Stepping Stones International

Rating: 4.74 stars   43 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 693 17TH Ave % Lisa Jamu Salt Lake Cty UT 84103 USA

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2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

SSI is an absolutely fantastic organisation. They really want to unlock the potential of youth and really deliver. I wish it would garner a lot of financial support from donors because they really deliver. I am absolutely honoured to be part of this life changing team. As an Education and ICT Coordinator, I see change each and every day in the lives of SSI participants. SSI keep it up and community please support SSI!!!!!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Impacting young people positively is not easy in today's World but somehow SSI International makes it look so easy and so much fun too for the youth in Botswana..... Great work, keep it up!!!

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

is it your office help the other outside of your country too, like my country tanzania youth?

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Stepping Stones International is a one of a kind NGO in Botswana giving hope and life to youth ages 12-18 and beyond. These children are being fed, taught social skills, given a chance to know their worth and value. They have been robbed of a childhood and are given the chance to pick themselves up and realize that they are loved and are very valuable souls. They are receiving tutoring and are passing their tests and moving on to the next level of education. Many have progressed to employment in a field of their liking and choice. If not for this opportunity all would be out in the streets idly wandering and wondering and most likely engaging in activities of an evil nature.

Yes! Stepping Stones International is WONDERFUL AND VALUABLE!!!!!!!!!!! It is a happy place for many!!!

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?

A lot

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?

2014

 
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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

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

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

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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!!!!!

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.

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

Somehow find more funding which is badly needed for progress.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

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!!!!!

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!!!

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?

2009-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

my experience with stepping stone was spectacular, the first time i heard about it i was surely taken aback and then came their official open which as a perfect way of make us partners to experience what they are doing for the kids of Mochudi which is so splendid. The approach they use is holistic and give the children a chance to choose and make choices. It is really important keep stepping stones as it reaches to so many students. I remember asking Lisa why she doesn't scale up he services ad she said to me give me money i will do it. So give her the funds she will do it.

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

taht it touches the liffe of the child which is my passion in life to have a place where the are loved.

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

expand to other places i botswana.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

SSI helps youth become more confident in themselves and their future. They are able to see for themselves that they can continue to go to school and reach for the stars despite their personal situations.

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

Provide more services to the youth in the area by hiring more staff and providing different trainings.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-2-01

 
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