IMPACT ASSESMENT - "ALUMNI NETWORK" PROGRAMME

he overall objective of this assessment was to evaluate the Programme’s direct or indirect impact on the Alumni Network community.

WHAT DOES GERMINARE PRODUCE IN STUDENTS?

How much do you identify with each of these phrases considering your relationship with Germinare?


PHRASES TTB* X
It makes me proud of my roots and ways of life, helps me improve without forgetting who I am 93% 6,70
It inspires/inspired trust in me and in my ability to achieve my study, professional or work related goals 87% 6,46
It inspires me to take part in solidarity projects / to help others in need of economic, professional or emotional support 83% 6,37
It gives/gave support to my family when we are /were in need 83% 6,48
Emotional support and affection were essential to help me through my secondary education 67% 6,02

In almost every case, Germinare promotes a sense of pride in be- neficiaries who overcome their cir- cumstances without losing touch of their roots
The encouragement to volunteer in charitable projects stands out in the mayority. With an equal degree of agreement, the Foundation’s support to their families is mentioned.


IMPACT ON STUDENTS’ LIVES

How much do you agree with these phrases related to your personal life?


PHRASES TTB* X
One must seize every chance that comes along and not let them pass by 100% 6,87
Confidence is essential for success in life 91% 6,59
Nothing is impossible, with will and determination, everything can be achieved 85% 6,41
Solidarity, empathy and helping others in need are the top values in my life 83% 6,30
I feel that giving back to society is a vital project 81% 6,37
I like to think of taking part in volunteer / solidarity work in my community 80% 6,09
Academic effort and study is the most important road to self-improvement and progress 74% 6,13
I believe it is important to take part in workshops and motivational talks for young children to encourage them to make an effort, to study and improve 72% 6,15

There is perfect agreement re- garding the importance of making the most of every opportunity.
Regarding their private lives, most agree with the following values: Opportunity; Confidence; Good will.
Empathy; Giving back; Partici- pating in solidarity projects also reached high levels of approval.


  • Students 18 to 25 years old
  • TTB are the highest added scores (7 and 6 on the scale)
  • X is the average score
  • Grading scale used: 1 to 7, where 1 is absolutely disagree and 7 is absolutely agree



IMPACT ON STUDENTS’ LIVES AND FUTURE EXPECTATIONS

CHANGES IN FUTURE EXPECTATIONS: Have your expectations changed regarding your future and your decisions and your place in society? What sort of changes have you noticed regarding your expectations?


Outstanding agreement in answers mentio- ning motivation, confidence, and self-de- termination when imagining a bright future inspired by participation in the programme.



IMPACT ON THEIR FAMILIES

CHANGES AMONG FAMILY MEMBERS: Were there any changes among the members of your family (someone decided to resume their studies, to study, to enter the programme, etc.)? What changes did you notice?

%
Interest in further studies / university / academic / motivation to start a new career 63%
Complete secondary / resume studies 46%
Pride / Support / Motivation from my parents or family memebers 21%

Most notice "academic" impact among their family members who are motivated to start, resume or finish their studies at all levels.Over half the students states perceived changes in their families after their entering the Programme. The number increases among 20 year old students or older.



IMPACT ON THEIR HOME COMMUNITY

CHANGES AMONG CHILDHOOD FRIENDS / NEIGHBOURS: Where there any changes among your childhood friends / neighbours? Were you a role model for the children in your home community? What sort of changes did you notice?

%
Interest in/motivation to study 65%
Self-worth / thinking anything is possible 41%

Most, notice clear impact of academic development in the sense of added motivation and interest for study, as well as the fact of being a role model for overcoming all odds. Over half the interviewees states they perceived changes among childhood friends. This perception becomes stronger among 20 year olds or older.