When participants enroll in a language group, they have the option of applying for a scholarship and in this case, we ask them to fill in an online form where we evaluate their financial situation. However, it is the participants who self-assess their need for a financial scholarship because we do not leave anyone who fills in the form out. This is all handled in our web platform, so we do not require a face to face interview.
In response to your questions: - Yes, we do assist our SPEAK founders in every step of the process of implementing the project in the new city, including the networking, training in sales, fundraising, establishing partnerships, local marketing, and so on; - Anyone, either local, migrant or refugee, who is not capable of paying the ~29 euro fee gets in for free. We then do our B2G sales based on the scholarships offered - municipalities pay for beneficiaries who had access to SPEAK already. Also, 29 euros is an indicative price, as we usually adjust the fee charged to each country's price level.
I hope this answered your questions, but let me know you have any more doubts!
Congratulations on your project! It was great to watch the amazing ideas of the last cohort working in Sulaimani. Wish them all success!
Thank you so much for your kind help. It would be very useful to learn about your journey and the main challenges you face. If you are on linkedin, feel free to contact me whenever it suits you better - https://www.linkedin.com/in/rita-brito-e-faro-95358692/.