Use of Logic Model in Evaluating the Training Program of Babiker Badri Scientific Association for Women Studies
Use of models is a common practice in management thinking and it is significant. This research used logic models in evaluation processes and dissemination of the culture of program evaluation. It also evaluated the impact of training programs on women trainees at by Babiker Badri Scientific Association for Women Studies (BBSAWS). Forty (40) well trained women out of 200 women were selected based on the snow ball non-random sampling technique. Primary data were collected using a comprehensive structured questionnaire however; secondary data were collected from the organization’s reports and relevant published sources. The results of the descriptive statistics revealed that the majority of respondents who attended the training program were below the age of 40 years, had low educational attainment and most of them been married. With respect to program quality most women reported their satisfaction with the program content, decided that they applied what have been taught and agreed that training period was sufficient. Most of the beneficiaries attended the 6 month period which indicated their interest and commitment to forward the outputs to the rest of the community. Regarding the input part of the Logic model funding, class room space, program staff and educational material showed satisfaction situation. The main provided soft activities were educational groups for illiteracy classes, food processing techniques, handicrafts, and business oriented actions. Nevertheless, immediate outcomes represented in level of awareness of skills and improved educational courses. The study revealed that intermediate outcomes were educated women, practicing their acquired knowledge in all aspects of life. However, the long term outcomes found in changing of family life such as improving family nutrition, ability to read and write, establishing income generating activities in food processing and handicrafts and ability market their products profitably. The research recommended conducting TNA before training take place, concentrating on income generating schemes and evaluating the training impact of beneficiaries.
Women Empowerment, Logic Model, Handcrafts, Youth Projects, Service Science
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