GlobalGiving Evaluation Visit
Over a year ago, Aspyre Africa became a partner of the “GlobalGiving” Crowdfunding platform . Thanks to GlobalGiving and the many individual donors who supported us throughout the different campaigns, we managed to raise a total of $13,964 to fund our different projects in Senegal.
To ensure donations are used responsibly, GlobalGiving regularly sends evaluators to visit projects and complete in-depth organizational assessments. During these visits evaluators conduct interviews with staff members and volunteers, identify training and support needs, and ensure a good assessment of a project’s transparency and effectiveness.
It was with great pleasure that we welcomed GlobalGiving Evaluators Anna Maria and Isabella to Saint-Louis at the beginning of November. A very full and varied schedule had been drafted alternating in depth discussions on topics like governance, finance and fundraising with field visits to see the work and meet with beneficiaries, partners and other stakeholders.
Quote from the Evaluators: “We visited Aspyre Africa’s projects in Saint-Louis and carried out an in-depth evaluation of the organisation over the course of four days. During this visit, we were impressed with the strong relationships Savina and Véronique have built with local NGOs, businesses and government. Most of all, it was inspiring to see the impact the work of Aspyre Africa is having on young people in Saint-Louis, by building their confidence and providing them with the tools to access sustainable, fulfilling careers. We wish Aspyre Africa all the best in continuing their amazing work and we hope that others across not only Africa but other continents too will recognise the value of the model they are building.”