SLF field representative jumps rope on a field visit in Kenya (Photo by Leah Teklemariam)

Field Visits

Field visits are a critical part of our process. Before we make a partner decision, one of our trusted Field Representatives will visit the organization to assess its ability to implement programmes, its connection to the community and its financial accountability systems. The field visit is also an important opportunity to build a relationship with the organization and foster an open, trusting and responsive partnership.

Throughout the visit, the Field Representative will meet with programme staff and members of the board, as well as conducting one-on-one meetings with beneficiaries. They look at the organization’s leadership structure and governance, review financial management systems and evaluate budgets and programmes. Part of each visit also includes trips into the community to see the organization’s work first-hand.

We also conduct periodic assessment visits with existing partners, and work to build their capacity and facilitate meaningful exchanges and connections between the organizations we fund.

About our Field Representatives

The Stephen Lewis Foundation relies on the expertise of several African and Africa-based consultant Field Representatives, who act as our eyes and ears on-the-ground. Each of them has extensive experience working with community-based HIV/AIDS initiatives.

Learn more about our Field Representatives and their work:

News

Press Release: Report of the African Grandmothers Tribunal released for World AIDS Day November 29, 2013

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Overduin: Standing with the grandmothers September 18, 2013

Mia Overduin, Ottawa Citizen

Upcoming Events

GrammaLink-Africa's Chili for a Cause October 22, 2014

Red Deer, AB

Eastside Grannies Good Words for Africa October 26, 2014

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