PIP embarked on a fact finding mission to establish the viability of the new methodology visa vie the standard counselling procedure that were commonly in practice. From the first roll out of PIP trained counsellors, PIP has been gathering information of the entire reintegration process.
The survey is being conducted in phases to establish strengths and weakness of the entire process.
The first phase will gather information from children within institutions and will involve children who are randomly selected to participate either for the PIP methodology trial or act as the control.
With a target of 30 children per institution and an overall target of 300 children, PIP can share some of the preliminary findings that have been analyzed.
The outcome from the analysis conducted so far strongly indicate that, of the children counselled using the PIP methodology, 100% of them said that “it made it much easier for them to tell their life story”. This view is echoed by the practitioners.
These findings have been shared with the relevant authorities and has led to even more institutions and schools engaging Foundation PIP to have their practitioners and teacher counsellors in school trained in the methodology.