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

Visit by Lorna Katagara on 2018-10-24

Report ID
Created by
Manuela Ongyera
Created date
2018-10-25 03:39:02 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-10-25 09:07:15 UTC
Trip Time
10:10-17:20 (7 h 10 m)
Village Time
12:00-15:15 (3 h 15 m)
Travel Time
3 h 55 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

Kivule Primariy 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 is no cure for HIV/AIDS To learn the different ways to give support or care for the Persons living with HIV/AIDS.
Introduction Lorna was in this village where she taught on cure or treatment of HIV. Overview On arrival to the village , Lorna met with the chairman who informed her that he will not attend the meeting because the local councils had been summoned to the sub county. He therefore left his defense and mobilizer in charge. The meeting later started at about 1:30pm. Lorna started the meeting by reviewing the lesson on Disease Progression whereby, they looked at all the stages including Window period, Incubation and the last Honeymoon. We reminded ourselves what these stages involve. The window period is that period between infection and the time the anti bodies turn up positive for HIV. This takes between 2 weeks to 3 months before one turns up positive. The incubation period is that period it takes for the HIV symptoms to start showing. It can take up to 15 years before the symptoms start to show. Lastly they looked at the honeymoon period; This is where the Virus is in harmony with the body. The person is less infectious at this stage. After the review was done they looked at Cure and Treatment. Lorna started by asking if there was a cure for HIV. Most of the people said no however a few people said that they heard over the radio of some people testifying of them being healed. Lorna asked other members if this was true. One man put up his hand and said at times the virus hides in the body.Lorna added to his explanation that at this time the viral load is low that it can not be detected. She also reminded the group that a person is required to test their status every after 3 months and this is 4 times a year. She reminded the community members to always remember to carry out these tests in order to continue leading a cautious , careful life. Lorna then asked if there are free medicines available for PLWHIV at the health centers and they said yes, she asked if anyone has heard that these medicines were being sold. They said never as the medicines are given for free by the government. Lorna then continued and asked the group minus all the medication , how else should this person care for themselves?. They mentioned things like; they need to have enough rest, eat a balance diet, don’t stress themselves and also do some exercises.Lorna built on their answers and grouped these answers into 5 sections. General health maintenance,Physical well-being , Psychosocial, Spiritual, social well-being. Under General health we looked at Nutrition, rest, exercise, avoiding drugs Under Physical well-being we looked at the medical interventions, Under psychosocial ; having a positive attitude, building self esteem, reducing stress, Under social well-being; family support, peers support, social system that protects one from discrimination among others. All these things combined with someone taking their medicines daily and on time will make a person living with HIV live longer. Conclusion The members thanked Lorna for this lesson and for the knowledge and also for taking her time to teach them and being patient with them. Lorna thanked them for coming and told them she is going to be alternating this day with Nawiabete village. Therefore if she does not come on a particular Wednesday, she will be in Nawiabete but she promised to communicate. 

Next Visit: 2018-11-14 - Purpose: Finalise HIV / AIDS topic as there only two lessons left.