Since 2009, Umoja has provided full time, holistic education and welfare services to hundreds of vulnerable youth. 

  • 70% of students enter vocational training

  • 30% of students re-enrol in secondary school

  • Currently 20% are in higher education

  • 95% of students who have completed their studies are now in fulltime employment

Monitoring, Evaluating and Learning

Monitoring Framework

Our monitoring framework is linked to our Theory of Change to ensure we are tracking our progress as effectively and as efficiently as possible. This allows us to course correct where necessary to ensure we are on track to achieve our objectives. Our flexible adaptive programming allows for this approach.

Data is disaggregated by age, gender and disability where necessary and where possible.

Where feasible, the indicators included in our framework are aligned with the relevant indicators set out in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Quantitative data, i.e. numbers and percentages, are supplemented by more qualitative data, including case studies, interviews and focus group discussions with our youth, family and guardian groups, and other storytelling tools such as videos and photos.

The data and information collected as part of our ongoing monitoring is included in our annual reports. The learning from this also informs the design of future programmes and the adaption of ongoing programmes to ensure we are giving our youth the best possible chance at a positive future.


Means of Verification include:

  • Strengths & Difficulties Questionnaire
  • Test Results
  • Case management files
  • Youth surveys
  • Project documentation
  • Feedback from adult family members
  • Project documentation
  • Graduate surveys (in person and via SMS)
  • Attendance Records



Theory of Change