Closing DateJul 30 2021
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) – FOR EXTERNAL EVALUATION OF NIGHT SCHOOL TRANSFORMATION PROGRAMME
Educo is a global development cooperation and humanitarian action NGO present in 14 countries that has been working for more than 30 years towards a world where all children fully enjoy their rights and lead a life of dignity. We are part of the Child Fund Alliance, one of the leading international coalitions of NGOs focused on child protection and present in five continents. Educo is also an associate member of the international network of Keeping Children Safe which promotes and certifies the level of implementation of protection policies in organizations.
Educo has been working in India since 1998 in partnership with the local non-profit organisations (NGOs) and has reached out to more than 136,000 children and young people in eight districts of Maharashtra, namely Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Nashik, Palghar, Nandurbar, Beed, Latur and Satara. In 2021, Educo expanded its programme to Odisha and Karnataka in child protection and participation of children in local governance.
Its projects in India, as in other countries, follow a “sponsorship” model where individual donors (sponsors) are linked with individual school-going children they support through donations. These children belong to poor and disadvantaged communities and the support from individual donors are translated into projects. The projects provide teaching-learning materials, uniforms, cash support in case of medical emergencies and so on.
Educo adopted a rights-based approach in the first Educo Strategic Plan for the period 2015-2018. This Strategic Plan identified three strategic development goals, which centre on the Right to Education, Right to Protection and Governance.
The Educo 2020-2030 Global Impact Framework (GIF) defines the Educo Theory of Social Change, which defines the Social Impact Outcomes that we work to achieve globally over the next decade. Lastly, the Global Impact Framework also articulates the alignment of Educo with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
Based on this global framework, the 2021-2025 India Programmatic Framework defines the focus of Educo India's work and structures its action according with the three programmatic areas, in accordance with the specific issues identified as priorities based on the local context. Thus, the goals and lines of action defined in the 2021-2025 India Programmatic Framework aim to respond in a relevant way to the challenges of the context and propose innovative solutions that place children and adolescents and their immediate environment at the centre, actively listening to their voices and taking them into account.
Similarly, the implementation of the 2021-2025 India Programmatic Framework involves deepening the Child Wellbeing Approach, a fundamental pillar of our theory of social change, and that we understand as a transformative practice that points to the current of Development as Freedom, and more specifically to the "realisation of the rights and opportunities of children so that that every child can be and do what they have reason to value, in the light of their abilities, potential and skills ". In this way, the identification of gaps in the fulfilment of rights, typical of the Rights-Based Approach, is complemented by the children and their environment’s assessment of the aspirations, strengths and potential of individuals, their relationships, and their communities.
We, at Educo India, aspire to be a catalyst in the change process, and create a ripple effect through our developmental interventions for children. As a resource organisation, we want to create a successful model of bringing important issues facing children to national-level discussion fora. We want to continue being a learning organisation, with clear accountability to children and adolescents.
All interested candidates and consulting firms who satisfy the requisites should send the details requested to firstname.lastname@example.org with EVALUATION OF NIGHT SCHOOL TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM [Candidate Name] in the subject line, by 30th July 2021
For detailed information, please check the complete version of the RFP attached below.