Client: Western Cape Provincial Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport
Duration: January – June 2009
The Stars in their Eyes project is a broad-based football development programme aimed at providing opportunities for personal development amongst South African youth in disadvantaged communities. Run in collaboration with the Stars Foundation in Holland, this programme combines football knowledge with life skills development and training to create new future perspectives.
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport contracted Creative Consulting & Development Works to conduct an evaluation of the Stars in their Eyes programme. Part of this evaluation included identifying the shortcomings to the successful implementation of the programme, as well as the progress made.
The research team looked specifically at:
The evaluation process took on a qualitative approach, which was necessary for understanding the experiences of those who participated in the programme. An in-depth insight into the Stars programme was gained through this methodological approach. The Creative Consulting & Development Works team applied a participatory process, ensuring input from all relevant stakeholders. This approach informed the evaluation, enabling the evaluation team to gain a more comprehensive understanding and insight into the programme objectives and processes.