This past reporting period we look back at the achievements of the students with dreams programme, with the coming of our impact evaluation. We are so excited to soon share the findings of our long-term impact evaluation for SWD. The Evaluation sheds light on how the programme has affected the lives of our alumni. Below is a brief look at some of the results of the evaluation:
Overall the programme has positively supported and helped the alumni in developing their leadership skills and in their professional development.
94% of interviewed alumni think the program positively influenced their professional development.
97% of interviewed alumni have used the skills they gained in the programme beyond SWD.
82% of interviewed alumni say that SWD has opened up opportunities for them.
One alumni said, “…I think [SWD] set me up to proceed, like a base, like a foundation” (Team Build It). We also found that the programme has helped alumni apply for and get some opportunities as a result.
“I was able to apply for a grant because of affiliation with SWD and World Connect and SWD made it easier to apply…” (Green Dance)
The report will come out soon and will be available on our website so look out for it there (link below). It looks deep into the programme, showing statistical finding and stories. We look forward to sharing the full report.