WCA's Learning Outcomes and Their Measurement

World Changers aims to achieve a number of outcomes with the programmes that it runs. The following are the desired outcomes and results, the indicators that show achievement of these outcomes, and the measurement tools used for each programme.

Indicators of Change  (Find lettered indicators in the chart below.)

A WCA staff member awards a young woman with a graduation certificate
  • Students show better understanding of topics and issues covered in WCA's courses. (U)
  • Students express that they have moved positively forward in dealing with emotional challenges. (E)
  • Students portray a better attitude about themselves and life, in general. (A)
  • Students leave or minimise destructive behaviours, such as crime, alcoholism, drug abuse, and unhealthy sexual practices. (D)
  • Students apply the communication and job preparation skills that they have learned and show improvement (e.g., public speaking, interviewing, writing resumes). (J)
  • Students become active with their lives in productive pursuits, such as volunteering, self-initiated study (e.g., reading library books), and micro-enterprise development. (P)
  • Students actively seek employment, study, and/or job creation opportunities. (S)
  • Students ultimately find employment, study, and/or job creation opportunities. (F)
  • Students actively engage themselves in community initiatives, to build their capacity and serve their community. (C)

Expected Results

Changed Mindset Indicators
Better perspective of finances U,
Understanding what good leadership is U,C
Better view of romantic relationships, dating, and marriage U,D
Understanding the purpose of life U,A,P
Broadening the view of the world U,C
Better understanding of good work, study values, and ethics U,P,S,F,C
Better awareness of opportunities available to them for study and work U,S,F
Better awareness of community issues U,P,C
Identification of career vision U,P
Changed Emotions Indicators
Healing from past wounds U,E
Ability to give and receive forgiveness for wrongs or hurts U,E,D
Improved view of self E,A,P,S,F,C
New hope for the future A,P,S,F,C
Changed Behaviour Indicators
New life pattern with romantic relationships D
Quit or drastically reduce bad habits (smoking, drinking, drug use, etc.) D
Quit any criminal involvement D
Changed character attributes (honesty, humility, etc.) D,P
Better work ethic P,S,F,C
Improved Skills Indicators
Better public speaking skills J
Ability to have successful interview (for a job or other reason) J,F
Ability to plan and achieve goals U
Ability to budget U
Better conflict resolution skills J
Better time management J,S
Improved leadership skills P,C
Ability to write a curriculum vitae (C.V.) U,J,F
Helping to Change Others Indicators
Mentoring, helping, and leading others P,C
Community involvement P,C
Passing on learned content to others P,C
Life Success Indicators
Becoming employable P,S,F,C
Able to find opportunities P,S,F
Able to market self A,P,S,F

Measurement ToolsTwenty leadership course students raise their arms delightfully at the close of the course
For each course

  • Student pre-test, post-tests
  • Student evaluation forms
  • Facilitator and Course Coordinator evaluation forms

For the follow-up programme
  • Individual student interviews
  • Student evaluation forms
  • Facilitator and Course Coordinator evaluation forms
  • Student activity sheets (weekly schedules, three-month summary reports)
  • Student placement data (when students find jobs or opportunities)