Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Scientific Technology and Language Institute

Serve. Teach. Learn. Inspire

aka STLI

Arlington, VA

Mission

Scientific Technology & Language Institute (STLI) is a development organization committed to building relationships with the people of Central Asia and the Middle East through volunteer professionals who utilize their skills for the well-being and betterment - economically, socially, and intellectually - of the people they serve. STLI established a vision to develop people in order to develop their country. Our projects begin with listening and assessing and not imposing. We serve in multiple areas of asset based community development including health, education, agriculture and appropriate technology. Our medical projects are focused on educating local professional doctors and dentists to grow in their skills, in turn, improving the outcomes of their patients.

Ruling Year

1997

Executive Director

E Schulz

Main Address

P. O. Box 5702

Arlington, VA 22205 USA

Keywords

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

EIN

68-0186482

 Number

1041829092

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Community Health Systems (E21)

Agricultural Programs (K20)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Scientific Technology & Language Institute (STLI) is a development organization committed to building relationships with the people of Central Asia and the Middle East through volunteer professionals who utilize their skills for the well-being and betterment - economically, socially, and intellectually - of the people they serve. STLI established a vision to develop people in order to develop their country. Our projects begin with listening and assessing and not imposing. We serve in multiple areas of asset-based community development including health, education, agriculture and appropriate technology. Our medical projects are focused on educating local professional doctors and dentists to grow in their skills, in turn, improving the outcomes of their patients.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Health Education Projects

ATIK

Agricultural Support Project

CD North

Babywell

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of first-time donors

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of overall donors

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants engaged in programs

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People of Asian descent

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of farmers given information about key markets

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Farmers

Related program

Agricultural Support Project

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

6 Seminars given to farmers including topics such as cow husbandry.

Number of job skills training courses/workshops conducted

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Young Adults (20-25 years)

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

35 students studying English 3x a week and 12 students studying Russian 3x a week as well. There is also a women's conversation club that meets 1x a week.

Number of children with disabilities receiving early intervention services

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years),

People with disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Approximately 20 disabled children were served per week.

Number of health education trainings conducted

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of practicing medical doctors

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children screened for autism and other developmental delays

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

We aim for development to happen in areas such as health, education, agriculture, and technology. As examples for each of these categories, here are some of the ways in which STLI is working to accomplish our goals. In one of our health projects, we work with local professional dentists, helping them to establish their practice so in turn then can lead a growing and thriving dental practice in a village outside of the major cities. Another health project is working to establish early diagnosis and responses to problems ranging from HIV to cerebral palsy. In one of our education programs, some work is being done with high school students, teaching Russian in order for them to find gainful employment. In some of our agricultural programs, we are working with dairy farmers to find ways of increasing milk production. Further, our appropriate technology programs are looking at technology and community development in aspects of heating and home insulation.

We are always looking for ways to be innovative but even more importantly, we are looking for willing professionals who desire to work with people for the betterment of a culture. Professionals in specific trades can work alongside the local people, imparting their training and knowledge knowing that it will impact the coming generations.

We seek professionals who are trained in specific professions to carry out the work of our projects. These professionals go with the intent to listen and assess without imposing. Not only do we work alongside the locals but our professionals also partner with other organizations such as UNICEF, ICDC, etc. Our professionals share their experience and training by creating guidelines, procedures, technology that in turn provides economic, social and intellectual betterment of the communities they work in.

1.) Increasing the number of villages with clean water 2.) Increasing the number of trainings held in different areas of agriculture and medicine 3.) Improving the quality of life for disabled children 4.) Training more family doctors for villages 5.) Install more Electric water pumps for irrigation

1. Seminars have been given on cow husbandry as well as visits with local farmers to assess the weight of cows. 2. Making designs and plans to address water issues based on returned water surveys. 3. Developing parent groups who have children with disabilities as a way to collaborate with each other. 4. Completed National training module for early identification of disabilities. 5. 35 English students and 12 Russian students currently attending classes 3x a week. 6. A Computer Club is in the beginning stages 7. Training local doctors/residents in one of our clinics 8. National Cerebral Palsy Management guideline accepted nationally

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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?

Yes