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Independent Research in Cape Town

IMA International in conjunction with Southern Hemisphere

IMA International (formerly Ian MacDonald and Associates) is a business delivering: training, international development consultancy and coaching around the world. Southern Hemisphere is a leading, dynamic, socio-economic development consultancy which contributes to creating a better world through strengthening transformative processes for social justice. IMA International, in partnership with Southern Hemisphere, carried out a rapid assessment exercise of the Hoops 4 Hope and Soccer 4 Hope programs in Nyanga as part of their M&E (monitoring and evaluation) course that ran in Cape Town, 18 – 29 October.

The group , consisting of 12 participants from all over Africa; including Nigeria, Zambia and Ethiopia to name but a few,  came through to Hoops 4 Hope base in Gugulethu  to meet our ALL-STAR TEAM.

Walter Teka, Mvula and Hlengisa were the three primary schools identified in which the research was conducted. There, the researchers spoke to principles, teachers and participants to find out the perceptions from the various groups the effect of the program in the schools.

Researchers spoke to MVPs and their teachers at Nelson Mandela High School to measure the impact being an MVP had on these youth, in regard to there school performance and overall social responsibility within the community.

This research highlights H4H and S4H’s strengths and weaknesses, and the effect that the program has had on all stakeholders namely: participants, All-Stars and schools.