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elschefers

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Review for Daystar U.S., Bloomington, MN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

We have Supported Students at Daystar University for the past 13 years and feel we are full filling a dream and creating a legacy of helping others through the future work of these Students we support.
My dream while working my way through college was to try to help others perhaps by joining the peace corps, but for many reasons it was not possible. When nearing retirement with Family financial obligations taken care I still wanted to do some good but decided I could do more good by working longer and giving more to well managed non profits.
I retired in 2011 at age 71 my wife and I took a trip to Kenya to visit Daystar and another non profit that we support to see what good our giving was doing. We Were extremely pleased at what we saw at Daystrar and everything Daystar US told us was correct in terms of Facilities, instructors and the culture of developing "servant leaders". The most important part for us was when we had a short visit with 8 of the students we had supported who had recently graduated and they sincerely thanked us for this opportunity only because of us. I confirmed that for me this is an excellent investment in that it fills a DREAM & LEGACY of what I wanted to do, when I asked what they hoped to be doing in 10 years, and each one in some way wanted to help others by creating jobs or community building and while making a good living to also help others get the same chance they received.
You also get very good value for your charitable dollar in that you can educate a student in Kenya, Africa for less than 1/4 the cost of in the USA and more likely they will stay to help develop Africa as 80% who graduate do.

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