Health and Spiritual Empowerment - Naibowa - Kamuli

Visit by Ida Bazonoona on 2018-01-24

Report ID
Created by
Ida Bazonoona
Created date
2018-01-24 12:45:11 UTC
Modified by
Ben West
Modified date
2018-02-09 15:45:42 UTC
Trip Time
09:35-16:56 (7 h 21 m)
Village Time
11:54-14:39 (2 h 45 m)
Travel Time
4 h 36 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Village Critical Needs
Water and stoves. 
Village Action Steps
Meet weekly. 
Staff Action Steps
Prepare weekly 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
Salty water so people walk long distance to get good water. 
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Village Notes
Women were exited for the lesson about the menstrual cycle calendar. They used the finger segments to count days. 

Health and Spiritual Empowerment Lesson

Men Attendees
Women Attendees
Staff Attendees
Ida Bazonona 
Government Attendees
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Lesson Taught
Health lesson 4: Menstrual Cycle 
Ida went to Naibowa and taught about Menstrual cycle. She continued from where she stopped last time. Women looked confused and were not getting anything as Ida was teaching.She asked how many knew how to read? They were only two and the majority didn't know how to read nor write. It was challenging but Ida figured out how to do it. She asked the class to go and get sticks to use for counting. After five times of repeating the same thing slowly they started getting the point.some two men did great and are going to teach those who are still struggling. One lady got it right and will also teach those who haven't got the idea.Wilber the chairman volunteered to help those who missed this lesson.He thanked Kibo for such lessons that will help their children too, some miss school because of not knowing the days they are having their periods. Some feel embarrassed when laughed at and even some drop out from school because of this issue. Now they will be prepared for the periods some days too. So it won't be a problem again even women just find out from church ,market and other public places which makes them feel embarrassed. Naigaga asked the lesson to be reviewed at the women's conference because she believes all women need to know and learn the Menstrual calendar.