Active Literacy Program Experimentation evaluation - Active Literacy Program Experimentation evaluation summary
The Active Literacy program is an initiative of SFWA targeting women of the Saving For Change program. The beneficiaries of the program receive training in literacy skills, citizenship, governance and management with the emphasis on everyday application. The program, in experimentation since 2008, is implemented by two local NGO of Mali in different areas.The evaluation is a follow up evaluation from 2011 to assess the teaching material and relevance of the program.2. Purpose/objectiveThe evaluation aimed at evaluating the implementation of the Active Literacy Program including the newly integrated radio component in terms of pedagogical relevance, relevance of and adaptation to user needs, process of implementation, effectiveness and efficiency. To gauge the strengths and weaknesses of the program.3. MethodologyA preliminary meeting was held at Stromme Foundation with the consultants to ensure the latter of the expectations of SFWA and make a realistic planning of the evaluation. The strategy of investigation targeted both direct and indirect beneficiaries of the project activities, including all stakeholders involved in the implementation. Data collection; interviews with individuals and focus groups, document analysis on program implementation, handbooks and teaching guides. Analysis of the collected data to secure a holistic vision of the different evaluation aspects.