Presentation on theme: "Project Design Part II. Objectives By the end of the session participants will be able to: Practice the last three steps or components of the Community."— Presentation transcript:
Objectives By the end of the session participants will be able to: Practice the last three steps or components of the Community Project Design: describing project goals and objectives, identifying signs of success, and test the feasibility of the project. Identify and practice participatory activities that may be used to facilitate the planning process with community members.
Goals Restate the vision and approach in terms of what is to be accomplished. Define the long-term results or changes that the project will bring about. Are realistic and include an overall time frame. Vision Project Idea Goal 1Goal 2
Example Goals BAD GOOD To improve pupil literacy, we will implement a mandatory reading comprehension program. For residents of Shepherd Boys Home to be trained in order to be productive. To improve pupil literacy by April 2009, Cotabato North Elementary School will implement a mandatory reading comprehension program. For residents of Shepherds Boys Home to be trained in livelihood skills by December 2009 in order to be self- reliant and economically productive individuals.
Objectives Objectives are the short-term results needed to meet the long-term goals of the project Answers these questions: Who is expected to change or benefit? What action or change is expected? When will the change be accomplished? How much change is expected? Goal 1 Obj. 1Obj. 2 Goal 2 Obj. 1Obj. 2
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Example Objectives BAD GOOD To improve pupil literacy, we will implement a mandatory reading comprehension program for the pupils at the school. For residents of Shepherds Boys Home to be trained in order to be self-reliant and economically productive individuals. To improve pupil literacy by 50% by April 2009, Cotabato North Elementary School will implement a mandatory reading comprehension program targeting 60 non-readers in grades 3 – 6. For 100% of residents of Shepherds Boys Home to be trained in soap-making livelihood skills in order to be self-reliant and economically productive individuals.
Goals & Objectives The number of goals will depend on the scope of your project. Many small projects have only one or two goals. Each project goal should have at least two or more objectives. If a goal can be accomplished through one specific action, maybe it is really an objective belonging to a different goal. Take 30 minutes to write your project goals and objectives.
Signs of Success Vision Project Idea Goal 1 Obj. 1Obj. 2 Goal 2 Obj. 1Obj. 2 If we do this well, will it lead to… If we do this well, will it lead to… If YES!, then we are on the right track
Signs of Success How will you measure the long and short term achievements of your project? What specific signs will you look for in the short and long term stages of the project? What signs might tell you that some parts of the project might need to be revised?
Project: Reading Comprehension Cotabato North Elementary School wants to implement a reading comprehension program. The cost and commitment could be high, and they are concerned with measuring its success to make sure it was worth the effort and expense.
Project: Teen Livelihood Residents of Shepherds Boys Home will be able to provide economically for themselves outside of the Home; show an increase in self-esteem and leadership skills; and decrease in staff supervision/intervention of residents.
Signs of Success Examples Short-term results Greater awareness of the reading program Students boosted enthusiasm for reading Good school community and pupil participation in the reading comprehension program Meet our project timeline Long-term Results No non-readers Teachers are more efficient Students have greater opportunities for higher education
Signs of Success Take 20 minutes to evaluate your goals and identify signs of success for each objective.
Is a process in order to check if your project is realistic and possible. Is not a one-time thing. Must include community input. You may have to alter the goals or objectives to increase the chances of success.
Feasibility Questions What, beyond your direct control, could cause the project to fail? How can you (the community) improve the likelihood that the project will succeed? All things considered, do the benefits justify the costs? Does the community have the capacity to handle and sustain a project of this type and scope? If no, how can we narrow the focus to make it more manageable and sustainable?
Feasibility Questions Take 15 minutes and answer the four feasibility questions for your practice projects.
Review Practice Projects Present your projects to your table. Listeners will provide feedback to help evaluate the feasibility of the projects.