Sri Lanka

Orphanage Rating System

May 31, 2005

Seeing the poverty and sad conditions of the overwhelming majority of Sri Lanka's orphanages, we envisioned that there might be a possibility to work on elevating the situation of all orphanages in Sri Lanka. We decided to design an evaluation system to decide where help is needed the most.

Sylvia Hoebig of Real Medicine Asia in Sri Lanka, who had organized a large-scale disaster aid operation pursuant to the tsunami, has an overview over many orphanages in existence in Sri Lanka. She created the following Orphanages Rating System.

We will discuss this rating system with international authorities on childcare, and use it as a basis for our work. It will be modified and updated, so please stay tuned.

 

Children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.

Topic

Date of Control

A

B

C

D

E

F

Remarks

1

Psychological Evaluation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i

Social Behavior

(Children, playing with each other, etc.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ii

Emotional – Motivational Behavior

(Children seem to be happy -gestures, verbal, nonverbal, expression)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iii

Educational Standard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iv

Knowledge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

v

Contacts (Persons of trust)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vi

Visitors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(If above mentioned topics are conspicuous, psychologist should interview the child/children to get further details.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.

Topic

Date of Control

A

B

C

D

E

F

Remarks

2

Physiological Evaluation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i

Weight/Height

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ii

Diseases/Wounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iii

Infectious Diseases

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iv

Childhood Diseases

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

v

Sleep & Rest hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.

Topic

Date of Control

A

B

C

D

E

F

Remarks

3

Facilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i

Toys/Play ground

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ii

Sports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iii

Study Facilities (quiet rooms)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iv

Tutors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

v

Special Classes (English/Computer training)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vi

Special Equipment (Computer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vii

Possibility of further education or training of skills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

viii

Tours outside of the home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ix

Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

Space

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MANAGEMENT & MAINTENANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.

Topic

Date of Control

A

B

C

D

E

F

Remarks

4

Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i

Caretaker(s) (i.e. training, availability, relationship to children)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ii

Accountants (transparency of book keeping)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iii

Board of Trustees Transparency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iv

Food controller (cook)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

v

Maintainer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vi

Security

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.

Topic

Date of Control

A

B

C

D

E

F

Remarks

5

House Maintenance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i

Damages (i.e. water damage/mould)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ii

Electricity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iii

Construction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iv

Bathroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

v

Kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vi

Bedroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vii

Dining room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

viii

Furniture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ix

Space

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical ( a)

No.

Topic

Date of Control

A

B

C

D

E

F

Remarks

6

Information Standard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i

Knowledge regarding Hygiene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a)

Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(b)

Children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ii

Knowledge regarding avoiding of diseases

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a)

Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(b)

Children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iii

Knowledge regarding keeping & providing food under hygienic circumstances

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a)

Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(b)

Children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iv

Knowledge regarding the operation of household utensils & electricity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a)

Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(b)

Children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

v

Knowledge regarding Sexuality

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

( children)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vi

Knowledge regarding Cleaning

(kitchen, utensils & bathroom)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a)

Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(b)

Children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical (b)

No.

Topic

Date of Control

A

B

C

D

E

F

Remarks

7

Health Care Standard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i

Water Quality

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ii

Regular Doctors' visits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iii

Prevention (vaccination/nutrition)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iv

Identifying of Diseases

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

v

(Emergency) Facilities & Utensils (wound care, emergency medication & sickroom)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vi

Persistent Health Problems (i.e. long-standing wounds)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.

Topic

Date of Control

A

B

C

D

E

F

Remarks

8

Kitchen Standard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i

Cleanliness + Hygiene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ii

Safety (i.e. slippery floor/electrical hazards)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iii

Nutrition (i.e. quality/quantity of food)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.

Topic

Date of Control

A

B

C

D

E

F

Remarks

9

Bathroom Standard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i

Cleanliness + Hygiene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ii

Safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restrooms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Quantity/Quality)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.

Topic

Date of Control

A

B

C

D

E

F

Remarks

10

Bedroom Standard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i

Cleanliness + Hygiene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ii

Safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rating System created by Sylvia Hoebig, based on an idea by Prashanthi Weragama of Real Medicine Asia in Sri Lanka, who will also overview the financial analysis and budgeting for this project.

 

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