Outcomes evaluation: SKILLZ Street Plus: a grassroot soccer initiative

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2017
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Cooper, B.Moolman, M.Matandela
KEYWORDS: ADOLESCENT GIRLS, PARTNER VIOLENCE, SKILLZ STREET PLUS, SOCCER
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10034

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Abstract

This report, prepared by the Human and Social Development (HSD) research programme of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), describes an evaluation of Grassroot Soccer's SKILLZ Street Plus project. The main aim of the evaluation was to use qualitative research to assess the relative success of the project goal, which aimed to Improve the ability of 13-16 year-old girls to choose gender-equitable intimate partners and both to prevent and address violence in their lives. The three stated 'intended outcomes' of the project were also assessed, including whether the programme was able to improve access to services for girls at risk of violence and HIV, strengthen the network of female coaches in the programme and, finally, improve gender equitable attitudes of young men. The efficiency and timeliness of the project implementation was also evaluated.