Sponsorship And Monitoring
Selection Of Scholarship Recipients
- Scholarships are awarded following the selection criteria set by IWEN's Board for developing countries and for Canadian immigrant recipients.
- Recipients must be female.
- Recipients' primary goal is the advancement of their education either in an educational institution, life skills, educational upgrading and/or vocational training.
- Recipients live in poverty and are not in a financial position to cover the cost of their educational and upgrading needs.
Monitoring Recipients' Scholarship
- Once a scholarship has been awarded, the following monitoring is undertaken unless there is a grave danger and/or obstacle to the person visiting the student's district.
- At least one and if possible two to three visits are made to the student's home village and school.
- During the visit the family is informed on how to help their daughter succeed. Respectful educational advice is given to the parents/guardians of the student in order to maximize success.
- IWEN keeps accurate records of each recipient's results and work.
- Copies of student's progress and end of year results from the school are required and a summary report is sent annually to the scholarship donors.
- If for some reason a selected recipient fails a school year, the reasons are examined closely because many factors can be the cause of the unsuccessful results.
- If the reasons found for failure are valid the recipient does not loose the scholarship. However if the reasons for failure are due to negligence and lack of responsibility on the part of the family or the student, then the scholarship option is discussed with those concerned and a just decision is given. If the scholarship is withdrawn the student's sponsor is advised of this decision and its reasons.