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

Visit by Lorna Katagara on 2018-12-14

Report ID
Created by
Lorna Katagara
Created date
2018-12-17 09:09:57 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-12-18 04:38:31 UTC
Trip Time
10:17-17:45 (7 h 28 m)
Village Time
12:11-15:35 (3 h 24 m)
Travel Time
4 h 4 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Village Critical Needs
They have a broken borehole 
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
Weak leadership 
Allow Ownership
Village Notes

Life Skills Education and Counseling community lesson

Kigalama Primary School 
Lesson Taught
Facts and Myths about HIV/AIDS,The Immune System,How HIV/ STDs are Transmitted,HIV/STDs Prevention,Disease Progression and Positive Behaviour 
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 review previous lessons taught and this is because Lorna wanted to find out if they remembered and learnt anything from the previous topics.
Introduction Lorna went to this village to review all the previous subtopics under Life Skills and also to introduce the new topic Relationship skills. Overview Lorna started by reviewing the topics under HIV and she did this by asking a few participants to take the group through some of the topics taught. There were 4 participants who all reminded the community of the previous lessons. They were able to teach about HIV transmission, HIV prevention and universal precautions, the relationship between STDs and HIV/AIDs. Here swaibu was able to mention the symptoms of the various STDs and explained to the community members how having an std puts one at risk of contracting HIV more than that one without. Other topics discussed were Disease Progression and positive behavior, women and HIV/AIDS ,cure and treatment among others. Lorna concluded the HIV topic with HIV and Behavioral change. Behavioral change is something that one does to avert a situation or to overcome a certain behavior/problem/challenge. For example a person living with HIV , what are some of those behaviors that they can avoid to prevent them from getting sick faster. They looked at drinking alcohol, not smoking, being faithful to their partners, avoiding many sexual partners , testing for HIV for those unsure of their status. Lorna gave them different scenarios of people , families living with HIV but did not know they had it and why they were falling sick and being HIV positive were the last thing on their mind.The community members were then supposed to suggest solutions for these people. They mentioned Counseling, HIV testing, adapting new behaviors , taking medication religiously among others. Conclusion Lorna concluded by introducing relationship skills where she mentioned some of the topics being ; managing emotions, Gender roles, Love, gender and culture among others. Lorna also urged the community members to stay safe and practice everything that was taught to them and wished them a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. 

Next Visit: 2018-01-25 - Purpose: Introduce relationship skills