Caribbean Education Foundation, Inc.

The CARIBBEAN EDUCATION FOUNDATION, INC. (CEF) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the United States, dedicated to helping poor children receive meaningful access to quality education in the Caribbean. CEF awards scholarships to children who are unable to attend school, because families are unable to pay school fees and other required school related costs. Our Student Scholarships pay school fees, purchase text books, school supplies, uniforms, meals and transportation. The Caribbean Education Foundation is established on the principles in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, UN Declaration of Human Rights. CEF believes education is the cornerstone to choice and ...
Sep 22, 2015

Meet Sarah - the Wonder Graduate and CEF's Perfect Scholar

CEF Scholar Sarah graduates from Immaculate High
CEF Scholar Sarah graduates from Immaculate High

MEET SARAH - THE WONDER GRADUATE!!!  Big Congratulations to Caribbean Education Foundation Scholarship Recipient, Sarah, who graduated from Immaculate Conception High School for Girls in Jamaica in 2015! Sarah graduated as an “Honor Student” with an “A” Grade Point Average! In addition, Sarah graduated First in Human & Social Biology in the entire graduating class of over 200 students! We are so PROUD of Sarah’s tremendous accomplishment!

In addition to her high school achievements, Sarah managed to achieve STELLAR RESULTS on the Caribbean Examinations Counsel (CSEC), which students must master in order to get into Sixth Form (Grades 12 and 13).

Sarah achieved PERFECT SCORES in all 8 Subjects taken!

  • Caribbean History                    -1
  • Economics                              - 1
  • English A                                 -1
  • English B                                 -1
  • Human and Social Biology     -1
  • Information Technology          -1
  • Mathematics                           -1
  • Spanish                                  -1



In 2010, at 12 years old, Sarah was awarded the CEF Paul Bogle Scholarship based on high academics and financial need, to attend public high school, along with 5 other children. She graduated from Duhaney Park Primary School. Each year for the past 5 years, CEF has renewed Sarah’s Scholarship, so she could continue to attend high school. Sarah stands as an impressive young lady at 17 years old!

Despite very challenging circumstances, Sarah has held focus and marvelously excelled! She made Honor Roll each term at Immaculate High. As Sarah continues in her quest to Sixth Form in September and next to journey to University to pursue Law, we wish her all the best! We hope that she keeps focus and becomes a positive force in her community, Jamaica and the world. CEF will continue to renew Sarah’s Scholarship for the next 2 years of Sixth Form, as long as we have funding to do so.

We would like say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone, particularly our hundreds of Global Giving donors, who have generously contributed to the Caribbean Education Foundation (CEF)!  A “Special Thank You” to our CEF Education Ambassador, Natasha Davids, who has sponsored Sarah’s CEF Scholarship for the past several years!  We truly appreciate your support.  Our CEF Scholars such as Sarah graduating from High School is the reward for your kindness, generosity and love.

Educate One Child. Empower a Community. And Transform our World.

Please let us continue to make each CEF Scholar have meaningful access to education in Jamaica! 

Sarah receives Top Award - First in Human Biology
Sarah receives Top Award - First in Human Biology
CEO Nikiki Bogle & Manager, Ms. McLennon w/ Sarah
CEO Nikiki Bogle & Manager, Ms. McLennon w/ Sarah
2010-CEF CEO Nikiki Bogle awards Sarah Scholarship
2010-CEF CEO Nikiki Bogle awards Sarah Scholarship
2015-CEF CEO Nikiki Bogle with Sarah at graduation
2015-CEF CEO Nikiki Bogle with Sarah at graduation

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Sep 16, 2015

Day of Service at the Learning Center Space - CEF Scholar Amoy Graduates from High School

Some of our CEF Volunteers on Day of Service
Some of our CEF Volunteers on Day of Service

We are happy to report that in July 2015, the Caribbean Education Foundation (CEF) finally secured the space in downtown Kingston that we wanted for the Learning Center!  In August, we had our first Day of Service - Clean Up Day!  Several volunteers came to downtown Kingston and assisted our local team.  Our painter extraordinaire, Paul, did an excellent job transforming the rooms!  Thank you to all our volunteers for your assistance with cleaning up the space!  We are grateful for their time and efforts to help make the space welcoming to our disadvantaged children.  This month, we are completing the fix up process and begin to transform the space with necessary items for the Center.  We will update you on our progress and official opening date! 

In the meantime, our CEO, Nikiki Bogle, Esq. has been in Kingston overseeing the final process at the Center space; and attending high school graduations for 6 of our 20 students on CEF Scholarships.  The six high school graduates have been funded by CEF for the past five years to gain meaningful access to education.  From 2010-2015, CEF Scholarships paid their school fees, text books, school supplies, lunch and transportation.  We cannot believe that they graduated this year - - 5 years went by very quickly. They were 11 and 12 years old when we got them into our Scholarship Program and now they are young adults at 16 and17 years old!

In attending the first high school graduations with our team, one alarming fact came from a Valedictorian Speech about the lack of access to technology at a very prestigious public high school in Jamaica.  In her speech, the Valedictorian described how it was a huge challenge to get a computer to use in the lab. In addition, she often was hungry at school, because there were countless times that she had to use her lunch money to pay for printing of homework assignments in the school’s computer lab!  Their computer lab at the school did not have free printing of homework assignments for students, although a technology fee is included in the paid school fee!  Now, if that is one of the wealthy public schools, one can only imagine what is happening at the regular schools. Our CEF Learning & Technology Center will have sufficient computers and free printing for scholars' homework, so children don't have to go hungry at school.

MEET THE GRADUTE: AMOY

We would like to say BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Caribbean Education Foundation Scholarship Recipient, Amoy, who graduated from Ardenne High School in Kingston, Jamaica in 2015! We are so PROUD of her accomplishment!

In 2010, at 11 years old, Amoy was awarded our CEF Paul Bogle Scholarship based on high academics and financial need, to attend public high school, along with 5 other children. She graduated from Portsmouth Primary School. Each year for the past 5 years, CEF has renewed Amoy’s Scholarship, so she could continue to attend high school. Amoy is an impressive young lady, now at 16 years old!

Despite very challenging economic and family circumstances, Amoy has held steadfast in focus to do her best! Amoy would like to pursue medicine at University.  In her Scholarship Application Essay in 2010, Amoy said she wanted to be a Surgeon. We are surprised that 5 years later, she has the same plan. Since Amoy received the 5th Highest CSEC Score in English Literature in all of Ardenne High School, we hope she also considers professions such as Law, Professor of Literature, Public Relations, etc. Whichever profession she pursues, we wish Amoy the very best! The sky is the limit! We hope that Amoy keeps focus and becomes a positive force in her community, Jamaica and the world. CEF will continue to renew Amoy’s Scholarship for the next 2 years of Sixth Form, as long as we have funding to do so.

We would like say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone, particularly our hundreds of Global Giving donors, who have contributed funds to the Caribbean Education Foundation (CEF)!  A “Special Thank You” to Boston J.U.M.P. charity, which has helped to sponsor Amoy’s CEF Scholarship in the past. We truly appreciate your support! Our CEF Scholars such as Amoy graduating from High School is the reward for your kindness, generosity and love. Please let us continue to make each CEF Scholar have meaningful access to education in Jamaica!

Heartfelt Thank You to all you Global Giving donors who have helped to bring the CEF Learning & Technology to life!  We will now be able provide much-needed assistance to needy children on the second phase of our education project. 

Learning Center Clean Up - getting mops ready
Learning Center Clean Up - getting mops ready
Learning Center Clean Up - cleaning on first floor
Learning Center Clean Up - cleaning on first floor
Learning Center Clean Up- Painter Paul is prepping
Learning Center Clean Up- Painter Paul is prepping
Center Clean Up - Paul paints first computer room
Center Clean Up - Paul paints first computer room
Center Clean Up- Cecil paints second computer room
Center Clean Up- Cecil paints second computer room
Reggae Singer, I Righteous helps to clean window
Reggae Singer, I Righteous helps to clean window
Our Volunteer Charmaine and CEO are ready to clean
Our Volunteer Charmaine and CEO are ready to clean
CEF Scholar Amoy graduates from Ardenne High
CEF Scholar Amoy graduates from Ardenne High
2010: Amoy receives CEF Scholarship from Ms. Bogle
2010: Amoy receives CEF Scholarship from Ms. Bogle
2015: CEO Nikiki Bogle attends Amoy
2015: CEO Nikiki Bogle attends Amoy's graduation

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Jun 29, 2015

Coya Graduates from High School

The Graduate - June 2015
The Graduate - June 2015

THE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE

SHE DID IT!!! BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Caribbean Education Foundation (CEF) Scholarship Recipient, Coya, who graduated from Wolmer’s High School for Girls in Kingston, Jamaica! We are so PROUD of Coya’s accomplishment!

Graduation was held on Tuesday, June 23rd 2015 and we are excited that some of our team members were able to attend, including CEF President & CEO, Nikiki Bogle, Esquire!

Coya stands as an impressive young lady, now at 17 years old! Five years ago in September 2010, at 12 years old, Coya was one of six students who were awarded a CEF Paul Bogle Scholarship based on high academics and financial need, to attend public high school in Jamaica. She graduated from Duhaney Park Primary School with several academic awards and excellence on the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).

Throughout her primary education, Coya had been a TOP SCHOLAR and earned the highest score at Duhaney Park Primary on the GSAT. She graduated at the top of her school and was Valedictorian of her shift. Among the high sores on all 6 subjects on the GSAT Examination, Coya received 100% in Composition and 98% in Mathematics. Coya lived in Spanish Town, St. Catherine with her aunt/guardian and four children in the household. The financial circumstances were dire and even more so, because her guardian was suffering from breast cancer. Her guardian had undergone a mastectomy and was receiving chemotherapy treatments at the time. In addition to trying to find money to pay for expensive cancer treatments, Coya’s guardian had four additional young children she was trying to put through school. Sadly, Coya’s guardian died of cancer in 2014.

Each year for the past five years, CEF has renewed Coya’s Scholarship in years 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014, so she could continue to attend high school.

Throughout her High School career at the Wolmer's, Coya continues to excel in academics and plays a leading role on her school’s Track and Field team, competing in the Discus.  Despite very challenging economic and emotional circumstances, including the death of her guardian from cancer, Coya has held steadfast in focus to do her best and succeed!

COYA’S AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2014: Certificate of Merit for Academic Achievement

2014: Plaque for Highest Score in Mathematics in entire Fourth Form (Grade 10)

2014: Certificate of Excellence in Track and Field

2014: Award for Best Female Athlete

2014: Award for Student Athlete of the Year

2013: Blue Report Award for Excellent Performance on End of Year Exams

2012: Blue Report Award for Excellent Performance on End of Year Exams

2011: Blue Report Award for Excellent Performance on End of Year Exams

2011: Plaque for Highest English Score in entire Second Form (Grade 8)

2010-2014:  Honor Roll

As Coya continues in her quest to attend Sixth Form in September 2015; and next planned journey to University to major in Information Technology, we wish her the very best! We hope that Coya continues to keep focus and becomes a positive role model in her community, Jamaica and the world!

CEF will continue to renew Coya’s Scholarship for the next two years of High School Sixth Form, as long as we obtain the funding to do so.

We would like say a HUGE THANK YOU to each of you who has financially contributed to the Caribbean Education Foundation (CEF)! Our CEF Scholars such as Coya, graduating from High School and becoming positive role models in their communities, is the reward for your kindness, generosity and love.

Please let us continue to ensure each child has meaningful access to education in Jamaica!

Coya and CEF President & CEO, Nikiki Bogle, Esq.
Coya and CEF President & CEO, Nikiki Bogle, Esq.
with CEF Student Operations Manager, Ms. McLennon
with CEF Student Operations Manager, Ms. McLennon
Graduation - June 23rd 2015
Graduation - June 23rd 2015
Coya receives High School Diploma
Coya receives High School Diploma

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