Irene went to bupeni to continue with the benefits of family planning to the children,father and community.
The meeting started with a word from the VHt who thanked the community members for their turn up and encouraged them to continue with the government guidelines on preventing the spread of covd19. She then welcomed Irene to continue with her lesson.
Irene started with a review of the previous lesson then she asked the community members some of the benefits of family planning to the children ,father,and community at large. With a few examples like musa said,lighting the burden and responsibilities in supporting the family,easy provision of basic needs,Sara said fathers have enough time to bond with his children and wife since he has time for all unlike one with many children.children can easily fill the fathers love since he is always available for them said Fred.
This made the meeting so interactive as some women thanked Irene for informing the men the benefits of having small families because its them who put pressure on their women to have more children than they can support, Mary said at 30 years I have had 10 children and only 3 go to school I even have no hope that they will complete to university so once one has few planned children it’s easy for them to give them the best education they can afford,Mary also added that the children will feed well on what they need since even a few shillings are used to spend on food which is enough for the whole family.
Irene thanked the members for their interactive participation and also requested the men and women to plan together on the number of children they want to have so as to prevent misunderstandings in their families after sneaking to go get a family planning method, the community also benefits when there is no strain to the environment,resources,and there is great chance in participation in community affairs since one has time for themselves.
Irene then thanked the members for their participation and promised to demonstrate on the different methods of family planning the next time they meet.
After the meeting Irene met with a mother of 7 children but among them no child presented with the feet but this baby she is carrying has presented with the feet so she was planing to go to a traditional herbalist to turn the baby so that it presents with the feet, but Irene counseled her and informed her that she can have a baby even when they present with the feet. She also encouraged her to have a hospital delivery for safe delivery.
Lesson Use Examples
2020-10-07 - Purpose: Irene will be teaching about the side effects and complications of family planning,barriers to family planning methods,and demonstration on the different family planning methods.
Program Critical Needs
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
Mobilize more community members to come for the health lessons
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Prepare the next lesson and call the village.
Nabirye is expecting but she was told by a midwife that her baby is presenting with the feet so she is scared and she thinks it’s not normal.