This toolkit was developed to collect consistent and measured examples that demonstrate how CCRR education programs can influence household risk reduction and resilience, and whether programmes are also impacting school-based risk reduction and resilience.
The tools support information-gathering to show them what types of interventions are most effective in both empowering children and sustaining and encouraging parent/guardian involvement.
This toolkit is designed as a monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEAL) tool to allow current projects to collect information that can be used to add additional value to project objectives. It can also be adapted and used as the base of a stand-alone research project. Because of the demand for this information from both researchers and practitioners, findings can be widely shared to raise awareness of successes and lessons learned, and therefore increase the effectiveness of CCRR projects, as well as household level resilience.
Using this toolkit allows them to look at risk reduction education project impacts beyond the outcome of building resilience. It will let them know if not only the student, but also their parents or caregivers know more about risk and resilience than they did before, if their attitudes changed, and if this knowledge resulted in behavioural changes at the household level. This will allow them to further develop projects that serve to protect children and their families against the hazards and threats that they face, and that address underlying causes of vulnerability.
The four questionnaires in this Toolkit are to be used for:
- Their parents/caregivers
- Teachers or the individuals facilitating the activities
- Key informants of programming agencies
While this toolkit is ideally integrated early on in project design, it can also be used to evaluate existing or completed projects. Existing projects can use the questionnaires as part of monitoring and evaluation at the end of an initiative, to gather information on knowledge transfer and influence, as well as changes to household risk levels. Completed projects can still be used to add to this project, as interviewing former participants and their family members may report on project interventions, knowledge gained, shared, and sustained, as well as attributable changes at the household level.