Life Skills Education and Counseling - Nawaibete - New Buyanga Primary School - Namutumba

Visit by Lorna Katagara on 2019-01-09

Report ID
Created by
Lorna Katagara
Created date
2019-01-08 03:09:12 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2019-01-10 07:02:47 UTC
Trip Time
10:30-17:30 (7 h 0 m)
Village Time
12:15-15:30 (3 h 15 m)
Travel Time
3 h 45 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Village Critical Needs
No major problems but to unite themselves. 
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
Some community members are still holding grudges after the previous elections. This is therefore keeping some people from attending the meetings. 
Allow Ownership
Despite the grievances, the rest of the community members are willing to move past this and attend the meetings. 
Village Notes

Life Skills Education and Counseling community lesson

New Buyanga Primary School 
Lesson Taught
Steps in Making Good Decision 
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
- Describe some of the important factors to consider in decision making.
Introduction Lorna went to the community to remobilize the community for the lessons since it was the first day. Overview Lorna reached the village and decided to move around a few homes to mobilize the community members to come for the meeting. In a few homes some members were telling Lorna that they are not comfortable coming to the meeting because of what happened during the post LC1 elections. Lorna told some of them to reconcile and get passed this for the betterment of their village. Lorna then went back to the meeting place. Lorna then went back to the meeting place. At the meeting place , Lorna waited a few minutes before other people joined them. When the members had gathered, the chairman welcomed everyone back and opened with a prayer and then invited Lorna. Lorna welcomed everyone and asked them for a way forward on getting more people to attend the meeting. Lorna told them what a few members told her while she was mobilizing. One Lovinsa said that perhaps we could change the meeting place as more people are saying the meeting place is not convenient for them. They decided to meet at the borehole on the next visit. The previous meeting place is believed to be the area of the current chairman. After this, Lorna started with the lesson of the day decision making. Lorna used the share your story subtopic under Decision making where they looked at specifically marriage. Lorna said before anyone decides to do anything in their life for example, before getting married, before deciding to make babies, build a house or anything else in life. Lorna asked them if all of them are married or had been married, they said yes. Lorna then asked what does one look at before getting married in other words what steps should one consider before making the decision to get married. They mentioned, one has to have a house, a job, food, Money among others. Lorna agreed with them that it is true one has to look around if they are prepared. She mentioned other things like; being mentally prepared to look after a family and another person apart from themselves, know the person very well to avoid surprises, seek advise, seek counsel from others who had been married before them, among others. Being the first meeting of 2019, they did not go further and Lorna just wanted to give them a plan on how they will be moving forward in this year and make sure they still remembered what they learnt previously . She concluded and said they will start from there on the next visit. Conclusion Lorna asked the chairman, his vice the mobilizer to mobilize the community members well for the next meeting. They also agreed to have the next meeting at the borehole. 

Next Visit: 2019-01-16 - Purpose: Continue with the topic Decision making.

Report Photos

5330 First meeting with the community 2019