Life Skills Education and Counseling - Nawampiti - Kivule Primariy School - Namutumba
Visit by Lorna Katagara on 2020-10-14
2020-10-15 12:08:13 UTC
2020-10-15 13:02:48 UTC
22:30-17:30 (-5 h 0 m)
13:00-15:30 (2 h 30 m)
-8 h 30 m
Life Skills Education and Counseling community lesson
Kivule Primariy School
Total Student Attendance
Total Parent Attendance
School Staff Attendees
Life Skills Teacher
Lorna went to this village to continue with the lesson on sex Education. This lesson helps the young teenagers to be aware of sex and it’s repercussions to their future and also to appreciate their bodies more
The meeting was started with a word of prayer and then the previous lesson on Adolescence and puberty stage was reviewed. In the meeting we were able to remind ourselves what these stages mean where Adolescent stage was the transition from Childhood to Adulthood whereas, Puberty refers to the different body changes a person goes through like enlargement of breasts, hips, menstruals for girls while boys grow taller, deepens voice, experience wet dreams , grow pubic hair among others. They were encouraged in this stage to love their bodies and not think that because of these changes they are ready for sex.
In today’s lesson we continued with this topic but under sex education. Sex Education is a wide topic that includes Abstainence, Adolesence and Puberty stage, how to love our bodies, age of consent, sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases, relationships and romance among others.
1.We talked more about Sex and the purpose of sex which is for procreation and not just to play around. We talked about how God designed sex for marriage but unfortunately people are misusing sex for pleasure, fun, revenge, proof of friendship among others. We reminded ourselves that no one has a right to touch our bodies unless it’s ourselves. Parents were also encouraged to not be tough when their children tell them that someone is touching them in wrong ways or is demanding for sex. Previously the teens mentioned that their parents would beat them if they told them. Parents were told to be thankful if their children trusted them with such info and to do what is necessary to protect them.
2. About consent we discussed that for sex to happen, both parties should consent. We talked of consent should be No and that some men/ boys will pressure one to say yes even though in actual sense they were not comfortable with what is happening. They were advised to stand their ground on their decision and if someone truly cares they will listen if not they should not compromise.
3. Abstainence; they were encouraged to Abstain from sex because it would save them Early pregnancy, marriages , Sexually transmitted infections, emotional trauma, poor performance at school, death due to abortion, imprisonment among others. They were reminded there is a time for everything.
4. Relationship versus a Romance; here we looked at the importance of having good relationships without sexual activity. Here we also were able to define and know the difference between Love, Lust and Sex.
5.Sexuality: sex is also a state of being a girl or boy. Lorna advised the parents to start initiating these differences in their children when young as 2 years by for example teaching them how boys dress, how girls dress, their body parts are not to be seen by others. Tell them not to allow anyone touch their private parts, not to touch each other’s body parts, show each other their private parts. In this way one is teaching them the different ways in which girls and boys are different and to appreciate their differences but also to avoid early sexual practices.
The community members were encouraged to talk to their children concerning their sexuality and the teens were advised to listen to their parents . Lorna mentioned that for whoever gives one advice it means they love them but if their parents did not love them they would not advice them. They were advised that their body changes doesn’t mean that they are ready for sex and that every thing has its own time. They were advised to live themselves and appreciate their bodies and not to misuse sex as their bodies are the Lords temple.
2020-10-21 - Purpose: Lorna will be teaching on menstrual hygiene and introduce communication Skills.
No case of early pregnancies
Program Critical Needs
Menstrual hygiene and management
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Call the village to mobilise the community
The old man in the suit was very appreciative of the program and urged the community members to take this program very serious. ( Bubinga Village)