Life Skills Education and Counseling - Kivule - Kivule Primariy School - Namutumba

Visit by Lorna Katagara on 2018-08-20

Report ID
Created by
Manuela Ongyera
Created date
2018-08-20 08:59:14 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-08-22 10:08:46 UTC
Trip Time
11:00-17:30 (6 h 30 m)
Village Time
13:00-15:16 (2 h 16 m)
Travel Time
4 h 14 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Village Critical Needs
The members need to be encouraged to work together. Some members still think that particular people are the ones required to attend certain programs. 
Village Action Steps
Staff Action Steps
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Not working well together 
Allow Ownership
Village Notes

Life Skills Education and Counseling community lesson

Kivule Primariy School 
Lesson Taught
How HIV/ STDs are Transmitted 
Girls Attended
Boys Attended
Total Student Attendance
Teachers Attended
Fathers Attended
Mothers Attended
Total Parent Attendance
Staff Attendees
Lorna Katagara 
Government Attendees
School Staff Attendees
Life Skills Teacher 
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Learning Objectives
1.For the community members to learn how HIV/AIDS is transmitted. 2. For the community to be able to list the fluids through which HIV/AIDS can be transmitted 3.Distinguish ways in which HIV/AIDS can and cannot be transmitted
Introduction Lorna was in this village to continue with the lesson on how HIV/AIDS is transmitted. Overview Lorna reached the meeting place and there was no one.she sat for a few minutes and was met by Nabirye who is a Kibo mobilizer in the village. Lorna and Nabirye decided to then move to a few homes around reminding them about the meeting. After walking around a few homes, they came back to the meeting place. At the meeting place she was joined by the chairperson and another member called Norah. Nabirye left for a bit to finish her cooking. While at the meeting place as they were waiting for other members to join them, Lorna asked about the stoves and if they were working well and how many were built. Lorna found out that there are about 23 stoves already built and working well. After about an hour they were joined by other members and Lorna started the lesson. She started by reviewing the previous topic and if the members remembered what we learnt about previously. They mentioned everything they remembered from the previous lesson. Lorna then picked from there and continued talking about different ways that HIV/AIDS is transmitted. She also mentioned how women were more at risk of getting infected due to their biological nature as they are more open as compared to men. Lorna also talked about having multiple partners as a way of transmitting HIV/AIDS.she encouraged them to stick to one sexual partner and be faithful.She also emphasized the use of condoms rightly. She also took them through some myths and facts about HIV/AIDS. One member asked that at what point should an HIV positive person stop taking their medicines?. Lorna said unfortunately these medicines are taken for life. He went on and commented that he knows of one person who is HIV positive but looks great like a person who is not positive. Lorna posed a question to the group and asked if one can tell by looks that a person is infected by this disease and some said yes while others said no. Lorna said one cannot tell unless they know that persons status. Conclusion Lorna concluded by asking the members to participate in a role play of having many sexual partners as a means of transmitting HIV/AIDS. This was done through hand shakes whereby, 3 people were required to greet other 3 people as the cycle continues until they come back to their partners. The hand shakes signified sexual contact. Lorna continued to encourage the community members who were present to pass on this message to others and also encourage them to attend these lessons since Life Skills program applies to everyone and not just a few people. 

Next Visit: 2018-08-27 - Purpose: Teach on HIV /AIDS prevention

Report Photos

4036 The women that attended the lesson.
4039 Lorna met these kids playing and decided to join them and taught them a new game called “sindicate”. They were excited to learn the new game
4042 Some of the men who attended the meeting