> As an AÇEV Program Partner

Q.1. What are the criteria required of an organization in order to be authorized to implement AÇEV Programs in a foreign country?

AÇEV makes its Programs available to various international organizations on a royalty-free basis. The organization should take into consideration the following criteria in order to be given the rights to implement AÇEV programs in its respective country.

  • Ethical Values: : The organization must respect human rights and must not discriminate between any segment of the society on the basis of race, color, age, identity, nationality and ethnicity, religion, faith, gender, sexual orientation, appearance, socio-economic status, disability, etc.
  • The organization’s field of activity must be aligned with AÇEV Program objectives. Therefore, the organization is expected to be already working in any of the following fields such as early childhood development, parent education, adult education, social services, social development, immigrant integration, etc.
  • Institutional Capacity: : Institutional Capacity: The management team is required to possess a strong and efficient decision-making mechanism and to assign a project leader who will be responsible for managing the AÇEV partnership.
  • Financial Capability: The organization is expected to have the capability to cover the costs that are incurred during the program implementations process; i.e., program translation and/or adaptation as necessary, training of trainers seminar and supervision visits by AÇEV personnel.
  • Trainer Pool: The organization is expected to either have an in-house group of minimum 10 trainers or gather for this collaboration a pool of minimum 10 trainer candidates who will end up attending AÇEV’s training of trainers seminar and later on implement the program with local beneficiaries.
  • Access to Program Participants: The organization is expected to have the means to access parents and children who will be the beneficiaries of programs

Q.2. What are the agreement processes involved in implementing a program in cooperation with AÇEV?

A letter of intent followed by a Memorandum of Understanding is signed with international partner organizations. The latter agreement details the specific roles and responsibilities of partners involved in the process.

Q.3. What are the steps to be followed if an organization wishes to implement the program in a language other than Turkish?

The original AÇEV programs are in Turkish but various AÇEV programs have already been translated into English, Arabic, Russian and Spanish. If an organization wishes to implement the program in another language, a separate Translation Agreement will be signed with the organization. The organization requesting the programs in a different language is responsible for the costs incurred during the translation process. AÇEV has to approve the translations before the program can be put to use by the partner organization...

Q.4. What are the trainer roles in AÇEV’s program implementation model?

There are 6 trainer roles within the program implementation process. A trainer is required to successfully complete the training seminar they attend with respect to their trainer level. (See AÇEV Trainer Roles)

AÇEV Trainer Roles

Program Trainer: A trainer candidate who has successfully completed the Training of Trainers Seminar delivered by AÇEV experts is certified to become a Program Trainer. S/he is authorized to implement AÇEV Programs with parents and children in their community.

Supervisor: A Program Trainer who has successfully completed Supervisor Training Seminar delivered by AÇEV experts is certified as a Supervisor. S/he observes course implementations carried out by Program Trainers and gives feedback to support their development and effective delivery of program content to beneficiaries.

Senior Supervisor: A Supervisor who has gained considerable experience providing supervisions to Program Trainers.

Master Trainer: Master Trainer: A successful Senior Supervisor who has attended the Training of Master Trainer seminar delivered by AÇEV experts is certified to become a Master Trainer who can then conduct a Training of Trainers seminar her/himself to train Trainer candidates in their community.

Senior Master Trainer: A Master Trainer who has gained considerable experience providing Training of Trainers seminars..

AÇEV Expert Trainer: Individuals who have successfully fulfilled all of AÇEV’s trainer roles and are responsible for development of Program content and monitoring implementations.

Q.5. How does the Program Trainer selection and training process work?

AÇEV provides the prospective Program Trainers designated by the partner organization with the Training of Trainers Seminar that lasts a full 8-12 days. Prospective Program Trainers are informed on the content of the Program they will be implementing, as well as on group management techniques during these Seminars. Candidates who successfully complete this Seminar are entitled to receive a Training of Trainers Seminar Attendance Certificate and can begin launching courses to reach the beneficiaries in their communities. 

Q.6. Who is eligible to be a prospective Program Trainer?

Program Trainers expected to implement AÇEV Programs are expected to have studied in disciplines that are aligned with AÇEV’s Program objectives such as child development, adult education, and developmental psychology and/or can be teachers, academicians, school counselors, or social workers with experience in reaching adults and children in disadvantaged communities. Candidates are expected to possess strong communication, group management, and presentation skills in order to be able to efficiently implement AÇEV Programs. 

Q.7. Is it possible to launch an AÇEV program course without attending the Training of Trainers Seminar?

No. The prospective Program Trainer has to regularly attend the full-time Training of Trainers seminar and successfully complete it to become eligible to implement a Program. . 

Q.8. What is the role of the partner organization to enable Program Trainers to launch courses in their communities?

The organization is responsible for promoting the program so that potential beneficiaries are informed of the services. The organization management is also expected to organize the venues where courses will be implemented and print the required program materials to support the Program Trainers.  

Q.9. How is the quality of program implementations ensured?

AÇEV experts provide two supervision visits to the courses opened by partner organization’s Program Trainers during their first experience implementing a program and one supervision visit for the Program Trainer’s second course experience. During these supervision visits, AÇEV experts visiting the organization provide feedback to Program Trainers relating to their program implementations and support the development of their knowledge and skills for more effective delivery.  

The partner organization is expected to invest in Training of Supervisors seminar for its successful and committed Program Trainers so that the organization can in the future be independent of AÇEV resources. . 

Q.10. Is the organization required to report to AÇEV on program implementations?

Yes, this is a requirement. AÇEV expects the partner organization to provide at least 2 reports during the course of a year providing AÇEV with the following information: time and location of courses launched by Program Trainers, number of beneficiaries reached through the course and their rate of attendance, Program Trainer’s reports evaluating the process and impact of implementations and feedback from the beneficiaries. These reports are crucial for a transparent and sustainable partnership.

This campaign has been approved by the İstanbul Governorship (#30545 dated 15/11/2006) pursuant to article 7 of the Charitable Fundraising Act (Statute 2860).    
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