Evaluation of the Roots Indonesia
Peer violence and bullying prevention pilot in South Sulawesi and Central Java
Nationally representative data on bullying in Indonesian schools from the Global School Health Survey (GSHS) on 2015 suggests that over 21% of children ages 13-15 equal to 18 million children reported experiencing bullying in the last month. Cyberbullying is increasingly being documented as a problem children face at home and school.
To address this issue, a series of workshops were held with government, universities, youth, and civil society to design the model intervention to prevent bullying in junior high schools in Indonesia. Adolescent-driven anti-bullying intervention model was developed and pilot tested in South Sulawesi and Central Java, in both rural and urban areas. The Indonesian intervention was adapted from a North American program called Roots, focusing on building a positive school climate through student-led activities. The program was implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection, with support from the Swiss National Committee for UNICEF and sub-national partners.
This document of evaluation presents Roots Indonesia's model design, key findings, lesson learned & recommendation from October 2016 – May 2018.