Agreement. A negotiated and binding arrangement between parties with respect to a course of action. Examples: project agreement, scholarship agreement, student agreement, including mutual obligations, payment, reporting, timetable.
Business plan. Blueprint to an enterprise and road map to results/profit based on a specific earning model. Includes a profit & loss statement (PNL), finance scheme. See also renstra.
Capacity building. Strengthening the ability or power to do, experience, or understand something. Examples: management training, financial training, problem solving, leadership training.
Disadvantaged. Anyone whose development is hampered by a lack of financial resources.
Endorsed region. Endorsed regions are all parts of Indonesia, preferably outside the island of Java.
Evaluation. Assessing the results of a project relative to the objective and students relative to certain standards (IP, SKS).
Financing. Providing funding to a person or enterprise. A co-financer is a second or third financing party. A student can be financed by his family and co-financed by income from his job, a school and/or a donor.
FP. Full Proposal, for scholarships or for projects.
Good Governance. Certain standards of conduct or administration of an organization or institution.
Intermediary organization. An organization standing between students and VDMS, which is responsible for administering scholarships, and selecting, proposing, coaching and monitoring a group of students.
Logframe. A matrix of objectives, action and budget needed to run a project and indicators to measure and evaluate the results, based on certain assumptions. Forms a part of the OOPP method.
Monitoring. Observing, checking, and keeping a continuous record of a process.
Objective. A certain aspired result. For projects defined in SMART terms.
OOPP. Objective Oriented Project Planning is a method to define and plan a project or activity in terms of objective, action, and budget ( see logframe).
Partnership. Working relationship between two bodies, for instance an Indonesian school or organization and the VDMS.
PNL. Stands for Profit & Loss statement.
Project. Internal Project: a project realized within an organization for its own benefit, for instance, developing its own computer education. External Project: a project set up and run for an external institution or organization.
Project leader. A person in an organisation responsible for the execution of a project, backed by management and stakeholders. Responsibility includes proposing a project, creating favorable conditions, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation.
QP. Quick Proposal, for scholarships or for projects.
Renstra. See strategic plan.
Sustainable. Refers to the results of projects, which must be maintained after the project is completed.
SMART. Refers to the definition of an objective of a project. The acronym stands for: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely
SOP. Stands for Standard of Performance.
SWOT analysis. Analysis of the Strengths and Weaknesses of an organization and the Opportunities and Threats of its environment.
Stakeholders. All those people or organizations having an interest in a project: government, local government, board of a foundation, director of an institution, principal, management, staff/teachers, students, NGO’s and local business and industries.
Strategic plan. A road map for an organisation stating certain objectives (quality of education, position, accreditation) to be achieved in a medium term period (3-5 years). See also Business plan.
Talented. Refers in particular to the quality of students, expressed in her or his IP (indeks prestasi) being at least 3.0.
Target group. Talented, underpriviledged and motivated Indonesians from 15 to 25 years of age.
Underprivileged. Anyone whose development is hampered by a lack of financial resources.
VDMS. The Van Deventer-Maas Stichting.