Each of our Children’s Garden and related support projects have unique metrics and result measurement data.
Children’s Gardens metrics
A Global Roots representative visits with the school master of a prospective school to analyze local need
After a careful review, the school is approved and local review panel is set up to monitor the future Children’s Garden
A greenhouse kit is purchased and a team is hired to construct it
A local is hired to serve as Master Gardener
A chicken coop is constructed and chicks are reared
Local mothers come to cook for the children
Produce and eggs are distributed for a school lunch program
Monitoring Our Results:
Using A/B testing methodology, Global Roots is able to measure, validate and correct our strategic approaches to helping children in need most efficiently and effectively through our nutritional gardens.
A random set of students are chosen as a sample population prior to the establishment of the garden
A Global Roots representative interviews each member of the sample population and records initial metrics per individual child:
Attendance in school
Teacher assessment of class participation and performance
Physical health post nurse check-up
Caloric and protein intake from the garden/chicken coop produce is monitored and recorded for the sample population of children
The amount of time each child spends in the garden is carefully recorded, as is the level of their personal involvement in the project development:
Responsibility for a portion of the garden, accountability for certain plants, in charge of selling/delivering produce, etc.
After six months, the sample population of children are re-examined and interviewed once again with the same questions
Once we have analyzed the results and drawn conclusions as to what has worked and what may be improved, our findings are emailed to project donors and included in the Global Roots Annual Report
A second group of children are then chosen as a new random sample for a succeeding six-month cycle of our project’s assessment, allowing us to test any potential alterations and continue to improve the strength and impact of Global Roots’ Children’s Gardens.
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