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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development Programs

Mission: To unlock the potential of orphaned and vulnerable youth (ages 12-25+) by nurturing their mental, physical and social well-being and creating realizable opportunities for them to become self-sufficient.

Results: 7000+ youth served since 2005

Target demographics: unlock the potential of orphaned and vulnerable youth (ages 12-25+) by nurturing their mental, physical and social well-being to create opportunities for them to become self-sufficient.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1000+ youth

Geographic areas served: Mochudi, Botswana

Programs: Leadership Skills, Life Skills, Community Mobilization, Men Care, Social Advocacy (HIV/AIDS, teenage pregnancy, gender based violence)

Community Stories

74 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Stepping Stones International (SSI) is unique, being supported not only by the Community, but the Chief. It is a place of learning, safety and development for children that has made a lasting difference to the most vulnerable. SSI is working at the forefront of children's issues in Botswana that will extend the reach of its work to a national level.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Stepping Stones is one of the best organizations I know of! I have visited Stepping Stones once, and fell in love. The work they do with teenagers is inspiring. Teens often get left out in the cold, but its nice to see that someone is finally giving them a chance to succeed in life.

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Stepping Stones International targets the youth who are most of the times forgotten. SSI helps the kids with their home and domestic life, personal challenges, emotional grievances, school academics, life goals and expectations and to better themselves as a whole. With the help of donors, SSI could go beyond their potential and soar to amazing heights. SSI needs funding to be able to hire credible and qualified staff, pay the current staff adequately, create and develop curriculum that is appropriate, and provide the best for the youth that it serves daily. This organization is an inspiration to me and I hope to see it blossom further! Given the resources SSI has now, the organization and its staff is doing the best to make a difference in the youth community.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Stepping Stones International has quality lasting impact on youth who are vulnerable and need guidance in their lives. They need to increase their staff size to help more kids.