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Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit Annual Summary Report January-December 2012 I. Training Outcomes a.

Pretest and Posttest There were 60 participants included part A, 24 participants from part B, and 22 participants from part C who did the pretest and posttest. The results of the three parts are shown follow. Part A Part B Part C * Central Tendency Pretest Posttest Pretest Posttest Pretest Posttest Mean 45% 52% 38% 55% 63% 80% Mode 49% 52% Median 39% 54% 65% 82% * Min & Max Score Minimum -3% (*) -3% (*) 22% 35% 35% 50% Maximum 79% 88% 53% 75% 79% 90% (*) participant filled completely neither pretest nor posttest, around 1/3 completely filled. b. Training Evaluation There were 61 participants from part A, 22 participants from part B, and 20 from part C who filled the training evaluation forms. The table below is shown the average rate of participant satisfaction to each course. Satisfaction rated by participants: Satisfaction rated by Analyzing: Note: 1 = mostly dissatisfied, and 5 = strongly satisfied. c. The most relevant lessons Nº 1 2 3 4 5 Lesson Shalom Listening Understanding on Conflict Forgiveness NVC Frequency 18 13 12 12 11 4.4 4.4 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.5 4.3 4.6 4.5

d. Trainer Assessment There are 24 participants for Part B and 22 for Part C. Each participant was assessed by their own trainer(s) in each part B or C (part not applied as time constrain) through the observation over the training course to see what made changes in their lives. The analyzing shows that: Statement of Part B Part C Changes Individual changes All participants were assessed to be All participants were assessed to be changed changed Most significant Most responses of their changes (high Most responses of their changes (high changes frequency) are Empathizing to others, frequency) are Peaceful conflict
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Listening Forgiveness. These respondents show that it’s possible to break cycles of violence. Many report that as their family transforms and is respected. and Recognizing the differences There are 8 participants influence to There are 20 participants influence to family level. 17 family level. Respondents were most likely to share the most with their families. Empathically communication. and 12 to to community. Based on reports from these respondents. Others reported that it had physically improved their health as well as they learn to reduce their stress and anger. they have new opportunities to share about peace with other community members. Raising and educating children. Respondents shared their belief that people in their circles of influence wouldn't believe in their ideas unless they demonstrated them first. Story of Changes (not yet applied) II. 33 family units across Cambodia have improved their communication. e. Many respondents shared how this lesson has changed their lives and people around them. Humility. According to respondents. and community) resolution. 12 interviews were conducted with these PB1 respondents who shared the names of people they had trained (called PB2). and Good communication Influence to their circles (family level. as well as share lessons and messages of peace with their families first. workplace level. This is a change respondents are strongly committed to making. 10 to workplace level. Changed Families: The majority of stories of change across all three categories of respondents involved respondents and their families. COI Research Outputs Below is the short summary of COI research outputs. The Peace Bridges Circles of Influence Project Cheat Sheet: December 2012 Purpose and Methods: The Circles of Influence Project (COI Project) was undertaken to further explore this theory in several key areas: ● Are peacebuilders who were trained by Peace Bridges sharing with others? ● Are people trained by peacebuilders being changed? ● What peaceful messages are being passed on? In May-June 2012. Empathizing to others. 33 qualitative interviews were conducted by field across 10 provinces. Nine interviews were conducted with PB2 respondents. Self Empathizing. Anger Management. Breaking Cycles of Violence and Revenge: Multiple respondents across all three categories reported they can easily walk away from provocation as well as extend forgiveness. When they spoke Page 2 of 4 . families most commonly changed their behavior as well to be like the respondent.Peaceful conflict resolution. These 12 respondents shared the names of two people they trained (called PB1). Individuals who choose to let go of these cycles of violence and retaliation and learn to forgive are demonstrating that it’s possible to change long-held cultural attitudes. more regularly practice forgiveness and have a basic understanding of peace. community. 5 to workplace. Role Models for Peace: Respondents strongly see themselves as role models who must demonstrate peace to their families and communities. A total of 12 interviews were conducted with formerly mobilized Peace Bridges’ peacebuilders.

shalom. All respondents reported that they are still in contact with their PB1. Even with limited peacebuilding knowledge. Relationships between Respondents: Both PB1 and PB2 respondents spoke highly of the individuals who trained them. and are likely to link peacebuilding and evangelism. listening. respondents reported they would teach the youth to change himself first and act a role model. and communication. and peacebuilders are the target that Peace Bridges can directly influence. peacebuilders are building healthy relationships and connections with those around them. Increased patience and better anger management were the most common listed personal changes.Overall. However. Peacebuilders feel they must be role models and they feel they can’t expect people to change unless they choose to live by the principles which they teach to others. Peacebuilders also prioritize encouraging family members and spouses. They reported observing much change in their trainers. PB2 respondents have a high opinion of the PB1 respondents who trained them. Mentoring others and acting as a solid role model were listed as very important. Increased peace and communication in their families were recurring themes. family members or colleagues of the peacebuilders who trained them. and forgiveness were the lessons they valued the most.about the person who had trained them. Family change is another strong priority for peacebuilders. Several peacebuilders indicate that change in their families had created new opportunities for them to work in their communities. They reported a good level of knowledge about many key areas of Peace Bridges trainings. All PB2 respondents indicated that they have informally passed on what knowledge they gained to others. The majority are interested in holding trainings in their communities and churches. PB1 respondents report similar changes to peacebuilders. several still reported they understand key lessons. informally or through church events. Respondents are aware of their role in their communities and how they are perceived. All respondents reported a healthy personal relationship with their trainer. They have high respect for the peacebuilders who trained them and the change they have seen in the peacebuilder. PB1 respondents tended to be highly active in their churches and they share knowledge this way. Peacebuilders are the main source of knowledge across these networks. Peacebuilders very strongly believe that personal change must come first before social change. Based on reports from respondents. forgiveness. they shared many meaningful stories of change and reported many key lessons. Peacebuilders 1: PB1 respondents shared much about their change. When asked what they would tell a youth interested in peacebuilding. They tend to focus on formal trainings within their circles of influence. They are aware of how they can use this position to be agents for change. All respondents indicated an interest and commitment to peace and wish to improve their knowledge for peace. Listening skills and forgiveness were the two favorite lessons.Peacebuilders reported that listening. PB2 respondents struggled to share about peacebuilding. PB2 respondents frequently learned informally or through church connections. Christianity plays a large role for PB1 respondents and they commonly connect their faith to peacebuilding. Areas to Strengthen: Based on feedback from respondents. Most respondents indicated an interest in doing additional peacebuilding work with their communities and families. Their stories of change follow similar themes. All PB1 respondents were friends. Information tends to travel in church groups. They shared detailed information about their transformation and changes around them. albeit small. Most reported seeing some change around them. They strongly valued constructive discussions and communication on their families. respondents shared that their trainer was a role model. through families and through community and neighbor groups. Page 3 of 4 . PB1 had most likely learned from formal trainings. there are several key areas where Peace Bridges can assist its peacebuilders. Peacebuilders 2: Because of their limited knowledge. Peacebuilders: Peacebuilders report huge changes.

Peacebuilders can be encouraged to think about quality over quantity. it is clear that all three sets of respondents are sharing Peace Bridges lessons with their Circles of Influence. ● Peacebuilder and PB1 respondents are requested to continue building and expanding their knowledge in order to share it with others. building key people who are keenly interested in peacebuilding. listening. The most commonly mentioned lessons were forgiveness. Mentoring and follow up are areas where peacebuilders can be challenged. Summary: Based on the COI Project interviews. The most common change that respondents noticed in themselves was increased patience and stress management skills. While trainings and formal transmissions of knowledge are part of Peace Bridges’ vision. The Peacebuilder Alliance can be one excellent forum for addressing this need. Page 4 of 4 . peacebuilders can be challenged to engage in other creative ways with their communities. Peace Bridges can actively help peacebuilders by refreshing their knowledge and building even more knowledge. and communication and the majority of stories of changes centered on these three lessons. We conservatively estimate that these 33 individuals have influenced 207 people.● PB1 respondents indicated they wish peacebuilders were not so busy. ● Peacebuilders can be encouraged to find new ways of interacting with their communities.