monitoring and evaluation

New schools, old friends and monitoring and evaluation

We often worry about monitoring and evaluating (M&E) the outcomes of the work we do in Kenya and Uganda. It’s true that effective M&E is something of a dark art in the world of international development. Yesterday the PWs in Kisii visited my PW school – St Joseph’s Kemasare – as part of their first week training, ten years after I had been there and, I have to say, I’ve never been so convinced that […]

Revisiting Ikenye: An EPAfrica school seven years on

Back in the summer of 2007, EPAfrica volunteers worked hard supplying the school with textbooks, backing them and providing a secure place to store them, improving the school’s stock of science equipment, setting up links with a local health clinic to provide year-round health talks and information to the students, and running a sports day hosted with fellow local schools. 7 years on, we revisited the school to find that the implementation of these sustainable projects, and progress with exciting new ones, had helped improve the quality of education for the students of Ikenye.