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

Visit by Manuela Ongyera on 2020-10-14

Report ID
Created by
Manuela Ongyera
Created date
2020-10-14 07:20:11 UTC
Modified by
Manuela Ongyera
Modified date
2020-10-15 11:22:19 UTC
Trip Time
10:14-17:48 (7 h 34 m)
Village Time
12:30-15:42 (3 h 12 m)
Travel Time
4 h 22 m

Life Skills Education and Counseling community lesson

Bukhudumira Primary School 
Lesson Taught
Facts and Myths about HIV/AIDS,The Immune System 
Girls Attended
Boys Attended
Total Student Attendance
Teachers Attended
Fathers Attended
Mothers Attended
Total Parent Attendance
Staff Attendees
Ongyera Manuella 
Government Attendees
School Staff Attendees
Life Skills Teacher 
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Learning Objectives
To educate the participants about the myths and Facts and how HIV affects our immune system.
Introduction Manuela went to Nabikenge village to educate community members about History of HIV virus, the myths and the Fact about HIV and also the the immune system. This lesson is aimed at educating the participants to know when HIV virus once came to Uganda and where , and also to educate the participants to understand the truth and the false about HIV virus and also to educate members on how they can maintain their immune system to be strong so that they don’t become victims of AIDS which means combination of disease.this lesson was also aimed at educating community members to know what happened when HIV virus entered the human body. Overview When Manuela reached the village she was pleased to find some members seated waiting for her at the meeting place. Manuela greeted the participants and she told them that let them wait for rest of the community members to come then they start teaching, after sometime members came and the lessons started. The class started with an open prayer led Nigaga after that Manuela introduced the lesson to the members, Manuela asked the community members that when did they first hard about HIV/AIDS one of the member responded that she once hard it in 1980s and the rest said 1990and among other . After listening to the community ideas, she started by explaining to them the history of HIV in Uganda, Manuela said, HIV came in Uganda in 1980s, it was noted in Rackia in Massaka districts, in 1990, the virus started to spread even in other places too. During this session Manuela told the participants that since that time and up to now HIV virus is still presents and they should be careful. After that, Manuela introduced another lesson, Myths and Facts about HIV/ AIDS, Manuela asked the members that what do they think about HIV before and now , one of the member called Sam said that before HIV was seen as a wish craft, disease for immoral people, disease for rich people but today he said HIV is real and it has no cure. Manuela went on and said that there are many people who still think about myths as HIV is a virus that affects the whites, that a disease for prostitute, rich people and they even say that it has cure yet no. Manuela went on and told the members that the truth about this disease is that it’s real and it has no cure it can be transmitted in several ways like having unprotected sex with an infected person and among others. Manuela went on and introduced another lesson the immune system she defined it as the way our body’s way of fighting disease. During this lesson Manuela talked about the white and red blood cells, the teacher said white blood cells protect the body against germs and the red blood to carry oxygen through out the body. Manuela told the participants to always treat disease early enough so that their immune system is not affected and that may give rooms for others illness to take host in the body. Manuela went on and explained to the members that when HIV enters the body it first attack the white blood cells so that it can take host of the body, so she advised them to take good care of their immune system by eating healthy food and treatments of disease early. Conclusion. Manuela ended by giving the participants some home about how HIV is transmitted and how it can be prevented from one person to another. 
Next Visit
2020-10-21 - Purpose: Manuela will be teaching about How HIV is transmitted from one person to another and how HIV can be prevented from catching people.
Program Success
Program Critical Needs
Apparently none
Program Ownership
Women making good use of their stoves.
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
Community members will be working on their home work on how HIV is transmitted and prevented.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Manuela will be reading and preparing notes for the next visit.

Report Photos

14262 Nabikenge village. Manuela was explaining to the participants the history of HIV in Uganda.
14265 Nabikenge village. Manuela was explaining to the participants the importance of keeping their immune system strong so that they are not weekends by HIV virus.
14274 Nabikenge village. Manuela was explaining to participants the Facts and the myths of HIV/AIDS in Uganda.