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Capacity Building

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Assessing Needs
We conduct a baseline assessment with all partners and tailor training to best suit the needs identified by the community.  Starfish provides on-site support, and training and mentoring in the following areas: Primary Health Care, Child Protection, Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Finance. Starfish works in partnership with specialists to provide Child & Youth Care and Home Based Care accredited training.

Building Networks
Starfish also supports partners through facilitating relevant referrals and networking opportunities, by linking them to public-private or government programmes, and by mapping centres relative to their local support services e.g. local school, clinic, hospital, and other relevant service providers.

Ensuring Accountability
Starfish requires each partner to submit a monthly report, which records the number and type of services delivered per child, plus a quarterly narrative and financial report. At the quarterly site visit, the Starfish Programme Manager reviews the quarter's results, giving feedback on the reports and developing an action plan going forward.  In this way, Starfish ensures that contracts, implementation plans and deliverables are aligned to best practice. The team meets on a monthly basis to evaluate the performance of each partner relative to the baseline assessment, and for general programme updating and sharing of outcomes.

Economic Strengthening
A government grant automatically entitles a child to free schooling and health care. Grants are a key part of our poverty alleviation strategy. A number of our partners also run social enterprise schemes from furniture building to sewing; the income is fed back into the wider community.

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