1. END OF PROJECT EVALUATION
Hand in Hand Eastern Africa (HiH EA) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Kenya,established in 2010, with the vision to alleviate poverty through job creation. HiH EA promotes economic and social empowerment of the poorest citizens to help them lift themselves out of poverty and vulnerability. Its approach is based on a philosophy of self-help, which provides business and skills training and support to enable poor people, particularly women, to build and sustain independent, market-based economic activities. This provides for a higher level of income for them and their families, and in turn contributes to greater food security, better education for children, increased access to medicines and healthcare and improved housing.
The “Peace and prosperity through job creation – an innovative path for Kenya’s youth” project started in October 2015 aiming to provide an innovative dimension to Hand in Hand’s job creation model by offering a concrete way to tackle the interlinked problem of societal instability and youth unemployment. The 3 year project is funded by the Swedish Postcode Lottery, with a budget of 8 900 000 SEK. The Hand in Hand Youth Programme rests on two avenues: unlocking the door to the job market for young people by providing them with theoretical tools (entrepreneurial and vocational skills) and breaking the structural barriers to entrepreneurship by raising the status of self-employment and introducing entrepreneurship as a school topic.
An external baseline study was carried out during the initial stages of project, followed by an internal Mid-Term Report (MTR) in 2017. HiH EA is now seeking to procure the services of a suitable consultant/consultancy firm to conduct an external final evaluation of the project. The evaluation is to be conducted between October 2018 and March 2019 with the final evaluation being presented in March 15th 2019. The intended users of the evaluation are HiH EA, HiH Sweden, the Swedish postcode lottery and other key stakeholders. The project has been granted a no cost extension to make up for interruptions during the Kenyan election in 2017. The no-cost extension spans from October 1st to December 31st 2018. The evaluation is to make an assessment on whether the project outcomes and outputs is likely to be achieved within the project, including the extended project timespan.
For more information on the terms of reference for the end evaluation of the project “Peace and Prosperity through job creation – an innovative path for Kenya’s youth”
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