This evaluation of the Ola Fou youth worker programme took place over two weeks in late February and March 2008. A participative methodology was used including observation of youth workers in context, a review of literature and programme documentation, focus group discussions in Fiji and Samoa and one-to one interviews with Ola Fou students, leaders and agency managers.
The purpose of the review was:
• To enable implementing agencies and NZAID to learn (for future projects and programmes) from the successes and mistakes in designing and implementing Ola Fou.
• To assess what difference the project has made to the Ola Fou participants, the young people they work with and their communities.
• To help NZAID make a decision about possible extension of the project to a second phase