The objectives of the evaluation are to:
- Identify the impact of Mana Kidz on the health and social wellbeing of children and their whaanau
- Identify mechanisms and success factors that support effectiveness
- Assess the extent to which Mana Kidz provides value for money
- Identify opportunities for improvement and considerations for future development or scaling.
The evaluation draws together evidence from interviews and surveys, with programme data, ARF notifications data, hospitalisation data, and programme documentation. A total of 138 people directly contributed feedback to the evaluation through 67 interviews and 71 survey responses, with additional data from recent surveys conducted by NHC, including 112 responses collectively to two school surveys and 110 responses to a whānau survey.
We thank the students, schools and whānau who contributed to the evaluation for your input and mahi.