Baraket now studies in a government class after graduating from a Speed School. His mother, Sheto, participated in a collective savings group with other Speed School mothers. She has recently been able to set up a coffee shop and can now afford to send all her children to school.
96%Of children have returned to MAINSTREAM school
4,137No. of Speed Schools
99,030mothers in parental engagement groups
86%Of graduates are still in mainstream education after 12 months
50,000GIRLS EDUCATED IN SPEED SCHOOLS
716Linked government schools
HOW IS IMPACT ASSESSED?
Quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation is a core piece of the Speed School program. We regularly track inputs, outputs, outcomes, and impact to ensure learnings from the ground guide program design and implementation. Project progress is also monitored through qualitative reporting such as direct feedback from beneficiaries.
The evaluation design consists of the following metrics:
- Baseline and endline assessments to gauge student literacy/numeracy levels plus continuous assessments to ensure children meet the minimum grade level competencies.
- Baseline and endline evaluation of parental engagement groups to understand the parents’ shift in behaviors and attitudes.
- A longitudinal study to evaluate how Speed School graduates fare in government schools and to understand the difference Speed School makes in a student’s life trajectory compared to non-entrants.
We maintain a strong relationship with evaluation partners from the Centre for International Education at the University of Sussex as well as researchers from the University of Hawassa.
To date, more than 90% of Speed School children transition into government schools. According to our most recent evaluation by the University of Sussex, 75% of them are still in school four years after transition. Early evaluation reports also suggest that Speed School children outperform their government school counterparts once in the government schooling system.
Click here to read the University of Sussex's evaluation report.
STORIES OF LIFE CHANGE
The Luminos Fund has positively impacted the lives of children and communities in West Africa and rural Ethiopia since 2007.