• Overview

    Vibha helps under-privileged children get quality education and turns them into productive citizens

    All the projects supported by Vibha are to do with children. Vibha's main focus areas are:

    1. Education
    2. Vocational training
    3. Care for physically and/or mentally challenged children
    4. Rescue and rehabilitation of children in vulnerable conditions

    Vibha selects projects without any discrimination based on gender, caste, religion, political affiliation or language.

    We follow an exhaustive evaluation process which includes analysis of quantitative and qualitative measures.

  • Project Selection
  • Project Monitoring
  • Visit A Project

    Visiting a project can be a very beneficial and enlightening experience for you. It will give you an understanding about the project, the demographic situation in the region, the problems faced by children and most importantly, the satisfaction of understanding how your contribution - monetary or effort - is being put to use. Visiting a project also helps Vibha in better evaluating projects.

    If you would like to visit a project, just check our project list and send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information:

    • Name
    • E-mail address (E-mail is our preferred form of contact)
    • Phone number
    • Address
    • City / cities visiting in India
    • Project you would like to visit
    • Any special requirements or requests you have

    Please do give us some advance notification so that we could contact the projects and ensure that your visit is well coordinated.

    After your visit kindly fill in a project visit report (the sample template is provided below) and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It is very essential that you submit a report of your visit as your feedback and views regarding the projects would be very critical in our future evaluation of the project.

    Visit Report Template (doc)

    Visit Report Template (pdf)

FAQs

How does Vibha select projects for funding?

Vibha's project selection philosophy is based on the fundamental principle of maximizing the impact of every contribution. Every project funded by Vibha needs to fit in with the mission and vision of Vibha. The project should not discriminate based on gender, caste, race, religion or language and should be a non-political, not-for profit organization. Apart from the above mandatory qualities expected out of every project, the project selection team has a set of qualitative criteria which will ensure the effectiveness of the project in accomplishing its goals. Vibha makes a concerted effort to select small to medium-sized projects.

Vibha believes that ultimately the community should become a part of the solution and therefore looks for projects which reflect that approach. Our monitors, who are stationed in India conduct in-depth research and analysis on each proposed project along with our volunteers before making a final recommendation for funding. Every project goes through several iterations of questions and answers between the selection team and the project manager. The competence of the organization requesting funding is established through annual audited reports, reference checks, pre-funding evaluations performed during volunteer visits, in addition to the critical appraisal of their detailed project proposal.

For further details on our project selection criteria, you can send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How does Vibha monitor projects?

Currently Vibha uses two means to monitor projects: 1) project visits done by our full time employees in India, 2) volunteer visits and extensive communication with the projects. Our full time monitoring staff in India make regular project visits and document every visit in a detailed project visit report. In addition, volunteers visit the projects for an in person review during their visits to India. These efforts combine to ensure the quality of the project.

How many projects has Vibha supported?

Since our inception in 1991, Vibha has supported more than 160 projects in India and 10 projects in the US. As a result, Vibha has been able to reach out to and provide opportunities for over 110,000 underprivileged children. Currently, Vibha supports 37 projects in India and 5 projects in the US.

Please Note: The number of currently funded projects changes frequently based on the project selection activity. The number provided here reflects the statistic at a particular point in time.

Why is there a variance between the per-child costs in different projects?

Different projects have different goals and are probably in different stages of their development. Based on the goals, the stage of development as well as macro conditions such as local population, local support, social environment, etc. costs of the projects could vary significantly.

Can I visit a Vibha Project?

Yes! Vibha encourages donors and volunteers to visit projects. Please visit our Visit a Project page and send us an email with the requested details. Vibha values your feedback from your projects visit and will utilize that as part of the project monitoring reports.

Can I make contributions towards a specific Vibha Project?

Yes, by enrolling in Vibha Beneficiary Program. Please click here for details about the available projects and how to participate in the program

 

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