STSI is an official UN partner holding Special Consultative Status to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the Department of Public Information (DPI). Over the years STSI has sponsored many global events and collaborated with all aspects of civil society, including governmental and non-governmental entities, as well as the private sector, locally and globally.
We have championed causes related to literacy and the adoption of the Gambian National Library in memory of the late Ruth V. Washington, an STSI friend who was in a fatal car crash prior to serving in her post as Ambassador to the Gambia; to assisting women in Haiti, through our “Helping the Ladies In Haiti Campaign” after their most recent tragic earthquake.
Over the past ten years, our UN Days have become a hit with many students and women looking forward to joining STSI and global partners at the UN annually, to participate in thought provoking impactful activities, during the Commission on the Status of Women’s sessions and so much more!
- Sponsored 10 Annual UN Days & Youth Briefings, Global Workshops & Networking Receptions;
- Adopted the Gambian National Library, and donated over 1,000 books;
- Collaborated with WHO, raising funds and donating over 7,000 safe birthing “Maama Kits” to women in Africa;
- Raised funds for and donated personal effects to our “Helping the Ladies in Haiti” campaign;
- Raised funds for the “Gifts of Limbs Program” to purchase prosthetics for youths who lost limbs during the civil war in Sierra Leone
- Raised funds for fistula repair in support of girls/women in Niger who are living with fistulas and treated like outcasts
- Collaborate with the UNA – USA organization along with the African Women’s Alliance, Women’s Consortium of Nigeria, Millennium Development Global Watch, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Zeta Nu Omega Chapter – Westchester County and UN Women, to name a few.
- Donated 10 Scholarships to the Ghana Educational Program under the auspices of Imacus Vienna Robinson a US Citizen who has relocated to Ghana