Since 2011, we have commissioned a series of external evaluations by the University of Sussex Centre for International Education to understand how effectively our Second Chance program addresses the learning needs of out-of-school children. The most recent longitudinal study released in 2018 tracked 625 children who participated in Luminos’ 10-month Second Chance program in 2011, completed it, and then transitioned to government schools. Their progress was compared against 1,250 government students.
The study had some profound findings.
It shows that the Luminos Second Chance program has a long-term impact. Even six years after completing the program and transitioning into mainstream government schooling, Luminos children continue to fare better than their government counterparts.
A new, qualitative evaluation of the Second Chance program in Liberia is underway by the Sussex research team. This study aims to understand how the pedagogy works into a new country as well as the roles of both facilitators and Parental Engagement Groups. Results will be published in mid-2019.
The full report and additional Second Chance evaluations from the University of Sussex are available on the Resources page.
The Luminos Fund is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt charitable organization registered in the United States (EIN 36-4817073).