QSV IWD Celebrated 24/7/365 March 8, 2020
Press Release – December 30, 2019
QUEEN SHEBA VILLAGE , celebrated, honored and featured during Taproot Foundation Pro Bono week.
This week, as Taproot celebrates #ProBonoWeek, we want to say thank you. Thank you for being members of our community, thank you for opening yourself up to pro bono support, and thank you for the amazing work you’re doing to make our world a kinder place.
QUEEN SHEBA VILLAGE Earns GuideStar’s Highest Seal of Transparency
Platinum Seal Allows Donors to Focus on Progress and Results
May 6, 2019
QUEEN SHEBA VILLAGE Guide Star Platinum
Cheverly, MD QUEEN SHEBA VILLAGE Organization today earned a 2019 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight progress QUEEN SHEBA VILLAGE is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios.
“In accordance with our long-held belief in being transparent about our work,” said Director- Founder Queen Sheba Cisse, “we are excited to convey our organization’s results in a user-friendly and highly visual manner. By updating our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile to earn a Platinum Seal, we can now easily share a wealth of up-to-date organizational metrics with our supporters as well as GuideStar’s immense online audience, which includes donors, grantmakers, our peers, and the media.”
To reach the Platinum level, QUEEN SHEBA VILLAGE added extensive information to its GuideStar Nonprofit Profile: basic contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and capabilities; and quantitative information about results and progress toward its mission. By taking the time to provide this information, QUEEN SHEBA VILLAGE has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate nonprofit performance.
“I encourage you to visit our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar to see what we’re all about,” added Queen Sheba Cisse. “We’re thrilled that our Platinum Seal of Transparency and the associated benefits help us better communicate our organization’s exciting initiatives at a global scale.”
Queen Sheba Village (QSV) focuses on the well being of women and girls in rural Senegal and their educational economic welfare in Senegal, West Africa.
News Contact: QUEEN SHEBA VILLAGE, INC, Metro Maryland(DC/VA) 301 433 2168
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Happy International Women’s Day!
Washington DC March 8, 2019
The transformative energectic inspiration of girls and women is undeniable. It is time for compatible partners to invest wisely, invest together, and invest often in organizations with missions and visions reflecting their own agenda.
Funding for girls and women is particularly lacking in business, banking, financial services, social welfare services, building shelters, and funding projects and on and on. Far to many nonprofits, associations and nongovernment organizations are struggling to support the actions and causes they have invested in. At QSV aiding humanity organization we invest in ourselves and mirror the change we want to see in other like-minded women who want to make a impact and a difference in their countries and communities. Partnerships domestic and international one step at a time.
An Ancestral Home: Why One African American Relocated To Senegal
Meet Queen Sheba, a published author and the founder of a nonprofit operating in Dakar, Senegal. Love and a calling for service led her to become an African American living in Africa.
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ON JANUARY 7, 2017 QUEEN SHEBA CISSE WAS CHOSEN TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CARING SHOW-DTUSA
The “Caring Show” is a prestigious pan African talk show for women that airs on the national television network LCF (La Chaine du Future) in Togo, also known as the Togolese Republic in West Africa. The show is an hourly, bimonthly program that places women at the center of public debate. The edition was produced in partnership with the Togolese Diaspora of the USA and was named CARING SHOW – DTUSA.
The topics of the two episodes were: 1) The impact of the Diaspora in the economy of Togo, and 2) The role of the Togolese diaspora in the education of young girls in Togo.
Queen Sheba, Founder of the Nonprofit Queen Sheba Village organization based in Senegal, West Africa was invited to share information about her mission to improve the conditions of women and girls through providing educational opportunities, workshops, training in micro finance, literacy programs, health & hygiene resources and more. This service seeks to empower women and girls in Senegal while aiding them in making informed decisions for gaining control over vital aspects of their lives such as future education for themselves and future generations.
On the continent of Africa the common mutual agreement between the various countries and cultures continues to be that of empowering and investing in girls and women as part of a global solution for us all now and in the future.
The show was followed by a dinner reception at Fraser Mansion featuring Togolese dishes.
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Happy International Women’s Day!
Queen Sheba Village Supports the End of Female Genital Mutilation!
Maryland, USA March 8th 2016
Queen Sheba Village focuses on the well being of women and children in rural Senegal, West Africa. Our education, health, and business-building programs help impoverished women become financially independent. We seek to create conditions where small villages are modernized,economically stable and better connected to the Greater Senegal. Queen Sheba Village also advocates for the end of female genital mutilation and is interested in forming partnerships with other organizations that advocate the liberation of women on a global scale.
Female Genital Mutilation is a procedure that intentionally alters the female genital organ for non-medical reasons in order to control a woman’s “chastity”. This harmful practice is carried out on young African girls sometimes from infancy and can even be forced on adult women. Anyone who supports the end of the practice can collaborate with QSV in spreading awareness. Join us this Women’s Day and become a member of Queen Sheba Village for life where you too can work towards ending female genital mutilation.
In order to continue to advance the rights of Senegalese women and children we are in the process of building our own office headquarters in Senegal. Anyone interested in supporting our building fundraiser may mail a contribution to QSV, Inc. Although our base of operations is in the United States it is vital to have a permanent presence so that Senegalese women and children have constant access to life-changing resources. Feel welcomed to subscribe to our YouTube channel where we upload video clips of the different programs we offer to the women and children of Senegal.
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Founder Queen Sheba Cisse’s New book, Return To Glory!
New Release: Return to Glory Travel Guide
I first met Sister Queen Sheba D. Cisse nearly eight years ago through Muslimah Writers Alliance (MWA), the internationally based group for Muslim women writers that we both belong to, and I use the word “met” loosely since it was more of a virtual meeting than an actual physical meeting. Nevertheless, the connection was immediate and strong. Sister Sheba, who I affectionately refer to as Umi, is a beautiful force for good in this world, and Allah Ta’aala knows best.
Her work with Queen Sheba Village Inc. (QSV) was and remains inspiring. It was uplifting to hear about the works, services and goods that she and her organization provide to villages throughout Senegal. For this reason she often travels between the U.S. and Africa, transporting goods and visiting with her large, global family, and in accordance with her very nurturing spirit, she came up with the idea of writing a travel book. Needless to say, when she approached me for help in publishing, I was all for it! And al-hamdulilah, the book is now a reality!
Return to Glory: A Travel Guide For African Americans Returning To Roots is more than just a travel guide, it’s an invitation to African Americans, the descendants of the displaced by the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, and to all people of various cultures and ethnicities, to return to their place of birth – the cradle of humanity. Sister Sheba extends her hand, and shares her experience with the readers, leading us along the journey home with wisdom, humor, expertise and warmth.
In this introduction to the country of Senegal, you will discover the language, food and culture of the land while receiving a crash course in travel rules and etiquette. Fasten your seat belts and enjoy the trip!
From the book description:
Return to Glory: A Travel Guide for African Americans Returning to Roots is a book that has been written with joy because it acknowledges our ancestors that have played an important role in our spiritual growth as a people. We believe that the ancestors are alive in another dimension and that they play an important role for us, whether it be through angelic mentorship or as spiritual advisors. It was important for me to honor the souls who have paved the way for me to return to the African continent.
Much more than a mere travel guide, Return to Glory offers a wide range of information about travelling to the African continent, particularly to Senegal. You can learn about Senegalese culture and cuisine, get advice about what to pack and how to prepare for the journey, and receive a first-hand account of what it is like to return to the Motherland. The travel guide is also filled with vibrant photographs and beautiful illustrations that transport the reader to a land that he or she may not have had the opportunity to see before.
Queen Sheba D. Cisse believes that humanity is Africa and invites the readers to join her in respectfully glorifying our humble beginnings. During these challenging modern times, many are struggling with race relations and identity, and large segments of people of African descent are seeking solutions to the particular challenges that they are experiencing. The topics presented within the book propel individuals to look within: until you know where you come from, there is no way of knowing where you are going. Return to Glory fulfills a sense of purpose.
Queen Sheba D. Cisse is often asked about her travels to Africa and what’s it’s like there. Her response is to plan to visit for yourself, without hesitation or fear. She hopes that Return to Glory will inspire many to embrace a homeland that is welcoming and spiritual fulfilling.
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