Health and Spiritual Empowerment - Naibowa - Kamuli

Visit by Ida Bazonoona on 2017-12-13

Report ID
520
Created by
Ida Bazonoona
Created date
2017-12-13 03:51:43 UTC
Modified by
Ben West
Modified date
2018-02-09 16:11:54 UTC
Trip Time
10:01-17:38 (7 h 37 m)
Village Time
12:30-15:21 (2 h 51 m)
Travel Time
4 h 46 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Success
The women sold their bricks and shared the money amongst those who worked. All of them bought things they each wanted. 
Village Critical Needs
They need a borehole. 
Village Action Steps
Continue helping without expecting anything in return. 
Staff Action Steps
Prepare weekly lessons. 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
yes 
Water Users Committee
yes 
Other Class Notes
 
Community Ownership
yes 
Ownership Story
Helping the woman who was burned. 
Three Stone Fires
yes 
Access to Clean Water
yes 
Open Defecation
no 
Water Access Explain
 
Prevent Ownership
None 
Allow Ownership
Working together as a community has made this village a unique one. 
Village Notes
The community is planning to contribute maize 10kgs each home for church renovations. 

Health and Spiritual Empowerment Lesson

Men Attendees
12 
Women Attendees
35 
Staff Attendees
Ida Bazonona 
Government Attendees
LC1,Parish Councillor 
Visitor Attendees
None 
Total Attendance
47 
Lesson Taught
Health lesson 1: Hygiene and Sanitation 
Notes
Ida went to Naibowa and reviewed the previous lessons that she evaluated on. She mainly focused on the lesson they didn't understand which was about hygiene. When Ida asked about what happens when the house is swept in the evening?, the majority said that they will bring curses in the village, home or house. Ida reminded them the importance of sweeping and that it doesn't matter what time one sweeps and who sweeps, and that they need to teach the children Roles at home. She added by telling them that, Our ancestors knew that sometimes we tend to be busy and find ourselves sweeping at night. That's why they discouraged us sweeping at night. They discouraged sweeping at night hence coming up with stories of how sweeping at night will take away all the blessings? hence sweeping should be done in the morning. She also asked them to Bathe two times a day if possible, which is the best. By doing this, all the germs that stick on our skin are washed and also feel fresh from work . She added that, brushing teeth is important including that of our children's. It helps their gums to be stronger and healthier. Even other related teeth diseases will not attack our children. To the Women, she asked them to bathe everyday at least once if water is a problem. Also to Wash hands with soap/ash after using the latrine. She also asked the ladies to please always tell their husbands the truth when done with their monthly periods, and not lying to them because they will think that it's an excuse yet God planned it for the good of our health. The community thanked Kibo for teaching them what they didn't know and asked to continue helping them with such inspiring lessons.