Selection Criteria for Grants
The primary challenge faced by the Foundation lies in finding credible organizations that share the values of Shikshya Foundation Nepal. In order to ensure that funds are channelized to where there can be greatest impact, the organizations are put through a stringent screening process before being eligible for funding. The criteria used to screen organizations are based on the following:
Monitoring the children’s well-being
The Foundation monitors growth and well-being of the children being supported; as well as the effectiveness of its partner organizations to ensure maximum impact. The Foundation monitors the children’s development through the following:
Academic Reports- well-nurtured children are more likely to perform better in schools. A sustained improvement in school performance also alludes to their emotional stability.
Regular Visits and Meetings – Given that the children come from marginalized groups and are emotionally vulnerable, the Foundation realizes that frequent meetings and talks is required to assess the children’s emotional well-being.