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Perivoli Early Childhood Development Data Collection and Management Reforms, Malawi, Namibia and Zambia

Perivoli Schools Trust provides training to nursery school teachers to improve educational play and learning for children during their formative years in Namibia, Malawi and Zambia. As the Trust began to expand, the need to standardise data collection and management tools, ensuring data collected can tell the story of their success across multiple countries, became apparent.

Country/Region: Zambia, Malawi
Dates/Duration: 2018 - Ongoing
Funded by: Perivoli Schools Trust

Perivoli Schools Trust provides training to nursery school teachers to improve educational play and learning for children during their formative years in Namibia, Malawi and Zambia. As the Trust began to expand, the need to standardise data collection and management tools, ensuring data collected can tell the story of their success across multiple countries, became apparent. CGA developed a new online database linked to the Perivoli website, displaying data in real time as it is collected. We also developed a tablet-based data collection tool, which is currently used across the three operational countries and, in the interim, revised and standardised existing paper-based data collection forms.

Outputs and Resources

The MIS is now in use by management teams across Malawi, Namibia and Zambia, with Uganda to join in 2021. The data collection app is in use across all Perivoli countries, and feeding successfully into the system for real-time monitoring. All historic paper records have been successfully digitalised and uploaded to the system.
 

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