IDinsight Associate Jenna Amlani with an enumerator and school administrator at Kinyamasika Primary School in Kabarole, Uganda. ©IDinsight
Report: Identifying the active elements of Raising Voices’ Good School Toolkit - 5 MB
The Good School Toolkit (GST) is an intervention developed by Raising Voices to prevent violence against children (VAC) in Ugandan schools. The program achieves this through influencing relationships among students, teachers, administrators, parents, and the surrounding community. The effectiveness of the GST was demonstrated by a randomised controlled trial conducted from 2012 to 2014, which showed that the GST led to a 42 percent reduction in VAC by school staff.
As the program includes over 60 different activities and can be time-intensive to implement, Raising Voices is interested in developing an abridged version of the GST which will be called GST Agile. This agile version will be easier for schools to implement and therefore easier to scale, while maintaining the effectiveness of the GST.
IDinsight partnered with Raising Voices to conduct a qualitative process evaluation of the GST in order to inform the development of GST Agile. This engagement consisted of two phases. In Phase I, a Theory of Change (TOC) was developed to map GST activities, intermediate outcomes, long-term outcomes and key assumptions. The TOC informed Phase II, the evaluation phase, which had two primary objectives:
Qualitative data were collected from stakeholders at nine primary schools in Luwero and Kabarole districts of Uganda. This included 108 semi-structured interviews with teachers (n=27), students (n=45), administrators (n=9), and parents (n=27), and 18 focus group discussions (FGDs) with teachers (nine FGDs) and students (nine FGDs), totalling 107 participants.
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