Factors influencing performance of education support projects in Kenya: a case of Mathare slums funding organizations in Nairobi
The concept of project success has been extensively examined in the project management literature. Projects especially education oriented have been traditionally claimed successful if certain criteria are achieved such as executing the project on time, within budget and to specified quality The objective of this study is to establish how support from stakeholders influence the performance of Education Support Projects In Kenya: A Case Of Mathare Slums Funding Organizations In Nairobi; To assess how socio-cultural factors Influence Performance Of Education Support Projects In Kenya: To determine in what ways donors funding Influence Performance Of Education Support Projects In Kenya: This study has employed a descriptive research design with a Case Study of Mathare Slums Projects in Kenya. The target population is 30 Education Support Projects in Mathare Slums, Nairobi County from where samples of 10 Education Support Projects ware obtained from. The study has employed a descriptive survey research design. The research has employed purposive sampling to select 30 participants. Numerical data collected using questionnaires has been coded, entered and analyzed with help of a computer Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS) version 21 software programme. A total of 60 questionnaires were distributed and 55 were collected having been filled completely. This constituted a response rate of 91.6% and data collected has been analyzed, interpreted and inferred through triangulation of information. This study also seeks to identify the relationship between the variables which has been done through correlation coefficient (r) to measure the strength between the variables in terms of religion and ethnicity. The study found out that most respondent Strongly agreed that the aimed of involving members of any community and education organizations to work together and promote a good working relations and practices in projects was very important, This study noted that Socio-Cultural Factors especially in slums areas determined how projects perform, some social settings from the study showed that some project leaders would support certain areas leaving others based on gender, religion and others ethnic background. The policies that are set by donors highly influence performance of most projects per this study both positively and negatively. Lack of stakeholders support highly affects education support projects, while social cultural factors contribute highly in the performance of these projects. However donor policies that have been put in place tend to positively influence most projects as well as overcome the mitigating factors.