Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Scientific Technology and Language Institute

Serve. Teach. Learn. Inspire

aka STLI   |   Arlington, VA   |  http://www.stli.org

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 info

1997

Executive Director

E Schulz

Main address

P. O. Box 5702

Arlington, VA 22205 USA

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EIN

68-0186482

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Community Health Systems (E21)

Agricultural Programs (K20)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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

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

Health Education Projects

STLI has a long history of health education projects, training doctors and nurses in family medicine (including disabled village children's care) especially in Kyrgyzstan. The outcomes have had far-reaching effects in the whole region. Currently we are focusing on rural health there. We are also training family medicine residents in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, where we provide services to IDPs and refugees in camp clinics. (See also, "Babywell" Project listed below.)

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Families
Budget
$157,320

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.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Budget
$30,000

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.

Population(s) Served
Farmers
Budget
$15,000

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

Population(s) Served
Students
Budget
$10,000

Babywell is an STLI project in an IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camp in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, where STLI medical doctors work in a medical clinic. STLI's OB/GYN heard a recurring story of mothers with young babies in the refugee camp, supplementing with formula because they believe their milk is of poor quality due to life stress. (Who isn’t stressed living in a refugee camp?) From there it becomes predictable — declining milk supply, abandonment of breastfeeding, no money for additional formula, and threatened infant health. In 2018, a lactation consultant came out to help for two weeks and from that visit our breastfeeding project was born. Serving our camp population of approximately 30,000, the “Baby Well Project” focuses on identifying lactation-risk pregnant women and new mothers, providing classes and ongoing support to keep women exclusively breastfeeding until at least an infant age of 6 months. Four local women have been trained to teach, address specific breastfeeding problems, and monitor infant nutritional health. They work at the medical clinic and also regularly visit women in their tent homes in the camp, making a world of difference one baby at a time.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants, newcomers, refugees
Females
Budget
$20,000

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of first-time donors

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of overall donors

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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants engaged in programs

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of practicing medical doctors

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children screened for autism and other developmental delays

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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

Financials

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and 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 and 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

Keywords

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