At the JET Education Services AGM held 14 May 2009, at the Houghton Boardroom, the CEO, Nick Taylor spoke about the role of NGOs in education. He acknowledged that while it is important that NGOs work closely with government, it is not their role to take projects to scale.
Rather, the NGOs should play is to implement a pilot project or field test to determine the viability of the project, conduct a baseline, monitoring and evaluation. The research results will then give the indication of whether this project has the positive impact that was envisioned.
NGOs should then publish these results and assist government to take it to scale. Taking all projects to scale is the responsibility of the Department of Education. NGOs should disseminate as much information of their findings as possible. This is to erncourage not only sharing information, but also to ensure that the same projects are not implemented again and again without seeing any change in the results - the situation in education stays the same - dismal.