Achieving sustainability in an Adult Basic Education (ABE) Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO): a case study of Project Literacy
This research report explores how Project Literacy, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), involved in adult basic education, was able to achieve sustainability by engaging in a comprehensive and ongoing restructuring process. It was mainly the new political dispensation as well as changes in funding policies for NGOs that necessitated the restructuring process. The principal aims o f the study were to document how this organisation managed its change process and what other measures it took to enhance the sustainability of its organisation. The research has been conducted in the qualitative research approach. The case study was selected as a major technique. A questionnaire and interviews with key staff were the main dava gathering methods. Triangulation was achieved by the use of various organisational documents such as independent evaluations among other?. Research findings suggested that without the restructuring process Project Literacy would not have been sustainable. The findings illustrated that the ability to change and adapt continuously was imperative. It also showed that any NGO needs a clear vision, a good product, sound management practices and motivated and efficient staff.
Andrews, Dorothy (1998) Achieving sustainability in an Adult Basic Education (ABE) Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO): a case study of Project Literacy, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, <http://wiredspace.wits.ac.za/handle/10539/14051>