Women Empowerment Programme

External Evaluation Orientation of Women Empowerment Programme
An Orientation Programme was organized at CODP, Mangalore by KROSS for the External Evaluators and Women Empowerment Program (WEP) Coordinators on the 21st of March 2018 in which the KROSS Director and the WEP State level Program Officers participated.

Rev. Fr. Sebastian Fernandes, Director – KROSS welcomed the participants and introduced the Evaluation Team Members to the DSSSs Program Coordinators. He briefed on the need of the evaluation. Sr. Zita D’Souza, WEP State Level Programme Officer updated the Evaluators on the Goal and Objectives of the Women Empowerment Programme and the Terms of Reference for the External evaluation.

Prof. Rita Noronha, the External Evaluators’ Team Leader explained the criteria of conducting the Evaluation, i.e.

1. Activities, process, effects and outcomes associated with women in particular, their families and the community during the last 2 years

2. Changes in organizational structures, mechanisms, cultural ethos and infrastructural facilities of the facilitating organizations to enhance the effectiveness of WEP during the last two years

3. The tools prepared were presented and discussed.

This was followed by a detailed discussion on the modus operandi to garner the information, data collection and number of samples to be collected for arriving at a realistic ground reality. The teams were then formed of the External Evaluators and the DSSSs Staff who would be assisting them and the tentative dates of evaluation also were finalized.

The programme came to an end with the vote of thanks by Mr. Stanley Fernandes, Coordinator - Sampada, Udupi.

Women Empowerment Program - Review Meeting
The Review meeting of Women Empowerment Programme (WEP) supported by Misereor was held on the 22nd and 23rd March 2018 at CODP, Mangaluru. Rev. Fr. Sebastian Fernandes, Director, KROSS, the WEP State Level Programme Officers and the 14 Diocesan Coordinators, were present for the meeting.

The DSSS Coordinators made Power Point Presentations of the programmes / Activities / Trainings organised / conducted for the beneficiaries, results achieved in their respective operational areas from December 2017 to February 2018.

The achievement of each DSSS was:
• Appreciated and complimented
• The activities and results achieved were discussed at length and doubts clarified
• Suggestion were given and scope provided for further improvement
• It was an opportunity for cross learning and imbibing the good practices from one another

The Coordinators then prepared and submitted the Action Plan for the next 4 months (March to June 2018).