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

Visit by Lorna Katagara on 2020-10-12

Report ID
Created by
Lorna Katagara
Created date
2020-10-13 09:36:33 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2021-01-25 09:14:08 UTC
Trip Time
10:20-16:40 (6 h 20 m)
Village Time
00:30-02:20 (1 h 50 m)
Travel Time
4 h 30 m

Life Skills Education and Counseling community lesson

Mpumiro Primary School 
Lesson Taught
Girls Attended
Boys Attended
Total Student Attendance
Teachers Attended
Fathers Attended
Mothers Attended
Total Parent Attendance
Staff Attendees
Lorna Katagara 
Government Attendees
School Staff Attendees
Life Skills Teacher 
Visitor Attendees
Akurut Diana 
Total Attendance
Learning Objectives
At the end of the meeting, we will have made a plan on when we will resume teaching/ sensitizing the pupils as well as their parents.
Introduction Lorna together with Diana went to Mpumiro village to meet the chairman and his committee concerning how to meet the other pupils now that the candidate classes are resuming School. Overview Today’s meeting was more of restricting how Life Skills was going to continue teaching in this community and this time not only the pupils but parents. We discussed about how prepared the parents were especially those whose children are going back to school. They mentioned really that the parents are tired and just want their children back to school. Diana mentioned that they need to appreciate the teachers for their efforts in grooming their children but also not to forget their roles as parents. Their going back to school does not mean that now they shake off their responsibilities. Lorna added that for those whose children are a class lower, they have been given a chance to work harder to ensure that they have the fees and all the requirements they need for next year. We also talked about parents continuing to sensitize their children on the government SOPs while at school and asked them to desists from talking rumors about covid like it’s political, government strategy among others because if they speak like this, what would they expect the children to speak like. They also made a plan on getting a list of all the Mpumiro pupils classes 5,6 as the candidates will be going back to school. The chairman said that he will go to the school and get this list. Also we talked about the LCs and then talked about a central place where these pupils will be coming to meet as well as their parents. We agreed that we will be meeting at the school. We chose a time for the parents 12pm and on Mondays. Conclusion We passed by the primary school to check on the SOPs of the school but unfortunately or maybe they hadn’t prepared yet , we did not see much but we talked to them about it. We were able to sign in the book and in the book we also saw signatures of the inspector of schools, DHE. We will be resuming here in November 
Next Visit
2021-01-27 - Purpose: Lorna will be having the first meeting with the community leaders to strategise how the program will be running
Program Success
There are no cases related to early pregnancy according to chairman
Program Critical Needs
Reembark on sensitizing the pupils as well as their parents on Life Skills Education. This will be the next village for Life Skills Edu. and Counseling Program.
Program Ownership
Chairman was responsive.
Other Program Observations
We were able to observe the newly constructed handwashing stands and the chairman mentioned that they want to construct at the School , mosque as well as him.
Program Expected Of Village
Mobilise the pupils of Mpumiro in the village for the next meeting.r
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Call the chairman of the village before and prepare notes.

Report Photos

14217 We were discussing how well prepared the parents were to take their children back to School.
14220 Diana was making a joke concerning wearing masks that some people think we look weird while wearing them but one rather looks weird than dying of covid.