ABOUT US(draft 3)
STLI is a non-profit, international development and humanitarian organization, incorporated in 1989 in California. In 1993, the Kyrgyz government invited STLI to bring volunteer professionals to teach in the universities. Other programs quickly evolved and grew, with support from World Bank, USAID, and others. In 2016, we registered an office in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to aid with the government’s family medicine training and serve in the UNHCR refugee/IDP camps.
The vision of Scientific Technology & Language Institute (STLI) is to develop people to develop themselves, their families, communities, and country.
Our strategy is to advise and embolden our local counterparts to analyze problems, identify available resources, and gain skills to motivate and lead others.
Our goal is to see our partners effectively engage their leaders and peers with confidence and hope to overcome for betterment.
FUTURE DIRECTION OF STLI
Kyrgyzstan Field Director, Graham Harden, shares what makes STLI unique and how that impacts our work and our future.
Serve professionally and personally with
integrity and involvement
Encourage local communities to seek innovative
Teach, train, and mentor local colleagues
Practice conservation and renewal to promote flourishing and
Learn language, listen contextually, and live
Work alongside local leaders and live in
community with those we serve