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  

Keep up the EXCELLENT work, CEF! I've read comments from some of your scholarship recipients and it's great to know that donations are being used appropriately! I wish CEF all the best for the future!

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Every individual in life has at least one person who leaves an indelible mark or lasting impression on them. One such person for me, is CEF's Founder, President and CEO, Nikiki Bogle, Esq. I was truly honored to have had the great privilege of reasoning with Ms. Bogle via my radio show entitled, "Positive Reasoning With Marcia Higgs." I will forever be humbled by the fact that... while having no children of her own, this young Professional STRIDES out of her comfort zone... STEPS up to an EMPTY plate... and STANDS in the gap for countless POOR children. Observing THIS... I have stepped up to the plate and assumed a bit of responsibility by becoming a CEF Ambassador and it feels like the BEST thing I've ever done!!! I therefore urge EVERYONE to give a gift, make a donation, adopt a child, become a CEF Ambassador, support this WORTHY cause... and by so doing... ONE CHILD AT A TIME... WE CAN BREAK DOWN ILLITERACY!!! More LIFE, More LOVE, More BLESSINGS and More POWER to CEF!!! If you can, please copy and paste the link below to help support my adopted child. Her name is Coya. Thank You!!! http://www.globalgiving.org/dy/fundraiser/prevfund/gg.html?regid=6930&uauserid=622199&from=myreg

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I commend CEF on it's tremendous and successful effort in helping to provide a means to an education for well deserving underprivileged children in the caribbean. With Jamaica being it's current mission, I personally know what a difference CEF has made in a few lives, the opportunities gained and doors that have opened for these children to have a fair chance at attaining their full heights. Thank you CEF for having a big heart full of compassion! I believe CEF will continue to make a difference in the lives of these children and their families, and go on to further greater success extending it's mission caribbean wide. However, it's people like you out there that can help make this happen. Please help support the mission and these children by supporting CEF! Donate and endorse!

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I enthusiastically endorse the Caribbean Education Foundation (CEF) as a worthy recipient of money, time and energy from those who wish to contribute to a better world for the young people of this region. I have known the founder of this organization for over a decade and witnessed firsthand the passion and sense of purpose which drove her and her dedicated team to build this organization into the force for good that is has become. Having lived in the Caribbean for a brief time, I carry an eyewitness impression of how inequitable educational systems damage social and economic development. The problems CEF addresses are not endemic just to the Caribbean, of course, but it is largely because its mission is so focussed that allows CEF to be so effective in what is has set out to do.

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It gives me great pleasure to give CEF 5 Stars for their benevolent contribution to some of the most brilliant Children who have pass their Grade Six Achievement Test.(GSAT). These are Children who's parents or parent are unable to suffice the necessities for them such as, School Fees, Books, Uniforms, Transportation, Lunch, Medical, Dental and other Miscellaneous. I wish CEF great success and hope the foundation will get bigger so more Children will be able to benefit. I am appealing to others to give a donation it does not matter how small it may be, CEF will appreciate it.

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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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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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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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