Health and Spiritual Empowerment - Bupeni - Kaliro

Visit by Ida Bazonoona on 2019-02-04

Report ID
Created by
Ida Bazonoona
Created date
2019-01-31 06:48:01 UTC
Modified by
Ida Bazonoona
Modified date
2019-02-05 04:16:42 UTC
Trip Time
11:02-18:47 (7 h 45 m)
Village Time
10:47-15:28 (4 h 41 m)
Travel Time
3 h 4 m

Current State

Participation Rating
The church leader now has a kitchen after having nothing for many years. 
Village Critical Needs
They need stoves. 
Village Action Steps
To start teaching children the importance of teeth cleaning. 
Staff Action Steps
Prepare lessons. 
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
The woman with goiter is still asking for help. 

Health and Spiritual Empowerment Lesson

Men Attendees
Women Attendees
Staff Attendees
Ida Bazonona 
Government Attendees
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Lesson Taught
Health lesson 5: Teeth Cleaning 
Ida went to Bupeni and taught about the basic steps which can help prevent tooth decay. She started with a funny question, what are teeth? Some people just smiled and showed their teeth, the rest knew what teeth are but couldn’t explain. She asked if there was any one who knows how to care for our teeth. Nakadama Teresa said that by smoking. She continued defending her answer that cigarette smoke kills germs because they cannot breath. Maka said that brush every morning. Nambozo said that she doesn’t think that it’s important children to brush because some time when they are four years they will loose them, why waste time and toothpaste? The whole group laughed disagreeing with her. Ida cut the debate short and gave them some steps that will help prevent teeth problems. . Brush your teeth 2 times a day with fluoride toothpaste. . Cut down sugary foods and drinks. . Do not smoke or chew tobacco. . If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation. Brush your teeth twice a day. Use a toothbrush with short bristles and toothpaste with fluoride. Brush in circles. Don’t forget to brush your tongue. Get a new toothbrush every 3 to 4 months. Nangobi was concerned about the toothpaste with fluoride. She thinks they don’t have that in the village. Ida asked the community to tell friends what they use as toothpaste. Nampeke said that they use salt and ash. Ida encouraged the community to visit dental clinics regularly if at all there’s any. 

Next Visit: 2019-02-11 - Purpose: To continue with the teeth cleaning lessons. Irene Ngobi will elaborate on that more.