SFR MID-TERM REVIEW ON CHILD HEADED HOUSE HOLD FAMILIES IN RUSIZI AND NYAMASHEKE DISTICT

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Rwanda’s districts of Nyamasheke and Rusizi have greatly witnessed this mechanism by receiving a better feedback from our recent midterm review when CHH (child Headed Household) project was reached by Strive Foundation Rwanda technical staff that included the Executive Director Mr. Muramira Bernard.

Mr. Muramira Bernard the Executive Director os Strive Foundation Rwanda during a presentation during the mid-term review in Nyamasheke district

Mid-term is a worthy time to look at achievements and ways that learning contract goals can be accomplished, it is in this perspectivethat when the performance is not addressed or overlooked that problems and concerns can develop.
In the framework to harmonize the partnership, Strive foundation Rwanda organized a joint meetings with officials from Rusizi and Nyamasheke district levels that included the social affairs from Karengera, Ruharambuga, Bushekeri, Kagano and Kanjongo sector of Nyamasheke district and later on executive secretaries of Bweyeye, Butare Nyakabuye and Nkungu sector in Rusizi district. Both meetings took place on 4th and 5th April 2017 in Ishara hotel, Nyamasheke district and Carrefour hotel, Rusizi district.

The schedule included presenting last year’s 2016-2017 achievements, challenges, best practice in order to have common understanding and planned activities for next year 0f 2017-2018.

“SFR’s objective of this review is to take stock of the program to date and compare it to its original intent specifically capturing the progress that has been made relative to its Project Implementation Proposal”, adds the Director.

In his opening remarks, the Executive Director of Strive Foundation Rwanda welcomed the officials and thanked them for countless cooperation with SFR. He briefly explained the activities carried out by SFR in Nyamasheke district in general and in particular he summarized the CHH project.

SFR’s Supervision focuses on ongoing observation and feedback of its daily activities in at its working sites; however the consistent and ongoing feedback in relation to SFR activities contract that SFR’s beneficiary receives what drives change/growth in performance.
In the presentation of 2016-2017 of achievements in Rusizi district, Executive Director, described the support provided that included medical insurance, vegetable gardens for balanced nutrition, advocacy for justice, and psychosocial care for children who have psychological problems, education in primary, secondary and vocational training, shelter construction and family economic empowerment by provision of livestock and technical support in agriculture by agronomist. He also presented planned activities for next year of 2017-2018 namely provision of 108 solar lampas, 20 milk cows, construction of 2 houses and continuation of other supports. He mentioned poor mind set as the main challenge encountered in implementation.

Rusizi District executive secretaries pausing for a photo with SFR administrators after the midterm review meeting

SFR mid-term review focuses on a strategic reflection on work that has been completed, the effectiveness and impact of the various interventions and includes an analysis of how the current model and interventions might be adapted to address any gaps.

The findings from this review should contribute to strategic decision making around the latter half of the approved funding period. The review should also inform concepts for further programming possibilities including the development of lessons learned to date and recommendations to adjust current approaches for program improvement over the final years of the project.

The review also benefits our associates that include district partners and beneficiaries of our efforts. Still, our mid-term review also assess progress in implementing the model as originally planned, including program performance, changes to the original plan, and lessons learned since the project’s inception.

During this mid-term review, problems and challenges where addressed that included difficulties in accessing social and economic developments, different views and experiences on these cases where raised and new approaches where invented in some families where success seemed complicated. The emphasis was now turned to attaining fruit nursery seeds that will increase the production of fruits in these districts.

After presentation, all the officials in general one after another thank SFR for its commitment to support vulnerable children and commended the concrete results: school dropout and delinquency reduced CHH lives in better houses, many school graduates, but regret that the support is limited to a small number of people and CHH only.

If feedback is given to our partners/beneficiary earlier, on an ongoing basis, concerns can be addressed and the development of the identified skills recorded this also improves project quality and achieving project outcomes effortlessly.

A group photo with social affair officials of Nyamasheke district SFR occupied sectors

In this context, for SFR to sustain its programs a tight provision of the physical Instruction is done thus giving an opportunity for change/update thus ensuring that our goals are achieved and accomplished. It is in this regard that we recognise growth and performance as well as the areas that need improvement.

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