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

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

Rhonda Staudt embodies the spirit and mission of the organization she founded. The SASEF community is privileged to have someone with such a big and open heart combined with expertise in many areas essential to its success. She was very helpful to The Institute for Conscious Global Change by giving great consulting advice. SASEF will continue to have a positive impact on the global community in the field education for a long time to come. They will always have my support.

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?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've had the privilege of knowing and helping SASEF from its formation. As a professional who has worked for almost 30 years with many charitable organizations, I can honestly say that SASEF is one of the best. I've seen only consistently excellent, high quality programs and initiatives produced and developed by SASEF. SASEF is an example of what a charitable organization should provide to improve life for all of us, directly and indirectly. SASEF's programs are truly a life changing blessing to the participants!

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

make none.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Excellent example of a well run volunteer organization.

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?

2012

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

It was almost a year ago now when I was first inroduced to the Shirley Ann Sullivan Education Foundation. Snice that initial introduction I have been truly amazed at the amount of work the organisation has done for youth in Liberia and other parts of the world. SASEF is an organisation truly committed to the impowerment of youth, no lip-service here they are the real deal. The passion of Founding Chair Rhonda Sullivan is immeasurable and I feel highly honoured to have worked with her and SASEF. A dynamic organisation that strongly focuses on holistoic youth development, SASEF's recent leadership seminar held for the youth leaders of Messengers of Peace-Liberia was so well recieved that the young people have asked for a follow-up. The workshop was designed and facilitated by Mrs. Staudt supported by Mr Kimmie Weeks, Executive Director of Youth Action International (YAI) and Ms. Sarah-Jane Mungo, Executive Director of The Development Resource. SASEF has also formed critical alliances with key organisations that promote education and employable skills development for youth.

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

A project in Harbel, Magibi County , Liberia where children were given copy books that they took home and were asked over the course of several weeks to write what they felt was impacting on them getting a good education. The results were amazing as the children really highlighted some of the challenges they faced. SASEF's goal was for the kids to be able to aticulate hindereances to them recieving an education and assisting with possible solutions.

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

None. The organisation is well run and carries out its mandate very effectively as evidenced by the number of young people it has served.

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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: 5 stars  

SASEF is a non-profit organization, that specializes in charity funding to help support education to those less fortunate in third world countries.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

SASEF is one of the outstanding nonprofit organizations that aids the third world children in broaden their horizons and giving their willing hearts and mind a chance to grow. This nonprofit organization created fundraising ethics by setting up a library and giving the children the ability to freely education themselves. Children are our future and that is the concern of SASEF.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

SASEF is a outstanding non-profit organization. I look forward in becoming an officier on the board of directors. Education for the pproverty is such an outstanding goal for hhumans to strive in.

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

Give us a Chance Liberia fundraiser, it was a success.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

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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