|Evaluation of My Future is My Choice (MFMC): peer education life skills programme in Namibia: identifying strengths, weaknesses and areas for improvement
The overall purpose of the research was to evaluate My Future is My Choice (MFMC), a national
peer education HIV prevention life skills programme in Namibia, and to provide
recommendations for improving and strengthening the programme. MFMC is an official extracurricular
life skills programme of the Ministry of Education at secondary and combined schools.
It seeks to protect young people from HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and to
prevent unintended pregnancies.
As specified in the terms of reference, the specific objectives of the assignment were to:
1. Assess the impact and influence of MFMC on young people, both learners and peer
2. Assess the programme delivery mechanism of the MFMC programme, including the
quality and ability of facilitators and trainers to deliver the programme;
3. Identify and analyse MFMC programme strengths and weaknesses based on evaluation
4. Make realistic recommendations for improving the MFMC programme.
Key questions that the evaluation sought to address included:
• Is the MFMC programme effective in meeting its goals?
• Is the programme being implemented as intended?
• What impact has the programme had on the knowledge, skills, and behaviours of MFMC
graduates and peer facilitators?
• What are the key obstacles to the effective implementation of the programme?
• What are the strengths and weaknesses of the programme?
• How do we revise the content and/or delivery mechanism?
• How do we improve the MFMC programme?
|Namibia - Population and Housing Census 2001