THE DOMINO FOUNDATION:
Collection, collation and capture, followed by analysis and interpretation … that’s the stuff of the Research and Evaluation department at The Domino Foundation.
The duo who negotiate the barrage of statistics coming onto their desks from Domino’s eight programmes are Thembelihle Mkhwanazi and Leigh-Ann Stevens.
“We owe it to the thousands of beneficiaries on the programmes and to our donors and sponsors to keep on top of the stats so that we can evaluate how effective we are in what we do,’ says Thembelihle. “The figures gathered by our field workers represent the vulnerable people whose lives we work to transform.
“Domino’s ‘cradle-to-career’ vision may sometimes look like cold columns of numbers on our computer screens, but we see a story in those numbers. That can help the programmes’ teams change one individual at a time, then a community and then the nation.”
Leigh-Ann adds; “It’s pretty obvious we are not biological sisters, but we share such a passionate commitment to Domino’s accountability to all our stake-holders to demonstrate good stewardship in all the foundation does, that we really are of one heart and do have a strong sisterly relationship.”
Asked whether they would respond to aQuellé Tour Durban’s call of #familyfunforeveryone and don their cycling helmets, they answered as one: “We are working on the stats on whether we will actually finishing the course … once all the data is in and analysed, we will make an informed decision!”