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Toni Neubauer

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Review for Educational Pathways International, Incline Village, NV, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have followed the growth of Educational Pathways International for the past several years as an advisor and friend to founders Sara and Leonard Lafrance. The organization provides university scholarships to gifted and needy rural students and provides advice and support to these students while in university in Ghana. This year, the organization graduated its first group of scholarship students and is creating a very special alumni group. They have an excellent program person in Ghana and the founders regularly visit the country to meet with their scholarship recipients. Additionally, the founders have an excellent group of advisors, who help select students in the States. This is definitely an organization and model to watch as it grows and develops.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Advisor
 

Review for READ (Rural Education and Development) Global, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I just returned two weeks ago from visiting 9 different READ Global rural library community centers in Bhutan and Nepal. With me were a group of trekkers in Bhutan and photographers in Nepal. All of the travelers, as well as myself, were tremendously impressed not only with the libraries, but with their sustainability and impact they have had on the communities in both countries. The community people showed us around the centers with tremendous pride and told us story after story about how they had been affected personally by the libraries and their social programs - micro-credit, women's empowerment, health, literacy, etc. Businesses that fully sustained and supported the libraries included a poultry farm, ambulance, tractor rental, furniture factory, storefront rental, and agricultural cooperative.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Board Member