Providing Lesotho's Children with Keys to the World

This is the story of our efforts to end the vicious cycle of poverty, disease, inadequate education, and early death
in a remote rural community in Lesotho, Africa, by providing quality education and life skills
to the young children there. Join us on our journey ...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Volunteer Needed to Design Evaluation Methodologies

We're looking for a volunteer evaluation consultant

We need to select and customize survey techniques to evaluate our project in Lesotho.  In the short-term, we want to look at changes in academic achievement and computer skills and evaluate supplemental materials used with the school curriculum.  (We've got an independent researcher working on evaluating long-term educational, social, economic, health, and cultural changes.)

Is there anyone out there who has knowledge and experience designing evaluation methodologies who would like to work with Laptops to Lesotho between now and January? 

four primary school students work together, huddled around an XO laptop
Nohana Primary School, Laptops to Lesotho

We'd like to start collecting some data in January when we have a group of volunteers going to Lesotho for several weeks.  We've defined our evaualtion goals and the basic data we want to collect.  Now we need to get down to the nitty-gritty and develop detailed methodologies.

Can you help or know someone who could?
-- Janissa

1 comment:

  1. Hi Janissa

    I've been following your project from some time ago. It has been exciting to watch how you have been putting all the pieces together.

    Currently I'm working on a deployment in the south-western region of Colombia. I have worked for OLPC for almost 5 years in several deployments in Colombia, Argentina, Rwanda among others.

    I have some experience developing evaluation systems and will be delighted to help you although the interaction will have to be online since I can't move from the field.

    Please let me know how can I help you and when can we Skype/phone and discuss this more in depth.


    Pedro Cuéllar
    One Laptop per Child


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