Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation

Rating: 4.91 stars   80 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Education, Philanthropy

Location: PO Box 363 Lindsborg KS 67456 USA

Mission: Our mission is to provide education to children and youth throughout the world. Through continued research of educational programs we identify and implement solutions impacting the development of children and youth. We collaborate with youth serving organizations that support our vision in developing self-sustaining people improving the quality of life for future generations.
Results: Angola Education Award for Educating Children in Angola Award nominee for Raising the Social Consciousness of Children and Youth in Brazil We have donated 5 Children's Libraries in Brazil; New books, New computers We have hosted Youth Education for Employment Conferences in Angola, Brazil and Liberia. We have paid for children to go to primary, secondary, vocational and college, purchased school supplies, provided a bit of food and transportation. We have raised the money to build a primary school and pay school fees for the first 100 children to attend. Mentored young people into professional jobs with Fortune 500 companies and local companies. Our youth education for employment program has resulted in two self-sustaining youth NGO's. Found by the young people in Angola and Liberia.
Target demographics: Our target demographic is children and youth ages 0-25 years of age. We help children and young people in some of the most poor and violent neighborhoods in the world.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 5,000
Geographic areas served: Angola, Brazil, Germany, Liberia and United States of America
Programs: Adopt A School: Creating better schools and communities Educate Every Child:Teaching development education to children and youth in the classroom The Day Projects: Educating children and youth on the benefits of volunteer initiatives and community service have on our society International Mentoring Partnership: Youth employment - transition from school to work Technology and Development: Developing the capacity of individuals and non profit organizations by providing computers, websites and training. Scholarships: Alvalon Scholars and Todd McQuillan Memorial Arts Fund
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was approached by this foundation through my children's illustration blog, Dream Out Loud! Design Studio. Once I visited the website and found out what this organization was about, the fundamental education of children around the world, I was both honored and excited to participate. This is a wonderful foundation and it was a privilege to work with Ms. Rhonda Staudt. I hope to do so again in the future.

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

Though I've had no personal contact with this organization, I'm very impressed with their body of work and the results they've achieved for the betterment of educating youth from around the world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am very grateful to know Rhonda Staudt for the opportunity created by SASEF to see that young people became part of society development as relative to building the capacity. Further more, SASEF has help and continue to help us to ensure that benefit from its ICT for Development.

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

Through partnership that has build my capacity to understand the ICT which I am using to educate other young people in Liberia

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

I facilitated the MDGs to 25 youth serving organizations in that they created a project of the MDGs. I also did a writing project for Mr. Daniel Kennedy to establish his orphanage.

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

Because I have learned how to use the internet and I have been representing my organization to NGO and other institutions.

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

be a great leader and I would also inspire others to be like me.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

learning good things I never knew such as using the internet and meeting dignitaries and officials.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

nice people, encouraging me to turn my dreams to reality and also they are friendly.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help other organizations financially and grow gradually.

Ways to make it better...

this organization would have had a resource center for youth and a laboratory.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

are having a head office.

One thing I'd also say is that...

SASEF is the best youth serving organization that have I found myself in.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

I have been working with The Shirley Ann SAullivan Educational Foundation for four or five years and I find the work they are doing is is a credit to all people working with this wonderful organization. The work they do in Africa and South America has changed the lives of children living without hope and promise. I only wish there were more groups like This who believe in sharing and giving to thioses who have had a rather difficult life and great burdens to carry.

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

I haver personally experienced by seeing what they did for a young man with polio . they provided him with a whell chair and that moved me beyond words to see that he no longer had to crawl from one place to another

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

I would give more funding I thnbk that would allow them to do more

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

it has given me hope

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

honest

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do wonders

Ways to make it better...

i had more time to help

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding and staff

One thing I'd also say is that...

keep up the great work

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The founders and other volunteers who work to help children through SASEF's projects and programs are some of the best volunteers I've known in my 25 years of legal practice working with the nonprofit sector. Because of their conscientious stewardship and generous donation of their talents and skill, SASEF's board and staff have always provided amazing results with a very small amount of money. These are people who make our world and the world's of children, a better place!

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

my work as an attorney-volunteer in connection with a majority of SASEF's programs and projects.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

enrich the lives of this generation of children and create opportunities for generations to come.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

I am very grateful for the asistance that was given to me by Ms. Rhonda Staudt and her team at SASEF who reviewed The Institute for Conscious Global Change, Inc. proposal for the Virtual Global Earth Project which has as one of its focus to assist youth and especially girls as part of the Millennium Development Goals. Their recommendations for how to solicit the help of volunteers and also to become part of the United Nations system was extremely valuable and has resulted in direct contact with UNESCO and ECOSOC.

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

The result of the review has resulted in a much stronger user-friendly proposal and already volunteers are coming forward to lend their support for the further development of the project.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

SASEF helped international school children in Angola to connect with a local community and to build a school together for local children of internally displaced people. Rhona Staut and her husband were wonderful with the children and helped us set up ongoing projects with polio victims and Congolese refugees.

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

Angola, Indonesia and Turkey

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

In 2006 I was invited to take part on Goethe Institut's World Cup blog writing about culture and soccer in my country, Brazil. But my intention was also to get in touch with children in need, specifically in poor areas in Porto Alegre, my home town. So I got to know SASEF's projects. Since then, I did decide to take part on this NGO - which have brought me so much happiness and good experiences. I've met really nice people that are also deeply engaged in social projects. My activity as a volunteer has several facets: I help to promote SASEF's activities, I ask for donations (books), I collect the material and help to transport them to its final destination and I also take part on the library's arrangement. I try to raise awareness among people to get involved in social projects. Being part on SASEF's projects makes me understand and respect all the cultural differences. I do believe that only through education we can make a difference and put an end on poverty and social gap. Nowadays I do not imagine myself without taking part on SASEF's projects.

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

When I saw all those children and teens at SASEF/YMCA's Library reading books, playing games and solving puzzles I felt really happy and satisfied. After that even a simple construction worker, asked for a book of poetry. I realized we're on the right way

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

have our website updated more frequently and maybe send a monthly newsletter to all partners and volunteers.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that we can change lives through education and that we can bring positive results for those in need.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

strongly committed and happy for helping kids with lots love and care.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

open more libraries, buy books and games and hire English teachers to teach children and youth in Porto Alegre (Brazil), helping them to find a job and fighting against drugs.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time and in Brazil things weren't so complicated.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

opening new ways (through books) on those places where the criminality is very intense and the number of drug addicts is extremely high.

One thing I'd also say is that...

SASEF is a great nonprofit organization and is developing wonderful social projects around the globe. I'm happy to have the chance to make a difference in the world - maybe small, but really from the heart!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

I had worked in the Nutrition Center of the Pediatric hospital in Luanda- Angola. There I realized how important it is to stop the cycle of malnutrition through health literacy projects.Toghter with SASEF we created a flop chart with simple messages and appealing pictures, posters and brochures.The project´s goal is to teach young mothers the value of mother´s milk and help them to understand how to provide a nutritious and healthy lifestyle for their children and families.Further more we wanted to help the nurses and doctors to understand the benefit and ease of cunducting these classes while waiting for the consultation. SASEF also teamed up with other organisations to coordinate efforts related to fighting HIV\AIDS addressing birth control and prenatal issues.

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

It´s so important to talk to women about there living circumstances to understand the needs of their families.Health literacy projects like these are bringing awareness and saving lives.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Education in invaluable. This organization cares about those children who otherwise may not have a chance to realize their dreams....they even help them realize that they CAN dream big and with education children can turn their dreams into reality.

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

building a music program for children

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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