Just to say congratulations on your great work which can reach so many beneficiaries. It seems really important that you use communications mediums which are realistically available in the circumstances, and I also love how the learning is both literacy and numeracy focussed, but also includes more creative topics such as poetry. All the best with your great work! Chris
Hi Tracy - just to say I really love how this idea combines resilience in education generally with reducing gbv specficially, with the assistance of ICT which will no doubt grow in accessible over the coming years. Best of luck with your great work! Chris
A summary of impact data and narrative success stories arising from our education programs can be found in our recently released 2016 Annual Report here: http://media.skateistan.org/reports/web_annualreport_2016.pdf
Please see pages 10-11 for a high-level, global overview of key quantitative data and, for example, pages 22-23 and 26-27 for a few personal success stories. You may also wish to refer to page 43 regarding our ‘Give her Five’ campaign, launched in December 2016, which focused on girls’ empowerment.
More generally speaking, at Skateistan we monitor the impact of our educational programs through a wide range of outcomes and indicators which correspond to our Theory of Change. An internal monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) process is overseen by Skateistan’s development team at our Berlin international office, and implemented by national management staff in our project locations across Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa.
Our monitoring uses quantitative and qualitative evaluation tools including attendance data, individual demographic data, interviews, observation, reports and case studies, and follow up contact (for at least a year after program completion) with schools to measure impact and inform plans for future growth.
At Skateistan, we also engage with external evaluators and academic researchers to ensure that our monitoring, evaluation and the lessons we learn from it, are in line with current best practice. For example we are members of the Action Impact Network which is helping to pave the way for best practice in MEL within the Sport-for-Development sector. See for example: https://medium.com/@Skateistan/dropping-in-skateistan-part-of-the-action-impact-network-71cd71cb7edb
I hope this helps answer your questions, but please don’t hesitate to contact us if further information would assist.