System Conceptualization and Delivery, Right To Play

Our Approach

Right To Play is no stranger to donor agreements and delivering high-quality programs around the world. In 2013, they received a grant from Microsoft focused on leveraging technology to support, deliver and evaluate their programs. One part of this program focused on monitoring and evaluation, the collection of data throughout program delivery to measure the effectiveness of programs against their goals. In this case, the process for collecting data from interviews with participating children currently completed through a manual, paper-based process.

HumanIT, in partnership with Foci Solutions reviewed the donor project requirements and met with RTP’s IT and Program project managers as well as field representatives from RTP’s office in Ramallah, Palestine. Through these activities, the team determined the keys to a successful solution were; using modular, open-source tools that were scalable in both volume and survey function, creating an offline-ready tool to support collection where internet services were not available and offering bilingual functionality (in this case Arabic and English).

The team collaborated with Right To Play to select the tools and build, test and field-validate the solution. They setup the system for RTP operations using Amazon cloud hosting and guided the purchase and enablement of the devices (Samsung Galaxy tablets). Users were trained both in the local office in Palestine and HQ in Toronto. HumanIT supported the pilot of the system and applied additional enhancements to support larger roll-out.

The result was a system that made more accurate data available 3-4 days faster with much less effort. The solution was easy to support and scalable and, most interesting, had positive impacts on staff moral and improved participation of the children in the process.

What HumanIT can do for you:

Have a concept, funding and enthusiastic team members ready to go but want to make sure you have a solution that will be sustainable, scalable and fit your organization long-term? We can help. From envisioning to operational hand-over we can guide you every step of the way. Not technical? Don’t worry, we know that the best solutions come from business and functional ideas and we will make sure that whatever path you take, you will be able to use the solution well into the future with proper setup and training for your organization.

See our Case Study for more details.