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

Visit by Lorna Katagara on 2018-10-17

Report ID
Created by
Manuela Ongyera
Created date
2018-10-17 10:44:22 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-10-18 04:40:44 UTC
Trip Time
10:12-18:00 (7 h 48 m)
Village Time
12:15-16:00 (3 h 45 m)
Travel Time
4 h 3 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Village Critical Needs
Namuseno section needs is in need of a borehole. Lorna will do a thorough survey first before conclusion. 
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
Their chairman is an active man 
Village Notes

Life Skills Education and Counseling community lesson

Kigalama Primary School 
Lesson Taught
Facts and Myths about HIV/AIDS,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
To know the truth about HIV that it’s not a curse but a disease and the truths and myths surrounding it. To know the ways through which HIV is transmitted
Introduction Lorna was in this village to teach about facts and myths concerning HIV / AIDS and HIV transmission. Overview On the previous visit Last Lorna told the chairman it would be her last one since people were not responding well. She however told the chairman to call her if they were ready to learn. The chairman Tuli called Lorna and told her the people were ready to learn and that she should go back that they were ready for her. Lorna reached and found the chairman and his 2 wives waiting for her. They welcomed her and they sat as they waited for others to join them. The members started coming one by one and finally the lesson begun. Lorna started by asking the community what they know about this disease. They said they know nothing and that Lorna should tell them. Lorna informed them that these are things that are not new and that life Skills lessons is very participatory. They then looked at the myths and truths ; some of the truths looked at were; Women and girl children are the most at risk of getting HIV than men, another truth was HIV has no cure but there are treatments available , another truth was about despite the fact that Africa’s is most affected by this disease, HIV is also on the rise in other non African countries. Some of the myths were; prostitutes are number one at spreading HIV , that a man infected with HIV can heal of Aids if he slept with a virgin, another myth was that no one had HIV in Uganda. Lorna asked for other myths and they mentioned traditional healers being able to heal this disease. On HIV transmission they looked at the ways by which HIV is transmitted. She asked the community members some of the ways one lady then said through infected blood, Tom one of the youths around said through sharing sharp instruments. Lorna thanked them for their answers as all of them were correct. Lorna added through having sex with an infected person, blood transfusion. She added however that for HIV to get into ones body, there should be a port of entry either a cut or a wound. Lorna then mentioned some of the ways HIV is not transmitted like ;shaking hands, hugging, sharing the same utensils , sitting next to an infected person. Some people were of the view that one can acquire HIV by drinking in the same cup if saliva is involved. They discussed about this and concluded there was no HIV in Saliva. Lorna said they will look at the fluids in which HIV is or can be transmitted through and those that don’t. Conclusion Lorna thanked the members for coming and encouraged them to keep time on the next visit. The chairman thanked Lorna for being patient with them and promised that they will work hard at keeping time. 

Next Visit: 2018-10-31 - Purpose: Teach on the immune system

Report Photos

4696 Lorna teaching on facts and myths
4702 The chairman Tuli addressing the people before Inviting Lorna to take over