Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Importance of Evaluation

Yesterday we met with the government here in Mozambique. We were given very little notice that we would be meeting with them. However, I was not nervous because I had written up an evaluation proposal. I showed them my evaluation proposal. I even tried translating parts of it into Portuguese. The lady we met with really liked it. Our interview with the government official was to show them the evaluation I am doing for Care for Life. Care for Life was hoping that by showing the government what we are doing, they will know how serious Care for Life is and offer more assistance to the program. I think we were successful at doing that. We are gathering some great data and I hope to be able to give them an accurate evaluation of their program so they can continue to help people in Mozambique.

8 comments:

Randy said...

Thanks for taking us along, girl.
--Randy Reddick

Steve said...

I think evaluation helps policies move along faster. They validate the good work you've done. Thanks for keeping us posted.

Mandy said...

WOW, this is AWESOME...I am so amazed by your pictures, insights, everything. What an incredible experience. I am so happy for you and the great experience you must be having.

Tia Blanqui said...

Hola Andrea, se que estas pasando excelentes experiencias que van a hacer un cambio en tu vida, es increible que nos estes transportando a Africa y por todo lo que estas haciendo, te felicito, recibe saludes de la familia. Te queremos mucho.

Tia Blanqui said...

Hola Andrea, se que estas pasando excelentes experiencias que van a hacer un cambio en tu vida, es increible que nos estes transportando a Africa y por todo lo que estas haciendo, te felicito, recibe saludes de la familia. Te queremos mucho.

Anonymous said...

yode meeting with the government sounds scary. sounds like you were prepared and know what your doing.

What a talent to be fun and with the children and then be so professional. you got it going girl.
and tia blanqui wrote so basically you took Guatemala with you. you're the best. I read all you whole blog today and commented on everything if you even care to back track. to me it was important to catch up if I am going to check everyday.

thanks for making it easy. I love it that I dont need an account. I think that did it for me. I am a fan now Yode.

Cant wait to hear from you tomorrow.

Ruthie

Anonymous said...

Andrea,

You've been really dedicated about keeping us updated. Thanks girl! It's good so that you're not completely overwhelmed with updating us when you get back.

I know how scary it can be meeting with important people. I hope you remembered the tips from Cathie Black and felt confident and like you knew what you were talking about. These are the moments to have faith in yourself..it will show through to those around you :)

Good job!

Paula

p.s. Girl, I am really committed to this blog. I told Ben that I couldn't go to bed until I had commented. It's 12:20 am! Time to go. But I love you, pray for you, and hope that you can accomplish what you set out to do. You are doing a good thing and Heavenly Father will bless you and protect you!

Hope you have a great day today!

Paula

cutie pie said...

Andrea the Ambassador! Way to go! I'm impressed with the proposal and all. Keep it up.