How we measure impact
Our outcome framework measures impact in nine areas where we want to see girls and young women develop as a result of engaging with our programmes. These are:
- Relationships and Leadership
- Resilience; Confidence and Agency
- Managing Feelings
- Planning and Problem Solving
BelEve UK has a commitment to showing the difference our programmes make to the lives of girls and young women. We do this through robust measurement of our work, and by putting the voices of girls and young women at the heart of our evaluations.
In 2021 we adopted a new evaluation strategy to measure how well we’re doing developing girls and young women as young leaders.
This strategy brings all of our programmes together under a single set of outcomes measures. This will show how effective we are in developing girls and young women as leaders as they transition through key stages in their lives. BelEve works in partnership with an evaluation partner, Community Impact CIC, (www.communityimpactcic.org) to deliver our evaluation strategy.
2021 in numbers
In 2021 we worked with 2,637 girls and young women through our 5 core programmes. This included:
- 224 girls reached through our BEAM transitions programme supporting the move from primary to secondary school
- 107 young women reached through our Lead Her Ship peer mentoring programme
- 141 young women paired with mentors through our BelEve in Her Success programme
- 1,959 girl and young women (12–18 years old) through our sexual exploitation programme, It Is That Deep
- 36 young entrepreneurs through our BelEve in Her Side Hustle programme
- In addition to this we worked with 145 girls and young women through other events
- 90% of the girls aged 16-21 said their mentor was important supporting them onto the next stage of education or career and life.
- 96% of girls aged 8-14 said that being a part of BelEve has helped them manage their feelings during the pandemic, become more confident, and address feelings anxiety and isolation.
- 89% of the girls told us that the online workshops helped them to feel more connected to their peers, and that feeling part of the BelEve community increased their mental wellbeing
- 94% of parents told us their daughter had gained more tools to deal with challenges and had improved resilience as a result.