Girls Afterschool Leadership Education

Monitoring & Evaluation of the ‘Girls Afterschool Leadership Education’ Projects

Head of the project:
Dr. Karen Petry

Staff member:
Marie Biermann

Period of research:
July 2015 – April 2017

Dr. Heather Cameron (CamP Group gGmbH)

Funded by the UBS Optimus Foundation and initiated by Dr. Heather Cameron, a total of 20 Girls’ Afterschool Clubs are implemented in the poverty- and violence stricken townships Khayelitsha, Gugulethu and Nyanga in South Africa. The clubs are attached to primary schools and their programme includes life skill and leadership training for 9 to 11 year-old girls, in order to improve school performance and enhance strategies for preventing gender-based violence.

In order to find out about whether and how the projects reach their set goals, the Girls’ Afterschool Clubs are monitored and evaluated by the German Sports University Cologne. This process includes the development of evaluation instruments as well as data collection and data analysis. Quantitative and qualitative methodology is used to gain insights into the project’s impact on girls’ self-awareness, academic performance, social capital and violence negotiation skills. Apart from a close collaboration with local researchers in South Africa students from the German Sports University will be supporting with data collection in the field.

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