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

Rating: 4 stars  

Calvary Empowerment Team (CET) as a local Not for Profit Organization came in contact with SASEF in mid 2010 while scouting for partners for its summer camp for children. SASEF offered a hand of partnership that touched the lives of staffs, volunteers and participants of CET's program. As an institution looking for partnership, funding and technical assistance, SASEF provided us the technical assistance in organizational development, project development, networking, and social marketing. Our experience with SASEF leaves CET in a network of governmental, non governmental agencies, public and privite institutions and a sound and vibrant organizational structure. Our kids experience with SASEF as reflected in an evaluation questionaire at the end of a six weeks basketball and psycho-social camp, shows that the SASEF sponsored 16 children had life changing encounters ranging from lacked of idea about youth involvement community service, causes of malaria, hygiene to learning how to play basketball. More than 83 children in Firestone and Monrovia were touched through SASEF facilitation during our training sessions on some of the above listed issues. Two of the SASEf sponsored children are still under going counseling which is greatly impacting their lives. CET as an organization is really benefiting from SASEF partnership. Currently, SASEF and CET are working on a joint program to launch massive awareness in Harbel on the MDGs, focusing on MDGs 3,4,5,6,&7,8. CET staff experience with SASEF cannot be over emphasized. SASEF is currently grooming three staffs of CET through its education for employment program which is making significant impact on the lives of these staffs. As a result of SASEF, one of CET's staff was enlisted for a workshop with ChildFund Liberia as a social worker and certificated at the end of this training. My experience as Executive Director of CET in relations to SASEF is a big one. SASEF offices has been opened to me as a place of reference, coaching, mentoring and above all research. SASEF has helped me as a person identified major weaknesses in my leadership career and has provided me guidiance in dealing with these issues. SASEF remains a premier not for profit in the promotion of education.

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

Networking was a challange until I encountered SASEF. Now, I can walk through my networks and achieve results. For instance, YOCAD and I are developing strong ties and planning to work together in the area of community service.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Its ability to mentor local youth serving organizations and leaders

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Friendly, motivating, and knowledgeable about the subject (youth works)

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build capacity of local youth serving organizations to take ownership of its environment.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

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Role:  Client Served & Organized a summer basketball and psycho-social camp for children 6-19 years.