British Council, Theatre for a Change, 2009. 60 p.
Theatre for a Change Malawi
The first cohort of trainee teachers who participated in the Teacher Training College (TTC) programme finished in August 2009. Theatre for a Change (TfaC) contracted independent consultants to carry out an impact assessment on the TTC programme to identify its strengths and weaknesses. TfaC will use this impact assessment to inform the programme’s development. This report assesses the programme’s impact by comparing the results of the baseline survey, conducted at the beginning of the programme in October 2008, with the results of the endline survey, conducted in August 2009. The results showed positive change in the areas of: Knowledge of HIV transmission, HIV prevention, how to use a condom, facilitation skills, children’s rights, gender rights and sexual rights; Attitudes towards HIV prevention methods, children’s rights, gender rights and sexual rights; Ability to negotiate for condom use and say no to sex; HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC). The results showed little change in the areas of: Knowledge of HIV testing accuracy; The reported frequency of condom use. Overall, the core group, who participated in the programme for ten months, experienced more change than the peer group, who participated in the programme for eight weeks. Also, although woman started at lower levels than men at the baseline indicators, at the endline women most often caught up to their male group counterparts and sometimes even surpassed them.
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