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

Visit by Lorna Katagara on 2019-07-08

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Created by
Lorna Katagara
Created date
2019-07-08 12:43:34 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2019-07-08 13:12:20 UTC
Trip Time
10:15-15:10 (4 h 55 m)
Village Time
12:00-13:00 (1 h 0 m)
Travel Time
3 h 55 m

Life Skills Education and Counseling school lesson

Kivule Primariy School 
Lesson Taught
How HIV/ STDs are Transmitted 
Girls Attended
Boys Attended
Total Student Attendance
Teachers Attended
Staff Attendees
Lorna Katagara 
Government Attendees
School Staff Attendees
Head Teacher,Assistant headteacher 
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Learning Objectives
To create awareness on HIV/AIDS Transmission; whereby the pupils know and learn the ways through which the HIV /AIDS virus is or can be transmitted.
Introduction Lorna went to Kivule Primary School for a followup visit to check on how the program is progressing and the challenges so far. Overview On arrival Lorna was welcomed by the Headteacher who welcomed her to his office and immediately gave her the visitors book to sign. Lorna asked how the School was in general and the challenge that he gave was the parents not responding well in terms of the requirements needed of them for their children to be able to study well without interference of sending them home to collect particular things like food,exam fees among others. Lorna asked how can we be of help and he told Lorna the only way to be helped is continuous sensitization of the parents of their parental roles and responsibilities which Lorna said they will surely continue in this sensitization as they are working directly in the community and if need be invite him sometime to speak to the parents about these issues. Lorna then asked where teacher Margino Patrick was since he is the only Schools Life Skills teacher as his colleague teacher Wilswere was transferred. Unfortunately he was not at the school however, the Headteacher was kind enough to reach him on phone. They were able to talk about the achievements so far as he mentioned there being no reported case of early pregnancy which he was excited about, he also mentioned that the Primary six and Seven classes are well attended as the pupils come to School often and also stay at school until it’s time to go home which was always a challenge. Lorna then asked what topic he was currently teaching and he mentioned HIV/AIDS and when asked why HIV/AIDS ? , he said there was a nurse they heard of who was infected with the virus and was infecting others too in a certain hospital. When he heard this he felt the urge to sensitize the pupils and raise awareness on this issue. Lorna was impressed because it takes one to notice what is affecting our communities, lives, families and then be able to address such matters. In Life Skills we decided to address the need immediately as it comes and if there was a concern. Lorna thanked teacher Margino for being diligent in maintaining sustainability in teaching Life Skills in this School.Lorna also went through some of the class notes and found that they were neatly written. Unfortunately Lorna did not also get a chance to speak to the pupils as the Primary Seven class had been sent home to collect Exam fees which exam is due in August. The primary six and Five class were also writing a test which was impossible to disrupt. Conclusion The Headteacher thanked Lorna for the Life Skills Program in this School as its doing much in changing the lives of the pupils in this school and community. He also credited teacher Margino for his hard work to continue this program. He also requested of there was ever a chance to get a borehole at the school he would be so happy. This was not new as even the previous Headteacher had the same request. He mentioned their pupils move one and a half kilometers to the borehole which takes up much of their time. 

Next Visit: 2019-08-21 - Purpose: Followup on how Life Skills is moving on in this School.

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7742 Lorna meeting with the Headteacher on the progress of Life Skills Education and Counseling in the School.
7745 Lorna requested to see the pupils books and know which topic is currently being handled. The deputy in the picture is going through some of the pupils books.