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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

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

SASEF is an amazing foundation that not only has children's best interests and education at heart but others as well. A child's safety is probably one of the most important needs in the world today. The "V Sign" is so significant to children's safety world wide and will ultimately save hundreds if not thousands of kids lives. I applaud the determination and tenacity which SASEF has displayed in order to achieve world wide recognition to assist others with education, safety and a better quality of life. I met the director of SASEF, Rhonda Staudt, in Liberia, West Africa where she was actively involved with helping many people not only there but throughout the world. She is truly a gift from God for so many people.

Previous Stories

Donor

Rating: 5

The Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation is an amazing non-profit organization which assist kids with their education and dreams. The organization has assisted many kids in different parts of the world who are underprivileged and need education. Rhonda Staudt enthusiasm for all children's education can be seen in all that she does from the children's drawing competitions, the library projects, book donations, etc. Rhonda has a dream to educate all children and she passionately pursues every avenue to achieve her goals. It's a pleasure and honor to know Rhonda and SASEF.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is my great privilege to know Rhonda Staudt and to have seen, first hand, the heartwarming results of SASEF. The work they do is a lifeline to the children they help, help that wouldn't have found them any other way, due to their socioeconomic and geographic challenges. The drive and determination of Ms. Staudt and the members of SASEF, to see the progress they have made and the goals they have achieved, is truly inspiring!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Foundation has been instumental in making positive life changes. The benfits the youth gain are necessary in becoming productive adults and being role models for other youth to follow. To know the value of education in todays society is the grass roots of this foundation. I applaud the Founder and all the volunteers for their Committment dedication and most importantly their devotion to providing education to children around the world.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Aim of Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation is that, to help undrepriveledged Children go to School , who without the help of SASEF, would Not Be possible. I'ved Known Rhonda Staudt (founder) and this Foundation for many Years and that SASEF is a Trustworthy and Dependable Organization .

Laurie234

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Helping children in need get an education is truly an awesome act on your part.

Eugene M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In my opinion the Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation (SASEF) is filling a great need in the world. Education for those who need it. (including those who cannot afford it) Through their efforts, the lives of many are being made better. Changing a generation. Go SASEF!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As another expiate working in another sector, I have observed the enthusiasm and dedication the staff, and volunteers of the Shirley Ann Sullivan Foundation in Education. Their expectations for youth are clear, purposefully and set standards. Working with the youth volunteers in educational forums has been energizing and meaningful. Education 4 All program is inclusive and targets youth who need representation.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

The greatest aspect of the Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation is that their programs directly improve the lives of children around the globe. With a voluntary staff, based in numerous different countries, link through Internet technology, SASEF can address areas on a local level and respond directly using the skills and resources of its global team.