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Amadu L. Bah

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Review for Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation, WaKeeney, KS, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was introduced to the Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation (SASEF) by its president and founding chair, Mrs Rhonda Staudt. This was the first time I was introduced to volunteerism as a whole. For the past twelve (12) months, I have been a member and active volunteer for this organization. During this time, I have been involved for my first time in many activities like workshops, youth meetings with other organizations, celebrations of important youth and peace days (eg. Day of the African Child), etc. During the celebration of Global Youth Service Day in April, another SASEF Youth Volunteer and I were to assign to the kids at St. Pius Catholic High School, a high school located outside Monrovia. We were tasked by our foundation to investigate the day to day challenges those children are faced with that can affect the way they perform in school. Amazingly, this school happened to be the same school I attended junior high. It felt so great giving back to my old school so early. I have also been able to travel to different parts of Liberia to carry out other initiatives.
My days of volunteering with SASEF are the greatest days of my life despite the challenges that we are sometimes faced with.

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

I have personally experienced the results of this organization from the many education for employment skills that I have learned since I started as a volunteer for SASEF.

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

I find this Organization very unique and would not like to make any changes to it.

Role:  Volunteer & I served as the communication director of the Volunteers in Liberia. This means I must always make sure that the volunteer constantly communicate with each other and with our founding chair and president. I must encourage them to keep each other post.