“We approach M&E in two ways. Firstly, we have arranged for a three year external assessment of the programme to be undertaken by the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol, in partnership with researches from the University of Namibia, on the impact of the programme in Namibia entitled “The Perivoli Schools Trust Early Child Care an Education Model: Exploring lived experiences and wider social impacts”. It is expected to report in 2024.
Secondly, we undertake our own analysis by following the children through primary school as best we can. We record the primary school that each of the children go on to and then, with the permission of the relevant Ministry of Education, request that the Principals of up to 30 primary schools in each country complete a Perivoli Measurement and Evaluation form (M&E form). This M&E form lists the names in each Year Group of the children from a “Perivoli” nursery school who are attending their school. This Form is generated directly from the database.
We ask the Principals to record for each child whether they have stayed in school; whether they have dropped back a year; what their test results have been in Maths, English and Art and how this compares to the average class score, and what their rank is in that class.
We intend to publish the results of this evaluation. However, lack of attendance of classes due to Covid has delayed completion of the M&E forms. Once we have been able to compile the data we would plan to publish it in the following format.