Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Scientific Technology and Language Institute

  • Arlington, VA
  • http://www.stli.org

Mission Statement

STLI is a humanitarian organization committed to building relationships with the people of Central Asia through Christian professionals who utilize their skills for the economic, social, intellectual, health and spiritual betterment of the people they serve. Training specialist physicians to be teachers of family medicine, and graduate nurses in primary care nursing helps lead government health care reform plans. With high unemployment, equipping students and adults in English and computer skills makes them employable in joint venture companies and with international organizations. Community development trains former collectivised farmers in agribusiness, starts businesses with microenterprise loans, and produces village health educators.

Main Programs

  1. Family Medicine Project
  2. ATIK
  3. Agricultural Support Project
  4. CD North
  5. Family Medicine Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

STLI is a non-profit organization that works in cooperation with the peoples in Kyrgyzstan to improve the quality of health care and daily life in cities and surrounding villages.  

STLI supports many projects in Kyrgyzstan in the areas of Community Development, Health Care, Agriculture, and Appropriate Technology (such as construction of new homes in war torn villages, construction of energy efficient ovens and heating systems, construction of water pumps to deliver water to villages, construction of sanitary toilets to reduce Hep A, etc.)

ruling year

1997

International Director since 2015

Self-reported

Bonnie Burns

Keywords

Self-reported

Health Care, Community Development, Agriculture, Water delivery and energy efficient heating

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Also Known As

STLI

EIN

68-0186482

 Number

1041829092

Physical Address

4416 18th Street North

Arlington, VA 22207

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Community Health Systems (E21)

Agricultural Programs (K20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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STLI has worked with the
Kyrgyzs government, through a US Aide grant, to improve the quality of health
care in the country.  STLI doctors have published text books in Russian
and through use of the text in training programs,  new techniques and
quality control procedures have been implemented for the betterment of the
health care system in Kyrgyzstan.

     STLI
also has many associates working in the area of community development.
 Associates are living in local communities and providing services and
trainings such as:  Counseling for victims of trafficking and domestic
abuse, classes on hygiene and sanitation, classes on child care and family
dynamics, classes in Russian to help those in poverty learn the language of
business.  

     STLI
aslo has associates working in the field of Agriculture.  These associates
live in the local community and help village farmers improve crop production
and develop poultry businesses.

     Another
project for STLI is called ATIK and these associates live and work in local
communities helping to improve living conditions.  They teach and work
along side villagers helping them to build heat efficient ovens, efficient
water systems, sanitary toilets and rebuilding war-torn homes.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Family Medicine Project

The highly specialized Soviet health care system in Central Asia is being reformed toward broad based primary care. STLI family physicians are now training local specialists to become teachers of family medicine in a one- year clinical program. Three classes of graduates (30 physicians) are now teaching 1000 specialist physicians in family group practices throughout Kyrgyzstan in a three year program leading to examination and qualification in family or general medicine. New medical academy graduates are also being trained in a more traditional residency program or "ordinatura". STLI Nursing teachers have finished the third year long class of graduate nursing leaders in Kyrgyzstan, emphasizing primary care, patient assessment, patient education and teaching. These nurses having been minimally educated (by physicians) are now attempting to bring nursing education in the country up to international standards. To meet the demand for English and computer training beginning in 1993, 15 STLI teachers in various university and government settings instruct students and adults. Community development programs in north and south Kyrgyzstan over three years have emphasized empowering local villagers to teach dental and health education including maternal-child health, agriculture/business development through education and small start-up loans.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Other Minorities

Budget

$100,000.00

Program 2

ATIK

ATIK (Appropriate Technology Introduction in Kyrgyzstan) works in the south of Kyrgyzstan in Osh.  ATIK works with local communities around Osh implementing various needs within the communities.  ATIK has developed heat conserving brick ovens used in homes to cook as well as insulate and heat homes.  They have helped locals build river-powered water pumps to provide water to homes.  ATIK also helps local schools and homes in the villages build improved pit toilets that are sanitary and reduce the risk of hep A.  ATIK is working to develop biogas and river-powered electrical generators.  In Talas, testing is being done to determine the feasibility of wind power.

Category

Science & Technology

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$30,000.00

Program 3

Agricultural Support Project

This project links workers in the agricultural fields and animal sciences to improve both fields.  They are a group of local development volunteers working in Karakol and Osh.  The volunteers work with farmers in Batken and the Oasis Agro business in Osh.  They are working to improve crop production and improve production in poultry farms.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$15,000.00

Program 4

CD North

CD (Community Development) North works in villages around Bishkek.  The volunteers with this program work with high school students to teach Russian in order for them to find gainful employment.  The volunteers also work in the communities to help locals improve their living conditions

Category

Community Development

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 5

Family Medicine Program

STLI volunteers work with residents in developing computer-based distance education and provide input on several national health initiatives.  The volunteers are doctors who work in local hospitals with Kyrgyzs doctors to help improve the quality of health care.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$100,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

STLI is a non-profit organization that works in cooperation with the peoples in Kyrgyzstan to improve the quality of health care and daily life in cities and surrounding villages.  

STLI supports many projects in Kyrgyzstan in the areas of Community Development, Health Care, Agriculture, and Appropriate Technology (such as construction of new homes in war torn villages, construction of energy efficient ovens and heating systems, construction of water pumps to deliver water to villages, construction of sanitary toilets to reduce Hep A, etc.)

Funding Needs

STLI associates are volunteers and therefore do not require funding.  Funds are needed to acquire the resources necessary for the projects which the associates work on to operate.  Funding needs are as follows:   ATIK project:  This project works within communities to help build homes, show locals how to build energy efficient stoves and ovens, show locals how to build efficient water pumps to bring water to their homes.  show locals how to build sanitary toilets for schools and homes.   The funds required will purchase the materials used to build the stoves, ovens, pumps, toilets, etc.   ASP is an agricultural project that works in the city of Karakol.  This project goes into the surrounding villages and works with the farmers to help them learn how to farm more efficiently and produce better crops.  They are also working with local poultry industry to improve productivity and help farmers to raise their own chickens.  Funds for this project are needed to purchase the chicks, feed, seed, farming equipment, irrigation equipment, etc to continue the projects

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SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGY AND LANGUAGE INSTITUTE
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Leadership

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International Director

Bonnie Burns

STATEMENT FROM THE International Director

"I believe STLI
is unique in the humanitarian field.  STLI seeks to come along side the
people of Kyrgyzstan, live in the community and build relationships.
 Associates live in Kyrgyzstan for years. Some associates have been in
Kyrgyzstan for over 10 years.  With this heart, the associates know the
needs of the community and the way to accomplish what needs to get done.
 There is a deep concern and love for the people and from that comes an
even deeper commitment to improve living conditions as well as the spiritual
health and happiness of those with whom they live.  

      STLI operates with very
little overhead.  Associates volunteer and provide their own support to
live in Kyrgyzstan.  Any monies donated to a specific project sees 100% of
the money go to that project.  I am proud to be associated with this
organization and look forward to talking to anyone who would like to join us in
our work in Kyrgyzstan."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Erin Fonken

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?