‘Thank you’ ceremony for Soul’s field teams [Archives:2003/639/Local News]

June 5 2003

Fahmia Al-Fotih

The Society for the Development of Women and Children, Soul, held on Tuesday 27th May 2003, a 'thank you' ceremony for its field teams after they conducted a 5- week fieldwork activity in 6 Yemeni governorates.
“The teams have been working under extremely difficult conditions and under intense pressure to meet the deadline, but still each single member gave all effort to carry out the hard task by the pre-set high standards.” Executive Manager of Soul told Yemen Times. “Soul believes it owes the teams a 'thank you' and thus organized this event to merely extend Soul's appreciation to all members.”
Among the attendants were the UNICEF's Project Director and Assistant, the 7 fieldwork teams consisting of a total of 31 members (7 team supervisors and 24 enumerators, as well as Soul's consultative and project teams).
Soul was subcontracted by the UNICEF to conduct the second round of a baseline survey within the framework of the Child Development Project that is managed by the UNICEF and funded by the World Bank.
This second round of the baseline survey was implemented in during December 2002 – May 2003. It covered 18 districts in 6 different Yemeni governorates, i.e. Lahj, Hajja, Dhale, Amran, Sana'a, and Al-Mahra. A total number of 3,400 households were covered by this survey.
The UNICEF and Soul teams emphasized on quality as the foremost merit of the survey; thus a number of procedures were integrated throughout the survey implementation process to ensure this objective.