ERIC Number: ED466970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Reintegration Training and Education for Peace (YRTEP) Program: Sierra Leone, 2000-2001. Impact Evaluation.
Fauth, Gloria; Daniels, Bonnie
Management Systems International (MSI), with funding from United States Agency for International Development Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID/OTI) and in coordination with other partners, is implementing a program in Sierra Leone entitled "Youth Reintegration Training and Education for Peace" (YRTEP). The object is to provide non-formal education activities to ex-combatant and other war-affected youth. The program is designed to include 40,000 participants, roughly 50% ex-combatants and 50% non-combatants. The training provides a series of non-formal education modules for youth/young adults in areas such as reintegration and sensitization for ex-combatants; vocational and life skills counseling; livelihood skills development in agriculture and other labor-intensive areas; protecting the environment; health issues; civic education; and functional literacy and numeracy. Modules are delivered to the target population by teams of two trainers per group of 20 participants. The program is designed to use the existing network of community and religious groups as a delivery system. Groups are offered the opportunity to participate, and, if qualified, receive technical assistance, training of trainers, and the full package of materials to impact the training and education modules of the program. The evaluation utilized a questionnaire designed to elicit responses from program participants that would indicate the type and nature of behavioral change that has occurred as a result of participation in the YRTEP program. A total of 482 interviews were completed. Findings suggest the YRTEP program has accomplished what it set out to do and has made a significant difference in the lives of the participants. Those who participated have accomplished things they would not have accomplished if they had not participated. (BT)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Learning Modules, National Surveys, Nonformal Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, Skill Development, Youth Programs
For full text: http://www.dec.org/pdf_docs/PDABT950.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Management Systems International, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Sierra Leone