through one-on-one sponsorships of students, CEF is making a long-term investment in the future of the nations and the people of the Caribbean.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Through the impact on children's lives.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand the funding and partnerships with the CEF to icnrease the number of students positively impacted through CEF support.

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