Educational Institutions


aka Cercle Social

Dallas, TX


Our mission is to improve the access to secondary education for disadvantaged youth in Benin (West-Africa) by providing them with necessary tools to secure further studies and employment.

Notes from the Nonprofit

Cercle Social is currently seeking for an official partnership for it's activities — events and fundraisers.

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Principal Officer

Alexis Odounton

Main Address

P.O. BOX 29843

Dallas, TX 75229 USA


Build self esteem — Youth development through education — Education — Disadvantaged — Orphans





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Secondary/High School (B25)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (N12)

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We have high aspirations for the education for the poor and vulnerable youth in rural areas. We want to help them lift themselves out of extreme poverty and boost their self-esteem to secure further studies, employment and a better life.

We offer projects that covers school tuitions, fees and materials for secondary schools. Our strategy is to assit each student — keep track of their grades and make sure they receive all the care and support for an academic success.

Improvements in secondary education are the product of our sustained effort.
The measure we currently use to track and improve student's academic performances, non academics needs, attendances and behaviors and define youth education success — the actions we are implanting through our projects to fix problems — even the inner-commitment of our members, local volunteers and partners to determine which problems are problems — are by far the best way we could connect to our mission.

We stared our activities in 2010 with only 3 students. Thus far, our projects has helped more then 778 students in less then 5 years.
We reduced the drop out rate by 38% in a school we support and we know they are more students in need to benefit from our projects.

Quantitatively and qualitatively — we envision to partners with 10 schools by 2020. Extending our projects to more community, we anticipate the number of our projects beneficiaries to nearly two thousand students.

We preciously collect and evaluate students: Performance — Attendance — Behaviors.

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