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1 Reaching & Educating At-risk Children REA H India Reaching & Educating At-risk Children

2 Reaching & Educating At-risk Children REA H India Purpose of REACH India : Purpose of REACH India : To attract out-of-school children or children at the risk of dropping out and retain in educational programs that will lead to formal schooling.

3 Reaching & Educating At-risk Children REA H India Managed by : Managed by : American Institutes for ResearchAmerican Institutes for Research Juarez and AssociatesJuarez and Associates World EducationWorld Education Michigan State University.Michigan State University.

4 Reaching & Educating At-risk Children REA H India A program that complements the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan A program that complements the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

5 Reaching & Educating At-risk Children REA H India  Who are our end beneficiaries : Vulnerable children aged up to 14 years, especially the girl childVulnerable children aged up to 14 years, especially the girl child

6 Reaching & Educating At-risk Children REA H India REACH India Program Objectives Provide out of school vulnerable children with quality elementary education. Strengthen NGOs and formal school capacity to support, improve education systems for vulnerable children, especially girls. Strengthen capacity of education systems at various levels capable of responding to the needs of vulnerable children, especially girls

7 Reaching & Educating At-risk Children REA H India To achieve these objectives, REACH India will promote: scaling up of programs that attract and prepare out-of-school children for entry into the formal school systemscaling up of programs that attract and prepare out-of-school children for entry into the formal school system NGO efforts towards systemic reforms which will provide support to formal education system to target, enroll and retain vulnerable children in schoolsNGO efforts towards systemic reforms which will provide support to formal education system to target, enroll and retain vulnerable children in schools NGOS efforts in networking with NGOs/local government for wider outreachNGOS efforts in networking with NGOs/local government for wider outreach efforts of larger NGOs to build capacity of smaller NGOSefforts of larger NGOs to build capacity of smaller NGOS action research in order to inform your own practice/interventions and findings of which is to be disseminated widelyaction research in order to inform your own practice/interventions and findings of which is to be disseminated widely

8 Reaching & Educating At-risk Children REA H India Y1 Y3 Geographical coverage of REACH India programme Reach India will focus on Urban regions: Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata Rural regions: Jharkhand, Chattisgarh and Northern Karnataka Programme duration :up to August 31, 2007

9 Reaching & Educating At-risk Children REA H India Direct Service Delivery Grants Capacity Building Support Grants Small NGOs (sub-grantees) REACH India

10 Reaching & Educating At-risk Children REA H India Direct Service Delivery Grants Direct Service Delivery Grants REACH India will provide funds and technical assistance to the NGOs for direct service delivery. REACH India will provide funds and technical assistance to the NGOs for direct service delivery.

11 Reaching & Educating At-risk Children REA H India Capacity Building Support Grants Capacity Building Support Grants Enable the grantee NGOs to mentor mentor support support transfer knowledge transfer knowledge to grass roots, small NGOs in order to improve programs to address the needs of out-of school children Grantee NGOs will help sub-grantees to: Build capacity through TA Build capacity through TA Provide subgrants for service delivery Provide subgrants for service delivery

12 Reaching & Educating At-risk Children REA H India Capacity Building Support Grants Capacity Building Support Grants Identify the small, nascent NGOs through grant application process that : are registered and preferably working in education for past three years are registered and preferably working in education for past three years have an FCRA have an FCRA have consistency of program to REACH India objectives have consistency of program to REACH India objectives have governance structure, linkages with the communities have governance structure, linkages with the communities

13 Reaching & Educating At-risk Children REA H India Capacity Building Support Grants Capacity Building Support Grants Develop a framework for capacity building with small NGOS in areas such as – organizational development, grant management and program performance Develop a framework for capacity building with small NGOS in areas such as – organizational development, grant management and program performance Develop service delivery grants program for small NGOs Develop service delivery grants program for small NGOs Develop work plans Develop work plans Provide sub grants to small NGOS Provide sub grants to small NGOS

14 Reaching & Educating At-risk Children REA H India  Sub Grants Sub Grants to be provided after the small NGOs’ capacity has been built in the desired area/s to the satisfaction of the mentor NGOs, based on objective and verifiable criteria.Sub Grants to be provided after the small NGOs’ capacity has been built in the desired area/s to the satisfaction of the mentor NGOs, based on objective and verifiable criteria. Sub grants will be provided for an average duration of 2 years.Sub grants will be provided for an average duration of 2 years.

15 Reaching & Educating At-risk Children REA H India Process of Grant Application First phase : Pre-grant application Compilation of NGO addressesCompilation of NGO addresses Soliciting NGO pre-grant applicationsSoliciting NGO pre-grant applications Screening of NGOs for second phase based on the listed criteriaScreening of NGOs for second phase based on the listed criteria

16 Reaching & Educating At-risk Children REA H India Process of Grant Application Second Phase : Releasing the grant application Submission of grant applications by NGOs Screening by REACH India team Review by grant selection committee Review by USAID Award of grants


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