Social Impact Interview Methods

Behavior Change Model:

The workshop uses a behavior change wheel model to target its social impact on an individual and community-level. We then measure its progress toward its goal of encouraging active inclusion of persons with disabilities and their families in society and women's leadership in the workplace and community.

On an individual-level, the workshop seeks behavioral change among primary stakeholders, who are workers and persons in the community who benefit directly from its services. These interventions include educational experiences that occur from people with different abilities working together, active training on issues of inclusion and leadership, and enablement to support primary stakeholders in exercising these behaviors in the workshop and community.

On a community-level, the workshop supports behavioral change by serving as a model for other employers in the region and through persuasion by using this model in local advocacy efforts about inclusion and women's leadership.

 

Methodology for Social Impact Interviews:

All primary stakeholders including the manager, seamstresses, tailors, cloth-makers, knitters, and the taxi driver at the workshop partnership were interviewed on-site at the workshop over a period of three days in August 2017. Two community members and one advocate for persons with disabilities were also interviewed. In total, fourteen interviews were conducted. Each interview took between ten to twenty minutes and was conducted with the manager present. The interviews were conducted by the project founder, DL Lundberg, who was present for the site visit. Interviews were conducted in English or translated at the time of the interview by the manager from Ga or Twi to English. The interviewer transcribed responded as the interviewees spoke and recorded their answers via audio recorder for any clarifications. 

In addition to collecting basic demographic information including name, occupation, family status, and their gender, the interviewer asked seven questions:

  1. In what ways does the Greater Accra community include or exclude people with disabilities in everyday activities?
  2. In what ways do women in the Greater Accra community experience gender equality or inequality?
  3. In your opinion, does the workshop support inclusion of people with disabilities in the Greater Accra community? If so, how?
  4. In your opinion, does the workshop support equality between men and women in the Greater Accra community?
  5. In your opinion, how can this workshop change to make a greater impact

Responses to each question were analyzed for themes corresponding to individual and community-level social impacts.