Very Important People


You are the crown jewels of our non-profit operation

Our scholars from time to time ask this question, “Who sponsors our studies? Who are these kind folks who help us attend high school?”

Our reply:  “Very important people from all over the world.”

We can sum up the immeasurable importance of our donors and supporters this way. Without their financial help we could not in turn assist these bright kids attend high school. It costs $540 USD to send one student through one year of high school. This pays for tuition, books, school uniforms (pair of pants and t-shirt for the boys and a blouse and skirt for the girls), athletic wear, school supplies, Internet Cafe fees for research and email, and a USB storage stick for their computer work. Our donors give whatever desired amount they wish to give. That is the entire operation.

Our sponsors and donors come from all walks of life. They are working folks and retired folks. They are service people and top executives. One common thread binds them:  the belief that education is freedom.

We could never thank enough our donors for their kindness, consideration and generosity. In response to their financial support, our scholars attempt to successfully finish school, attaining the highest possible grades and graduating in the Honor Roll.


The Price of Compassion

Dining Room

Faceless in a crowd they shine in their own way when it comes to generosity

You listen to the small talk. “Good soup! Wonder what kind of beans they use?”

These folks came to join in the fellowship after the Sunday Mass. Mostly retired, they live on fixed income, volunteering at the church most days of the week. They were teachers, dental assistants, medics, nurses, librarians, cooks, accountants, and factory workers – some in management, some in the field and mostly individual contributors. At one time they excelled in their areas of ability.

Immersed in simpler living, their casual clothes and no-nonsense frugality puts them in a class of their own. Their generosity and compassion shine brighter than the sun. Would you believe these folks enthusiastically give to the SAS Ai scholarship fund to help these bright kids who are financially poor get a good high school education?

They collectively dismiss the myth that generosity resides only in the wealthier section of the community and that charitable works solely belong to the rich. Donors to our cause believe education is freedom. They prove their point by donating out of their need to the scholarship fund.

“The children must take flight. Education propels them to reach greater heights,” said Mary, a retired missionary school teacher and one time principal. How right on target. How important and relevant the sentiments and beliefs of our donors!

And we are eternally grateful. Like our donors – like Mary, we too believe education is freedom!