Life Skills Education and Counseling - Kivule - Kivule Primariy School - Namutumba
Visit by Lorna Katagara on 2018-09-14
2018-09-14 08:53:49 UTC
2018-09-18 08:00:03 UTC
10:12-16:40 (6 h 28 m)
12:00-15:00 (3 h 0 m)
3 h 28 m
Village Critical Needs
Kivule/Nabituluntu uppers borehole is having issues. One has to pump a lot before water flows and also the recovery rate is low.
Village Action Steps
Staff Action Steps
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Water Access Explain
Nabituluntu Upper and lower need to learn to work more closely together.
Life Skills Education and Counseling community lesson
Kivule Primariy School
Facts and Myths about HIV/AIDS
Total Student Attendance
Total Parent Attendance
School Staff Attendees
Life Skills Teacher
- For the community to know the truths and myths about HIV/AIDS
Lorna was in this village to teach on the facts and myths on HIV/AIDS.
As soon as Lorna arrived the meeting place, the community members started coming one by one. Lorna was also met by some of the committee members of the borehole who had helped in mobilizing the members to come attend this meeting. After a few minutes when more members had come, the chairman water user committee Paul started the meeting by welcoming Lorna to the village and an opening prayer was said. He continued and added that they were ready to learn especially from whatever came from Kibo Group. He urged the members to pay close attention and thereafter invited Lorna to begin the lessons. Lorna thanked the members for coming and started by introducing herself to the community members and also introducing the life skills program and what it entails.
Lorna started the lesson of the day by introducing the topic of the day Facts and Myths on HIV/AIDS. She asked if anyone knew anything about this disease. Some people said it had no cure while others said that they however have heard on radio of some people who got cured of this disease through prayer, some said about where the disease came from that it was Americans who brought this disease.
This sparked off the lesson as Lorna started by telling them some of the truths about this disease. Some of the truths mentioned were;
-while Africa has been more affected by AIDS more than any other part of the world, HIV infection rates are rising in many other regions.
- Another fact was AIDs has no cure but there are treatments to slow down the progression.
- Another fact was although HIV is a risk for everyone, women and girls are more vulnerable to infection than men and boys.
The myths were; - AIDS is a disease that affects mostly white people
- One can be cured of AIDs by sleeping with a virgin
- Traditional healers in our country have cured AIDs.
- AIDS is a disease of immoral people. Here Lorna asked whether this was true. 5 of the women said no it’s a lie and that these are the most careful people when it came to protecting their lives. Lorna continued and asked them to add on the above. One woman said that if one is forcefully raped, they cannot get HIV but the person who goes willingly can get it. Lorna asked the members to comment and they said it doesn’t matter all parties can get infected.
After this Lorna also asked a few questions like; Has HIV affected their community? And if so what evidence was there? They said that yes HIV has affected their community however now days it is very hard to tell if someone has got HIV. When Lorna asked why, they said because the medicines these days are taking away the signs as one with this disease can be the most healthiest. Lorna also asked whether it was possible for everyone who has AIDS to know that they have it. Here we concluded by saying no one knows until one is tested. She concluded by asking whether they have heard of anyone who has been cured of AIDs. One lady said they heard on radio of some people testifying but they did not know if this was true. Lorna told them that HIV/AIDs has no cure. She added that they will look at why this person would think they were healed and yet the virus was just hiding in the body . This will be under Disease Progression.
Lorna thanked the members for coming and asked them on the next visit for them to come with all the questions they have. She urged them to also tell those who did not attend this time to do so next time.
Next Visit: 2018-09-28 - Purpose: To teach on the Immune system and HIV/AIDS transmission.