- DOES IT MEAN A REGULAR DONATION OF MONEY OR DOES IT INVOLVE MORE THAN THAT?
Lasallian Foundation involvement in a project goes beyond funding. We believe that funding is only part of the solution. The ongoing training and skills development of local staff is crucial to the ongoing improvement of program standards.
HOW DOES THE LASALLIAN FOUNDATION DETERMINE WHETHER A PROJECT IS EFFECTIVE?
Projects are continually monitored and evaluated to determine their impact and effectiveness. We do this through financial and project reporting, regular meetings and formal evaluations.
- HOW IS A PROJECT DESIGNED?
The Lasallian Foundation’s aim is for each project to be designed by a broad team, including technical specialists, Principals and staff, Lasallian Foundation staff, and the communities who participate in and benefit from the project.
IS THERE ONGOING EVALUATION OF PROJECTS?
The Lasallian Foundation’s projects are regularly monitored and evaluated during their implementation and appropriate adjustments or changes are made to ensure sustainability. In the past, some projects have been stopped when it was discovered that they were off track. Upon completion, projects are evaluated to determine their impact and effectiveness.
- HOW DO THE LASALLIAN FOUNDATION’S PROJECTS HAVE LASTING EFFECTS??
Each project is based on the goal of improving the capacities of local people and communities so that, after the project is completed, development will be sustainable and the benefits of the project will continue. To achieve this, the needs, preferences and the beliefs of project participants are always central to project design and planned outcomes. Communities are often directly involved in the provision of labour and materials, providing not only additional skills and an opportunity to learn, but also encourages local ownership and maintenance of the project.