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Impact at dream a dream

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  2. 2. Sports and Dream A Dream <ul><li>Founded in 1999, Dream A Dream is an NGO that works with children from vulnerable backgrounds by developing Life Skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance the lives of ?? Children through programmes like Creative Arts, Sports, Adventure Camp, Mentoring and Learn IT. </li></ul><ul><li>Dream Sports - Football and Rugby (518 children in the Football and 150 children in Rugby) </li></ul><ul><li>Works on a partnership model with professional sports academies providing coached twice a week. </li></ul><ul><li>Children not only learn the sport in a fun and engaging environment albeit also develop critical life skills such as team-work, creativity, problem solving, self-awareness, etc. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Impact Assessment <ul><li>The current Life Skills Assessment Tool designed by two U.K. </li></ul><ul><li>based psychologists Dr. Dave Pearson and Dr. Fiona Kennedy. </li></ul><ul><li>Derived from the WHO definition of Life Skills. </li></ul><ul><li>We measure impact both quantitatively and qualitatively. </li></ul><ul><li>Quantitatively – Life Skills Assessment tool. </li></ul><ul><li>Qualitatively – Collecting stories of change. </li></ul><ul><li>The Life Skills Assessment Tool – is a structured questionnaire with a 5 parameters and 5 point scale. </li></ul><ul><li>The 5 parameters are: </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Overcoming Difficulty </li></ul><ul><li>Taking Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Resolving Conflicts </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding instructions </li></ul>
  4. 4. Process of Impact Assessment <ul><li>When- 3 times in a year: Baseline, 1 st Term and End term. </li></ul><ul><li>Who – Dream A Dream employees. (Field coordinators, Programme coordinators or managers) </li></ul><ul><li>How – Through the observation of the child during a session. </li></ul><ul><li>All employees are trained on how to use the Life Skills Assessment tool before they are sent out on the field. </li></ul><ul><li>Coaches and Volunteers do not do the assessment at this time. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Difficulties with the LSA Tool <ul><li>Under Staffed </li></ul><ul><li>Need for better training and more in debt explanation on the 5 parameters. </li></ul><ul><li>People assessing the children are mostly ones who have not been interacting with them on a regular basis. </li></ul><ul><li>Different assessors for the same batch. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of qualitative data. </li></ul><ul><li>Different people collecting the data and different people entering the data. </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of mandatory fields to be filled in the form sometimes ignored. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Way Ahead… <ul><li>Develop a new model independent of service partners. </li></ul><ul><li>Hire and train coaches on life skills and how to use the LSA tool. </li></ul><ul><li>Collect data only twice a year. </li></ul><ul><li>Start batches only twice a year. </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct a more intensive training for all staff and stakeholders involved. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Thank You! </li></ul>

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