Life Skills Education and Counseling - Nabikenge - Bukhudumira Primary School - Namutumba

Visit by Manuela Ongyera on 2020-01-22

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Created by
Manuela Ongyera
Created date
2020-01-22 18:24:35 UTC
Modified by
Manuela Ongyera
Modified date
2020-01-23 08:28:57 UTC
Trip Time
10:18-05:12 (-6 h 54 m)
Village Time
11:50-15:19 (3 h 29 m)
Travel Time
-9 h 25 m

Life Skills Education and Counseling community lesson

Bukhudumira Primary School 
Lesson Taught
Your Life Stories,Your Goals 
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Staff Attendees
Ongyera Manuella 
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Life Skills Teacher 
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Learning Objectives
To educate the community members that it’s very to share their life stories and also have goal for their lives.
Introduction Life story and Goal setting. This is another exercise to prompt participants to think about their future, by imagining a satisfying and happy future. Participants are encouraged to avoid any behavior that might take them away from the path towards their vision . Overview Manuela reached the village and found some few people seated waiting for her, she was happy to find people waiting for unlike in other village she hardly fine people during that time they were waiting for their teacher. Manuela greeted the members and after that the class started with a prayer from one of the community member called Esther. There were still some new members they introduced them selves and from there we had communication from the chairman and later the chance was given to Manuela to start the lesson. Manuela started by asking the community members about what they learnt last week and the home which they were given, Manuela asked them what did they learn last week, members where able to share their views which was good, Manuela encouraged the members that it’s very good to review previous lessons because it even helps the community members who were absent on that day to cope up with today’s lesson. After that, time for reviewing the home work given to them, Manuela had requested the community members to search for the effects and the causes of early pregnancy among young girls in their community and the importance of sharing life stories and goal setting, majority of the members searched about early pregnancy, here is their response, that what make their girls to get pregnant while still young, bad peer groups in the community where they live in, sleeping with children in the same house , not providing enough needs for their children makes them end up admiring other people which is bad, parents sending children at night to go to the shop, borehole yet that time a child is suppose to be at home, parents absent at home this can make children lack guidance from them. After that, few people also shared their views on life stories. After reviewing the the home work, Manuela open up her lesson by introducing the new lesson life story and goal setting, Manuela explained to the community members the importance of sharing it because it encourages other members to know that they are not alone in whatever they are facing hence comfort among them, after that she shared with them her life stories it was about listening to her parents advised and she also advised the children in her class to always listen to their parents than ignoring them. After that, three people also shared their life stories it was good and so encouraging to the people and the pupils who were in that class. The first one was the chairman, he said he would be a teacher or a doctor if he had taken his parents advice but now he is poor because he refused to study, he lived in a bad situation, he would change ladies like clothing , going for night disco, drinking alcohol and drugs but God helped him he survived to get HIV, after that life, he decided to get married and today he is living a life he never expected to be. Then we also had from migrate the chairperson Kibo group, she said that she lived in the a very rich family but when ever she would go to school, she did not concentrate but instead she joined bad group that made her not to finish her studies, she became pregnant while at school, her parents were very annoyed with her, they chased her away from home she went to her unite who was so poor, after staying with her for some month she gave birth to her child but the boy denied that the child is not his, life became so hard . She encouraged the pupils in the class that if they still have chances to study let them concentrate and study because with education everything is better. Finally, Manuela encouraged the community members to always take good care of their children and they should always take some time and talk to their children. 
Next Visit
2020-01-29 - Purpose: To educate the members about causes and dangers of early marriages and too much in take of Alcoholism.
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Report Photos

10181 This woman is called Margaret, she was sharing her life story, she was also encouraging the young children around.
10184 The chairman of the village was sharing his life story to his fellow community member.
10187 Manuela was explaining to the the community members that the importance of sharing our life story and she advised them to also have good plans that can benefit them in future.