Our Impact

Evidence based impact of our work is demonstrated in Food Security and Resilient Livelihoods, Education for Marginalized communities, Disaster Risk Reduction and Collaborative Leadership through Global Learning and Sharing. We track impact of our work though pathways of change -a tool we have developed.  It is built around a concept of tracing change by asking simple questions of: “so what happened”?  In addition to social and economic gains that make significant differences in the lives of individual, households and communities, our pathways of change will track changes in attitude, behavior and practice.

 

impact

Sexual and Reproductive Health Project

Highlights of Achievements

  • 12 health care professionals trained and now providing youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) services
  • 22 health extension workers trained in basic SRHR now providing improved community SRHR services
  • 101 local leaders trained and sensitized; their improved knowledge secures greater buy-in to sexual and reproductive health services
  • 29 training of trainers facilitators trained and successfully facilitating community conversation and dialogue
  • 4,200 copies of information, education and advocacy materials produced and widely distributed, increasing awareness on SRHR issues
  • 180 community conversation facilitators (CCFs) trained and effectively facilitating community conversations; as a result 5,272 (1,756 male and 3,516 female) have been referred to for various SRH services and using contraceptives
  • 30 community conversation groups formed and conducting dialogues regularly
  • 31 school conversation facilitators trained and influencing SRHR behavior change among the youth in and out of school
  • Seven (7) SRHR school clubs formed and strengthening and now performing dialogue, drama, poems, songs, dance which has resulted in increased awareness on SRHR
  • 10 elders’ forums formed and trained are now advising their community against harmful traditional practices by providing local leadership.

25,103 people reached through dialogue sessions for positive behavior change.

Pastoralist Education

Highlights of Achievements in Southern Oromia Ethiopia, 2015

  • 992 enrolled in preschool children (479 boys and 513 girls) exceeded preschool children enrollment targets by 103%.
  • In the higher grades, enrolled 14,032 primary school students – 6,577 boys and 7,455 girls
  • 89% increase in enrollment, 77% retention rates (10,840 students), and 93% transition rates
  • Increased number of preschool classrooms from 14 to 19 in two pastoral zones, bringing overall number of new schools to 36
  • 60 primary school English teachers (81% of teaching staff) trained in teaching reading, writing and comprehension
  • Over 8,400 supplementary reading materials for the school libraries; reprints of a colorful storybook, Mijun
  • Selected schools provided with 20 solar-powered Notebook laptop computers, teachers trained in their use.

 

Pastoralist Education Kenya 2015

  • Re-enrolled 3,930 kids in formal primary school and shepherd classes through the Education is Cool campaign
  • Installed solar lights in 250 schools in Kenya and Ethiopia, vastly improving student performance, especially for girls.
  • Built water storage tanks in 38 schools to improve the hygiene of thousands of children and save time and energy for girls who usually travel long distances to fetch water.
  • Installed climate-smart energy saving stoves in 34 schools to save children the time –consuming chore of collecting firewood.
  • Increased enrollment due to 20 climate-smart classrooms, new toilets and two new dormitories accommodating 180 students. Girls now feel safer because of these new facilities and their performance has improved.
  • Boosted the confidence and leadership skills of 1,395 girls who participated in summer camps.
  • Reduced dropout risk of 785 girls who received goats to help pay for their own school expenses.

Food and Nutrition Security

Highlights of Achievements, Philippines

  • 153,940 elementary school children benefitting from 70 diverse
    school gardens enhanced through bio-intensive gardening (BIG)
  • 217 children ages 3-5 benefit from 6 day care centers practicing
    BIG
  • 3,136 children (1,647 boys and 1,489 girls) grades 1-3 given
    nutrition education through curriculum integration
  • 509 Department of Education teachers from 241 schools in
    region 4-A trained on enhanced school nutrition intervention
  • 23 daycare teachers trained on various nutrition approaches
  • 217 children ages 3-5 provided nutritious lunch meals for six
    weeks to test impacts
    Results of research in supplementary feeding in two schools 146
    schoolchidren for 100 days feeding program in Cavite, Philippines
  •  Reduced wasting (17.8%-13.7%) and stunting (11.0 – 4.1%)
    prevalence
  • Significant decrease in underweight children (63%-34%)
  • Reduced anemia prevalence from 20.8 – 4.2%
  • Improved nutritional knowledge (65.3 – 76.2%) and attitudes
    (78.2 – 89.1%) among children on the importance of home
    gardens and proper nutrition based on knowlege, awareness,
    practice survey results