Life Skills Education and Counseling - Kigalama - Kigalama Primary School - Namutumba

Visit by Lorna Katagara on 2019-11-22

Report ID
7667
Created by
Lorna Katagara
Created date
2019-12-03 11:57:27 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2019-12-03 13:32:54 UTC
Trip Time
10:00-17:30 (7 h 30 m)
Village Time
12:00-15:20 (3 h 20 m)
Travel Time
4 h 10 m

Life Skills Education and Counseling community lesson

School
Kigalama Primary School 
Lesson Taught
Relationship Skills: Gender Roles 
Girls Attended
Boys Attended
Total Student Attendance
Teachers Attended
Fathers Attended
Mothers Attended
12 
Total Parent Attendance
21 
Staff Attendees
Lorna Katagara 
Government Attendees
VHT 
School Staff Attendees
Life Skills Teacher 
Visitor Attendees
None 
Total Attendance
Learning Objectives
Notes
Introduction Lorna went back to this village to continue with the discussion on Relationship Skills. Overview In today’s lesson, they looked at how well we can work together in our families and community as a whole. After the community members had come, a prayer was said and the lesson begun. They did a review on the previous topic and after which went to the topic of the day. They looked at what we can do as a community to ensure that we have healthy and good relationships in our families and at home as a whole. In order to have a good and healthy working relationship in a community we need to first ensure that our smallest unit of the community the family, things are going well. They looked at what it entails to have a healthy relationship in our homes which we usually take for granted. Lorna mentioned some of these things as time; for example she encouraged the men that instead of spending time in the trading centers, they can come back home early and spend time with their family. She mentioned that it does not mean that everyday as some people may have what to do but to find time in their busy schedule to be with their family. Communication was another factor mentioned in that a family that always communicates can withstand whatever challenge that comes their way. Respecting each other is also another important factor. Respect is not one way as usually is but two way and this is especially between a husband and wife. She also mentioned respect is not commanded but earned. Creating a friendly environment which encourages good conversations. She cautioned the men that sitting alone under a tree sometimes paints a picture of don’t “approach me “but engaging his family , inviting them in his space can break this environment of fear. Others mentioned were ; Trusting each other ,being grateful in the little and plenty, understanding each other especially those times when their is no money and this was to the women especially. The men supported this one where they said sometimes they don’t have money but the women expect them to be having money all the time. She concluded with Love where she mentioned that where there is love nothing fails. We may not be able to say it out loud often but the actions and presence can make a difference. When it came to good relations in the community, Lorna encouraged them to always wish good for each other . For example when someone is succeeding instead of being jealous and wishing them bad to also work hard and be like them. She encouraged them to be happy for each other like when one gets married, is pregnant and to always look for opportunities where they can work together and do good for each other besides funerals and weddings. She tasked them on what they can do together as a community to bring them together. Conclusion One man thanked Lorna for the lesson and encouraged the community members to take these lessons seriously if they are to thrive not only as a community but even in their families.Lorna thanked the community members for coming and encouraged to practice what is being taught to them.Lorna will teach on managing emotions in the next village visit. 
Next Visit
2019-11-29 - Purpose: Managing Emotions
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