Quality is a key focus for us at FRIEND as we try and develop programs and products for the communities. For the products made from the income generation programs there are set quality guidelines but it has not been so easy defining the bench marks for quality adult education programs we run in the communities. We are thankful that we have been able to engage in discussions for defining bench marks for adult education in the region since 2009.
FRIEND is a member of Asia South Pacific Bureau for Adult Education (ASPBAE). In 2009, ASPBAE had started the first initiative on deepening its understanding on what constitutes `Quality Adult Education‟. This ini-tiative was a regional workshop on `Building a Shared Understanding of Quality Adult Education in the Asia Pacific‟ organised in Jakarta, Indone-sia. At this workshop the participants collectively arrived at a framework for analyzing “quality adult education”