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

Rating: 5 stars  

It was almost a year ago now when I was first inroduced to the Shirley Ann Sullivan Education Foundation. Snice that initial introduction I have been truly amazed at the amount of work the organisation has done for youth in Liberia and other parts of the world. SASEF is an organisation truly committed to the impowerment of youth, no lip-service here they are the real deal. The passion of Founding Chair Rhonda Sullivan is immeasurable and I feel highly honoured to have worked with her and SASEF. A dynamic organisation that strongly focuses on holistoic youth development, SASEF's recent leadership seminar held for the youth leaders of Messengers of Peace-Liberia was so well recieved that the young people have asked for a follow-up. The workshop was designed and facilitated by Mrs. Staudt supported by Mr Kimmie Weeks, Executive Director of Youth Action International (YAI) and Ms. Sarah-Jane Mungo, Executive Director of The Development Resource. SASEF has also formed critical alliances with key organisations that promote education and employable skills development for youth.

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

A project in Harbel, Magibi County , Liberia where children were given copy books that they took home and were asked over the course of several weeks to write what they felt was impacting on them getting a good education. The results were amazing as the children really highlighted some of the challenges they faced. SASEF's goal was for the kids to be able to aticulate hindereances to them recieving an education and assisting with possible solutions.

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

None. The organisation is well run and carries out its mandate very effectively as evidenced by the number of young people it has served.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & SASEF has collaborated on several activities with the UNited Nations Volunteer Programme in Liberia including the celebration of International Volunteer Day, Global Youth Service Day and UN International Day of Peace. SASEF has also been advising on the b.