Feb 24, 2021

Strengthening impact in Singapore: Tailoring an impact evaluation framework for Yayasan MENDAKI

Plans are in place to pilot the use of the evaluation framework in 2021

Photo: Parent and children participating in Kelas MateMatika (KMM), 2018

Yayasan MENDAKI is a Self-Help Group in Singapore set up in 1982 to empower and navigate the Malay/Muslim community towards success, through education and lifelong learning. MENDAKI works closely with various community partners, schools and government agencies to provide holistic support for children, youths and their families through programmes that aim to enhance their lifelong educational, developmental and employment outcomes.

In 2020, CEI worked closely with MENDAKI to review and update its evaluation methods. An impact evaluation framework “RE:AIM” that can be used flexibly across its programmes was subsequently tailored for MENDAKI. MENDAKI’s senior leaders and programme managers also benefitted from the training workshop curated by its research and planning department, organisational development department and CEI on the application of the evaluation framework for MENDAKI programmes. Plans are in place to pilot the use of the evaluation framework in 2021 to evaluate MENDAKI key programmes such as Kelas MateMatika @ CC (KMM@CC).