ST AUGUSTINE SCHOOL ALUMNI INTERNATIONAL INC

Rating: 4.99 stars   79 reviews

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Location: 961 Pinoak Ln % Crisostomo L Buenavista Cantonment FL 32533 USA

Mission: To help bright, promising, and academically motivated 8th grade youth who come from poor families get a good high school education at SAS by sponsoring their 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades of high school through scholarship fund donations.
Results: We have so far graduated six scholars. We have a total of 22 kids in varying grades attending high school. We have successfully facilitated emergency assistance to victims of typhoon Peping with voluntarily donated funds. We have successfully participated in the SAS school centennial celebrations, putting up our own booth to disseminate information, recruit applicants. We hosted a community picnic, crowned the fiesta queen, donated her queen's trophy, and sponsored a centennial ball. We have involved the scholars and their parents in the outreach to the community activities. We held educational excursions for the kids during their school break. We have encouraged members of our board of trustees to visit with the Field Team and the scholars when they go home to the Philippines on vacation from their overseas domiciles.
Programs: High school graduation Emergency assistance to flood victims Involvement in community activities to promote cultural appreciation, such as, the celebration of town fiestas.
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Rating: 5 stars  

For me personally, having been selected as one of the SAS Ai scholars is an achievement. It would have been very difficult for my parents to send me to SAS high school. We are very poor. When SAS Ai explained their scholarship program to my family, we could not believe the generosity of the assistance package. But, this is for me a God given moment. I am taking full advantage of the opportunity so that I can work toward a college scholarship. My family and I are very grateful to all the generous folks that support the mission of SAS Ai by donating to the scholarship fund.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The greatest gift I ever received is the gift of a free high school education, with the help of Saint Augustine School Alumni International, a charitable organization aimed at helping bright but poor students of Tagudin and its neighboring towns get quality education. I am pretty sure that with their continued support, more young people will benefit from their scholarship program. A better and brighter future and a greater chance for the scholars of SAS Ai like me to succeed. LONG LIVE SAS Ai!!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Rating: 5 stars  

I thank God for the gift of free education and I consider this a blessing for I am a beneficiary of this worthy endeavor. This was made possible because of the Saint Augustine's School Alumni International, Incorporated or simply SAS Ai. The people behind this organization and the many generous supporters of the mission of SAS Ai are making it possible for us poor kids to attend high school at St Augustine's School (SAS). All our generous sponsors and donors are making a great big sacrifice to help us kids. For myself, I believe that education is freedom. With a good education I will be able to help my family as I get a job. The entire community of Tagudin benefits from this SAS Ai scholarship program. We are all grateful to be able to attend a quality Catholic institution, Saint Augustine's School.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

SAS Ai benefited me so much because it is through the SAS Ai scholarship program that I am able to attend St Augustine's School. My parents are very proud of my accomplishment. Earning good grades has come as a result of hard work but not as hard as it would have been if I still have to worry about where my next tuition fee is coming from. SAS Ai also helped me to be a strong believer in myself. Attending school has improved my decision making abilities largely due to the high expectations SAS Ai puts upon us. Being a SAS Ai scholar remains challenging to this day because I have to keep up my grades at a high standard. I am proud to be a SAS Ai scholar.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

SAS Ai scholarship program helped me with my school expenses. It gave us scholars a chance to study in a high standard school, Saint Augustine's School. It helped us also in our everyday lives because with SAS Ai paying for the tuition, we scholars don't have to worry and fret about where the next matriculation fee is coming from. I pray for the safety of all the members of the Board and all our generous donors who are willing to help and support all of us scholars.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

First of all sir , I want to thank SAS Ai again for choosing me to be a scholar in this scholarship program . SAS Ai helped me to achieve my dreams and goals in my life by giving me a chance to continue my studies at one of the most prestigious high schools like SAS. It also benefited me to learn good, more and also broaden and widen my knowledge about other things. SAS Ai not only helped me but also helped my parents because they don't have the money to send me to high school. Hoping that this program will continue in helping the poor and deserving families to attain their goals, continue their studies, and turn their dreams in to reality.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

As an overseas worker I realize that education is very important when competing for domestic helper positions. Knowing what SAS Ai is trying to do to help the bright kids who come from poor families back home in the Philippines get a high school education, I have to declare my support for their mission in a public way. I too come from poor beginnings and attended St Augustine School. I know that education is very important. Mabuhay SAS Ai.

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Definitely

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Life-changing

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2009

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered for duty with SAS Ai because I firmly believe in the mission of helping bright kids who come from poor families get a good high school education at SAS. Watching the kids progress through school gives me the greatest feeling of satisfaction. I also like to help solicit scholarship funds from my friends, colleagues and peers.

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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

I heard about SAS Ai from a relative who is sponsoring a student attending SAS. From his report this SAS Ai organization is a model of efficiency and professionalism. I wholeheartedly believe the report and I have seen the organization's impact in the entire community of Tagudin.

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Life-changing

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2009

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a recent graduate of St Augustine School (SAS) and the youngest member of the SAS Ai board of trustees. I was the first handicapped wheelchair bound person to attend and graduate from SAS. In all my years at SAS I enjoyed the utmost cooperation of the nuns and the faculty. I highly recommend to all high school bound students to consider attending SAS high school. It would have been so good to have this SAS Ai organization when I attended school. With my good grades and financial need, I could have applied for sponsorship. But I am happy for the current crop of scholars that we have. They are very motivated to achieve their full potential. One thing that helps them focus on their school work is the locally based SAS Ai Field Team that takes care of their needs. I am proud to be a member of this organization. I also would like to promote our cause and mission to the generous public. Please give us your support for the sake of the children.

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?

2009

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