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  

SASEF has been very supportive to the growth and development of Messengers of Peace-Liberia(MOP), a Non Profit, Voluntary Organization working with youth in promoting peace and development through Volunteerism since 2011. MOP-Liberia’s vision is to become one of the great Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) movement in Liberia and the sub-region which stands for key peace values and is not afraid or reluctant to stand up for peace and non-violence. MOP-Liberia is a conscientious objector to any form of violence anywhere in the world. During its embryonic phase, SASEF provided the impetus for the growth of Messengers of Peace-Liberia through various capacity building programs for Peace Messengers(volunteers) including the Executives and Board Members. SASEF also assisted greatly in hoisting MOP website and provided resource linkages to organizations whose mandates were in sic with that of Messengers of Peace-Liberia. Consequently,raised the profile of the organization to international standard. SASEF assisted in the promotion of MOP's three(3) online proposals on strengthening peace clubs in Liberian schools and communities, Mentorship and Coaching Program for Adolescent Girls in Peacebuilding and Advocacy for Peace Project. Moreover, I've been greatly touched and inspired in my professional journey by the work and programmes of SASEF as Executive Director of Messengers of Peace-Liberia(MOP).

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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My first time coming across Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation(SASEF) or knowing about this unique organization was through it's founding chair . SASEF has been working tirelessly with its support through Educational empowerment for youth in Liberia. One major example is a one day intensive traning on organizational skills called "Raising the Bar" organized by SASEF for a Non-Governmental and Non-political Organization called Messengers of Peace Liberia(MOP Liberia), a youth group dedicated to preaching message of peace and development in Liberia. As part of SASEF's mandate as it relates to Educational empowerment, this organization has been providing support to other youth organizations in Liberia aimed at achieving the Millenium Development Goals(MDGS) for Liberia, such support was also given during the celebration of the Global Youth Service Day(GYSD 2011) in Liberia where youths of Liberia were educated on the Millenium Development Goals(Goals 2, 6 & 7) which has to do with ACHIVING UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION ,
COMBATING HIV/AIDS, MALARIA AND OTHER DISEASES
and lastly ENSURING ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY.

 
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It was great having had the opportunity of participating as a volunteer Drama Teacher back in 2009 for SASEF in Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. The project helped a group of low income teenage students to identify their dreams and helping them visualize the possibilities for achieving their goals in the near future. It was amazing to see how this organization really opened up their minds and made them identify and believe in their potential.
Joice de Brito e Cunha

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

The way it has helped Brazilian students in a low income neighborhoor to identify and go after their dreams and goals.

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I was introduced to the SHIRLEY ANN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION by the chair and founder Mrs. Staudt.
I have been volunteering for’ SASEF’ for (24) months along with other youth members in Liberia implementing projects, serving as facilitator at workshops. In doing all of the above, I have the ability to work along with any other organization to plan, implement, and sustain projects.

I was also thought the Millennium Development Goals, their uses and importance, and how to implement the millennium goals in communities.

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

I was privileged to learn how to create projects, create sustainability mechanism for the project, and had the opportunity to be a part of the planning and organizing of the Global Youth Service Day. This project gave me the experience to work along with other Youth Serving Organizations.

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

I personally appreciate the policy of this foundation, and their programs, as well as their projects. I would not like to change anything from this foundation.

 
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I was introduced to the Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation (SASEF) by its president and founding chair, Mrs Rhonda Staudt. This was the first time I was introduced to volunteerism as a whole. For the past twelve (12) months, I have been a member and active volunteer for this organization. During this time, I have been involved for my first time in many activities like workshops, youth meetings with other organizations, celebrations of important youth and peace days (eg. Day of the African Child), etc. During the celebration of Global Youth Service Day in April, another SASEF Youth Volunteer and I were to assign to the kids at St. Pius Catholic High School, a high school located outside Monrovia. We were tasked by our foundation to investigate the day to day challenges those children are faced with that can affect the way they perform in school. Amazingly, this school happened to be the same school I attended junior high. It felt so great giving back to my old school so early. I have also been able to travel to different parts of Liberia to carry out other initiatives.
My days of volunteering with SASEF are the greatest days of my life despite the challenges that we are sometimes faced with.

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

I have personally experienced the results of this organization from the many education for employment skills that I have learned since I started as a volunteer for SASEF.

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

I find this Organization very unique and would not like to make any changes to it.

 
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Hi, I got to know this wonderful foundation by meeting Founding Chair Ms. Rhonda Staudt. I am impressed by her energy, optimism, ideas and work. It is nice to see how many events and projects they have going on all the time and in several countries. I have seen the eyes of the children who participated in those projects and it´s was enough to get how much it means to them and what it gives them. It changes their lives, it gives them future, it learns them to act. My self, I was just I small part, who just has helped sorting the seemingly millions of donated books from Cultural early last year, who attended some events and did some donations. I wish I would have this energy and courage like Ms. Rhonda Staudt. It was a privilege to work with her. Will always support them :) GO SASEF!

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meeting children

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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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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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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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My personal experience with this Great Nonprofit is so great in that, I learned how to work on the computer, how to used the Internet, how to composed a well written messages, how to speak on the phone, how to speak in public, how to create documents, how to put office things in order, how to interact with others, how to dress professional, how to motivate others to do the right thing and how to stay focus. This Organization can go forward if only lots of hard-working, respectful, understandable and well-behave people continue to exist in it.

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

that, it has given me the opportunity to work as a youth volunteer Assistant Secretary and Internship Global Secretary,the boldness of giving speech, the secret of maintaining a good job and the opportunity of meeting Dignitary.

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

want all the workers or volunteers to be well-behaved, respectful, hard-working and understandable because, some of them are not.

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

that I have learned how to be on time for things, I have learned the steps of been educated and the secrets of getting and keeping a job.

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

staff from the Kendeja Resort Villas, Monrovia, Liberia and Senator of Maryland County, Monrovia, Liberia, John Baylout. I also met volunteers like, the Federation of Liberia Youth and the Youth for Community & Academy Development Services (YOCADS).

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

really change the world to make a better place for all in that, it will provide scholarships for education, provide opportunity for jobs, help improve the lives of many that need to be improved.

Ways to make it better...

I have the chance and will-power to remain in this organization for eternity.

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

lack of many Donors to help improve this organization and also lack of awareness to many people about this organization.

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

the Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation (SASEF), a Great Nonprofit Organization is the greatest and among all the world best and will forever be!!!

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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