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September 11, 2013
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September 11, 2013
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Stepping Stone International's great work is changing lives all over the country. They complete projects and the results can be seen in our communities. There is no better NGO around that you can trust to actually get things done.

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

Take steps to further expand it's reach and capacity!

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

July 4, 2013

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July 4, 2013

i have worked with stepping stones international and there is no dout that they mean business when they say they are willing to help the public especially the youth.I have worked with stepping stones on their educational album"@AMBITION" which i hoped to have found some information about it on the website but to no avail,Mr Desmond lunga helped throughout the recording period of this album and i have enjoyed my time at the centre and working with the kids too has been a great experience.please update something about AMBITION the exposure can help.

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

form amusic class

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

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

Some

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

May 6, 2013

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May 6, 2013

Stepping Stones International is an amazing program that has made such a difference in the lives of so many young people. They provide support and services to a very underserved populations, teens and young adults orphaned by AIDES. Our Women's Club has donated to SSI for the last few years and we feel good that our donation is carefully used to directly benefit the participants. We have seen the growth of the program over time and look forward to continued involvement.

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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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

May 4, 2013

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May 4, 2013

I served as a US Peace Corps Volunteer at SSI for two years, 2011-2013. It was incredible to watch the adolescent participants grow in self confidence and leadership ability, gain skills to help them succeed academically and in life, and to build meaningful relationships with their peers and staff. SSI makes all the difference in the lives of these orphans and vulnerable teens, many of whom are HIV positive. It is a well run organization that strives to continually improve its programs. It is THE best run NGO in Botswana!

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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

May 2, 2013

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May 2, 2013

My name is Alexa Grooms and I had the pleasure of serving Stepping Stones International as an intern for two months. I helped S.S.I with their social media and developing their leadership curriculum.

During my time, I worked closely with the faculty and participates especially Lisa Jamu.
The passion and drive in every faculty member and the experience of every participant was positive. S.S.I does not just help its 100 participants will homework it takes a holistic approach to bettering their lives-- with goal setting, financial literacy, leadership building, and life skills. These subjects are not taught in schools and these participants without question are more secure and ready for life. S.S.I has also helped many participants go to college with their tutoring and land jobs and internships with their connections in the community.

S.S.I is a highly respected and thriving non-profit. Their ambition and drive to make their participants better in my opinion makes them an elite non-profit that deserves all positive recognition.

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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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

July 8, 2011

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July 8, 2011

I have had the opportunity to be a volunteer in the SSI program. I have learned so much about the community, as well as my own personnality.
My first initial goal when I first started was to improve the academic skills of the teenagers that attended the program. Everyone that worked there made
a difference; helping them in their daily obstacles, supporting them in their actions even providing them with a meal, gave them courage to strive in their lives.

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I have changed as a person working at SSI. I have realized that I can strive more in life and overcome the obstacles I face in my life. Professionnaly, it has made me realize what I would like to do in the future: a teacher that will help people who needs it the most. Thank You!

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I would not change anything about the organization. The people I've worked with were very welcoming and respectful, the activities were creative, even the building was well situated. SSI changes lives and is building the individuals for the future.

July 5, 2011

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July 5, 2011

My name is Kent Rowe and I volunteered with Stepping Stones initially to help establish a philosophy of sport and health. The idea was to use sports, physical activity and general health as a way of life, and the lessons learned from sport in other aspects of your life.
When I arrived I soon
realized what I was to do on top of my initial mandate was to roll up my sleeves and help in anyway possible. This ranged from helping with the meals, to listening to the kids stories and telling stories of where I come from.

this was one of the best experiences of my life as it helped me to better understand our global community. I speak of my experiences on a regular basis to anyone who will listen, and it seems everyone I speak to is interested to know more.

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

my attendance and information passed back through Lisa Jamu

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

Please add this commentary to the Health Campaign

September 20, 2012

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2 previous reviews - show all
July 3, 2011

Stepping Stones Intl. is a one of a kind program and most amazing. The staff is diverse and international from all parts of the world. The participants are given a chance to smile, laugh, and catch up... more

September 20, 2012

Have soliited donations and received. Feel very confident about an EXCELLENT program. Love SSI!!!!!!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

July 3, 2011

Stepping Stones Intl. is a one of a kind program and most amazing. The staff is diverse and international from all parts of the world. The participants are given a chance to smile, laugh, and catch up with a bit of the childhood that was stolen from them. Progress has been made in academics, communication skills, income generating, financial management, entrepreneur skills, computer training, goal setting. A critical issue os sexual abuse and gender equality is being address with the youth and in the community. SSI reaches the 100 participants AND families AND community....building a healthier environment. SSI is nothing short of THE VERY BEST!!!!!!! Thanks SSI!!!!!

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

The smiles and laughter emanating from the participants. At first Mmost were very shy and intovert but as time moved on they became trusting, open, laughing and loving.

Ways to make it better...

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

Somehow find more funding which is badly needed for progress.

September 23, 2009

It has been my privilege to spend time with the youth at Stepping Stones Intl. I am in awe at how these young people have opened up and are progressing in a world that seemed so far out of their reach. They now have the chance to make choices,set goals,and become contributing adults. They know what it is like to be their ages and have fun. With more donations and monies, this nonprofit can accomplish amazing feats. Please Help!!!!!

The Great!

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

Many miracles have taken place from the beginning. One is Lisa Jamu who is an amazing person and whose ideas, hopes, and dreams have made miracles happen!!!

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

the participants and the progress they make in interacting and opening up!

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

Flourish like no other!!!!! It would grow and be able to go to places that have asked them to come. SSI would be able to pay quality salaries for top of the line staff! WOW!! IMAGINE!!!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 3, 2011

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July 3, 2011

I have worked with Stepping Stones for almost a year now. Their staff and programs are great! The leadership and staff are really dedicated towards improving the lives of the youth they serve. The young people they serve appreciate and love their programs. They are dedicated to making the most of the opportunities given to them.

The Great!

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

my relationship with the staff and teens on shared projects

Ways to make it better...

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

donate computers and connect them to the internet

June 30, 2011

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June 30, 2011

Upon arriving at Stepping Stones, I was extremely impressed with their facilities and commitment to bettering vulnerable children's lives. Everyday there are mentors and employees there to help the children with their studies. The income generation project also provides a unique opportunity for the children to raise income. They can raise this income by making recycled bead jewelry or by working in the garden.

The Great!

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

interning for a month at the organization.

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

Increase the amount of participants and opportunities to do income generating projects.

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