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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth

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

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

I think the Caribbean Education Foundation is an outstanding organization. Awarding the less fortunate, but most qualified of students a scholarship that will help them to maximize their mental capacity to achieve a higher level of learning... not having to focus on certain things that they would normally have to, like food and transportation, etc. Because of the commitment and compassion that CEF has for their students, I would certainly have to give them a five star rating. I also think in the future that CEF will reach a heights, that not even the founder had imagined. Keep up the work excellent!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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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Board Member

Rating: 4

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

Board Member

Rating: 4

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.