Mission: The Caribbean Education Foundation, Inc. (CEF) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping poor children receive meaningful access to quality education in the Caribbean.
Our current mission country is Jamaica. For example, in Jamaica, PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION IS NOT FREE. Many poor children are unable to attend high school because families cannot afford the costs.
CEF awards scholarships to children who are unable to attend school, because families are unable to pay school fees and other required school related costs. Our Student Scholarships pay school fees, purchase text books, school supplies, uniforms, meals and transportation.
CEF’s goal is to take action, to ensure things will change to break the poverty cycle and give our youth meaningful choices and opportunities in this world.
Results: CEF has already awarded 40 student scholarships in excess of $50,000 U.S. dollars to brilliant, under-served students in Jamaica in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012. It plans to continue to help many more children in 2013.
Target demographics: CEF awards scholarships to children at all levels of education who are unable to attend public school because parents cannot pay the tuition and other school related costs.
However, CEF current focus is on poor children ages 10-17 years old who are unable to attend Junior High and High School in Jamaica. Our Scholarships pay school fees, purchase text books, school supplies, uniforms, meals and transportation.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 18 children in need of an education.
Geographic areas served: Jamaica
Programs: Paul Bogle Scholarship for High School
Create a Learning Center for Children in Kingston, Jamaica
Venice Stubbs Higher Education Sustaining Scholarship
for Boarding for University Students
Joe Higgs University Scholarship for undergraduate students
Five stars to CEF from Trenhorne Films. Major contribution to Caribbean development, the furtehring of Caribbean education and bringing awareness about educating our youth to the world. Fabulous. Trenhorne Films
I commended CEF for its outstanding job of humanity, by supporting the less fortune youths to obtain a higher education, and funding their basic needs. Truly, I'm inspired in joining force with CEF to make this world a better place!!!
Caribbean Education Foundation is standing in the gap for brilliant students who simply cannot afford to pay for tuition. As we all know, a good education is the vehicle by which these students can work their way to success and out of poverty and even this is unattainable for most. CEF has stepped up to the plate, but if the Foundation doesn't get the financial help it needs, these poor children will be barred from entering classes! I thought, so fortunate we are here in the US to have basic high school education for FREE! Not so in Jamaica! Let us get it together and help CEF to help these children! I support this cause 1000%.
After listening to the "Positive Reasoning with Marcia Higgs" interview with Nikiki Bogle, checking out the CEF web pages and reading these reviews and testimonials, I am impressed, to say the least! This organization seems to be a great and welcoming home for the needy students and as Marcia says, "With one child at a time, WE can break down illiteracy!" I'm happy to endorse CEF! Far exceeds my expectations!
This fabulous organization takes on a specific purpose, education of children, and puts the money where it is most needed. Children are the adults of tomorrow, and insuring their education will build a better world. There are fewer ways to make sure a donation is well spent.