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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Educational Services, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Our organization Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation works to eradicate poverty by providing education and education resources to children and youth. We work to raise awareness and promote the protection of children’s rights. Our Mission To improve the quality of life for children and youth by providing education and advocating for protection from exploitation and physical harm. Our Vision A world where every child is educated, and protected from all forms of harm, having a voice as their needs are met, allowed to grow up with dignity, equality and respect. A world where every young person has access to employment and opportunity.

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: 150

Geographic areas served: Angola, Brazil, Germany, Liberia, Uruguay and United States of America

Programs: The V Sign is a child's silent self identifier signaling "I am in trouble" To stop and advocate against all forms of harm to children; child trafficking, child labor, bullying, child prostitution, child sexual exploitation, child slavery and all forms of discrimination against children. Children's Art Project using a human rights based approach to teaching children about their human rights. To empower children and youth to become informed activist and agents of change. Scholarship Program to send children to school who would not otherwise attend because they can not afford it. Youth Employment creates education for employment skills to support youth who volunteer in community projects. Policy reform; Education and employment policy reform; to promote and advocate global policy reform for youth leaders who volunteer receive priority placement (in the classroom and on the job) in education and employment opportunities.

Community Stories

34 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

I was introduced to SASEF in 2002 during an english class, then SASEF taught me how to voluntier, and also to understand on how to work as volunteer, sometimes I say that I'm the most suspect to speak about SASEF as am what I'm because they came to my country and started to teach and help people on how to be focus on life goals, like to go back to school and how importatant is the education. Also I was well trained by them and started to attend trainings, workshop at regional and global level.

SASEF is part of my life.

Jacques Nginga

Luanda-Angola

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Am like the greatest discovery of SASEF in Angola and i feel that am the guy the most benefited from SASEF presence in Angola, I was exposed to big companies, embassies and NGO's, I was more then 4 times out of Angola to attend trainings at regional level(Africa) and 1 at global level(Mexico) and throughout these experience there was a big chance for me to be hired by a multi-national company where actually am making my carrier, I would like to thanks SASEF cause they gave me this big chance of my life, and would like to encourage those ones that sometimes are afraid to be voluntier please give a chance to the others by giving you a chance to be among them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I know that this charity was born out of a sincere desire to see things that were wrong and turn them around. Children from around the world need strong advocates to help them out of dire circumstances. In this instance, SASEF concentrates on education. So many children are not afforded the one escape route that can free them from poverty...i.e. education. I learned a great deal about this charity when I volunteered to help run a silent auction in the Atlanta, Ga. area. The event included many photographs taken by SASEF founder, Rhonda Staudt. The photos were of children in an area of Africa where SASEF made a huge difference. An idea was born shortly after that. The idea was to get colleges and universities to allow students that were worthy of furthering their studies, but, absolutely not able to pay, to have jobs within the school that ultimately paid for their tuition, room and board. A brilliant idea that caught on with the United Nations. This is one of the purest organizations I have come across in a lifetime. A donation to SASEF is money well spent. I changed my strategy of gift giving after discovering SASEF. I now give a donation in the name of the recipient of a gift from me, instead of a trinket. It seems to be much appreciated by those receiving that notification.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Knowing the founder of this marvelous organization was all the impetus I needed to want to help educate the masses about the potential miracles SASEF can bring to underprivileged children around the world. Rhonda Staudt and I worked together for many years. She was amazingly skilled in finding resources and using them effectively. She had a dream about creating something that might change the world for the better. I instituted a new policy in my family. Instead of multiple gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, etc., I now will donate funds in their names to SASEF. That is a gift we can all feel good about, and, best of all, they don't have to pretend to love it, all the while planning on returning it to the store. I'm a proud contributor to the look and sound of SASEF as well as adding to the fiscal needs.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a shy person before I came across this organization.But during my few years as a volunteer,i was able to get rid of shyness to usefulness in my country.Two year ago I never knew the potentials that were in me until I attended workshop headed by the Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation,due to my performance I was consider as a volunteer.All my days of volunteering with this organization I have cultivated the shill,ability and knowledge to serve in my country as a potential and determined youth.This organization also link me with relevant personality in my country and outside.Lastly it enable me to be professional in work,computer and in life.The few years I volunteer for this organization it change my life greatly.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am presently working with The Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation as the Volunteers Vice President,I have work with this organization for the past 24 Month,since I join,I have had lot of life changing experience.
From all what I was taught from the foundation it enable me to write a project,organize a conference,have employable skill etc.

Through the Foundation I was interview in one of Europe best time magazine the Coyote this same year,And I am proud to say with SASEF our Education is sure.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have work with Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation for the past nine(9) month,and I have experience a change in my own life,I have discover my real self and have had lot of opportunities to education.I have supervise workshop and conference and it was a wonderful experience,it was wonderful,because I had the opportunity to share what I have learn with my peers group.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have work as a volunteer for the Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation for the past 24 month,This organization made me to have a volunteer experience,with the help of this organization I have had lot of employable skill,which have enable me to have a job presently at a five(5) star hotel,kedeja in Monrovia,Liberia.I serve on This organization volunteers board as the former secretary,with the aid of this organization I was able to help in writing our Mission,Vision ,Goal statement.

Through SASEF I had the opportunity to attend many educative workshop and conferences.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working with the Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation for the past 9 month,Since I started working with this organization I have attended many workshop,conference,and I have acquired lot of employable skills,which have help me have and take care of a Job,I came in this organization through the help of the Youth Volunteers President Mr. Fred A. Weedor and since that time I have discover my self potential.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I got to know about the shirley ann sullivan educational foundation through its founder mrs. Rhonda Stuadt and since I have been an active member of all of Sasef work and initiatives. This nonprofit organization has been very much helpful in creating workshops in educating young people of this poor third world country. Liberia.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The purpose of education ideally is to prepare students to create themselves as fulfilled individuals who are also effective contributors to the society in which they live. Education must provide them with both written and spoken communication skills, analytical skills, basic knowledge of their world and society, social skills, responsibility, and skills that enable them to be self-directed learners. Once a student has acquired these skills, he or she can more or less teach himself or herself...

Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves. ~Abbé Dimnet, Art of Thinking, 1928

Orpheus M. Gray

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Shirley Ann Sulivan Educational foundation is a very unique non-profit youth organization that is educating a large number of youth in Liberia and many part of the universe in serious field,such as:
Education for enployment,how to parthership with other organization,
and the creation projects.e.t.c....
I got affiliated with this organization through my previous high school(St.Pius Catholic School) that is presently benefiting lot of facilities from this organization,ex.hand pump project.My personal experence with this youth non-profit serving organization and some basic acheivement are,I was taught about the important of internet,good moral conduct,how to associate myself with other,how to take responsibilities and how to be self-esteem.