Life Skills Education and Counseling - Kigalama - Kigalama Primary School - Namutumba

Visit by Lorna Katagara on 2018-10-01

Report ID
Created by
Manuela Ongyera
Created date
2018-10-01 10:14:30 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-10-02 09:00:56 UTC
Trip Time
10:13-17:45 (7 h 32 m)
Village Time
12:14-15:50 (3 h 36 m)
Travel Time
3 h 56 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Village Critical Needs
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
Allow Ownership
Village Notes

Life Skills Education and Counseling community lesson

Kigalama Primary School 
Lesson Taught
Cure or Treatment 
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
- To know that there are treatments available for HIV but no cure. - To know the difference between the word cure and Treatment
Introduction Lorna went to Kigalama to teach on cure or treatment of HIV/AIDS. Overview Lorna met a few people at the meeting place and they waited for others to join them. When the number had increased , Lorna introduced the topic of the day Cure or Treatment of HIV/AIDS. Lorna started by asking what was the difference between cure and treatment. She further asked them about those diseases that have a cure and those that don’t. They mentioned those that don’t cure as HIV and Herpes locally known as Kisipi” and Syphilis. Lorna informed them with proper treatment and taking ones medication diligently, one can get cured of syphilis and gonorrhoea. She added that it only remains when one does not fully complete their doze of medication and does not follow the doctors prescription. As for Herpes she informed them that it was like HIV whereby, their is medications that treats but does not cure. Lorna added Hepatitis B. She informed them bacteria can cure but not viruses. On addition to treatment, Lorna asked the members what else can they do to ensure that these persons living with HIV can leave longer. They mentioned; ensuring that the person is not stressed, that they eat well, not segregate them , love and care for them among others. Lorna added spiritual support, psycho social support like counselling among others. Conclusion Lorna concluded by urging the members to stay faithful for the marrieds and for the unmarried to use protection. 

Next Visit: 2018-10-15 - Purpose: To finalize the topic of HIV /AIDS

Report Photos

4525 Lorna emphasizing on taking care of persons living with HIV/AIDS
4528 Some of the women in attendance
4531 When I asked this elderly woman about sharing the same bed with an HIV infected person , she said she would not share the same bed with this person but have both of them sleep on different beds.