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Rwanda Men’s Resource Center (RWAMREC) has through Prevention+ Programme partnered with Karongi district to evaluate achievements of Parents Evening Dialogues (PED) activities in 13 villages considered as model across the whole district.

RWAMREC through Prevention+ has built capacities of National Women Council (NWC) committee members to monitor Parents Evening Dialogues functionalities and advancement of socio-economic wellbeing at village and household level. The objective of the said evaluation is to make a follow up on implementation progress on five indicators of performance contracts signed between Karongi district, NWC and RWAMREC within the fiscal year 2019-2020 in all villages of Karongi District.

Creation of Village Saving and Loans (VSL) and use of technologies in saving activities, working closely with financial institutions and digital literacy, increasing enrollment of girls and women in Technical and Vocational Training (TVT) schools, reinforcing and sustaining cleanliness culture in families, addressing stunting and malnutrition in families, addressing gender based violence and other conflicts in families are among indicators evaluated at household level while at village levels, there was verification of reporting tools.

At every indicator, there is a specific number of the households which were chosen and the majority of inspected households were at a high level of achieving what they have pledged to achieve in family performance contract booklet. RWAMREC has provided 82,214 performance contract booklets to all households of Karongi district to record achievements over their targets and this has made the verification easy. One of the evaluating team revealed.

The evaluation has started from May 21st until June 5th 2020 and 65 sampled households were reached. The Evaluating team was composed of three district and three RWAMREC staffs who also valued the moment to pass messages related to prevention of the spread of COVID-19.

This evaluation was the second this year following the first one conducted in December of 2019. It is planned that this district evaluation is to be followed by provincial and National evaluation. This practice is likely to be replicated as Prevention+ project activities was institutionalized at district level. The project is implemented under the Funding of Rutgers through Promundo-US.