DEALS monitoring and evaluation Toolkit: M&E exercises for War Child’s DEALS interventions
These child-friendly, participatory M&E exercises are based on field-tested tools, piloted with War Child Holland Uganda by Lotte Claessens. Based on her findings and on input of several stakeholders we have further developed the tools to enable the DEAL implementers to capture changes in participants and to assure the quality of the intervention and its implementation.
The DEALS are a set of life skills courses aimed at enhancing resilience in children and young people. Coping skills are taught through discussions and creative activities. Themes include: Identity, dealing with emotions and conflict, peer and adult relations, and the future. Additional courses were developed for other groups within or supporting children, including parents, teachers, girls, and youth. BIG DEAL addresses youth-related themes of leadership, gender relations, and rights and responsibilities.