Life Skills Education and Counseling - Nawampiti - Kivule Primariy School - Namutumba
Visit by Lorna Katagara on 2020-10-28
2020-10-29 09:40:35 UTC
2020-11-06 14:35:36 UTC
10:20-17:30 (7 h 10 m)
12:15-15:00 (2 h 45 m)
4 h 25 m
Life Skills Education and Counseling community lesson
Kivule Primariy School
Total Student Attendance
Total Parent Attendance
School Staff Attendees
Life Skills Teacher
By the end of the lesson, participants know what good communication is.
By the end of the lesson, participants know the means of communication.
By the end of the lesson, participants know the barriers of communication.
Lorna went here to teach about communication Skills. Communication Skills refers to the sending and receiving of messages with effective feedback. This lesson is aimed at encouraging the community to have good communication skills with each other and importance of good communication.
When Lorna arrived the village she found a few members waiting for her at the meeting place. In the previous meeting Lorna told them to keep time because if they did not they would spend the whole day there. The meeting started at about 1:20pm with a word of prayer by Moses and after this Yacobo and Jackson took the community members through the previous lesson of Menstrual hygiene and management. After this review, Lorna mentioned that they were going to look at communication Skills today. She asked them what is communication and they said “Empulizaganya” which means having a good understanding in English. Lorna said that’s right but that is also a supplement and told them communication is the sending and receiving of messages but Communication Skills is the sending and receiving of messages with effective feedback. After this Lorna asked them the different means of communication and they mentioned ; hands, phones, letters, whistles, radios, televisions Drums,among others. Lorna thanked them for their positive response and also said she wanted to focus on our body parts and how we use them to communicate and how sometimes they can communicate differently from what we meant. For example pointing of fingers can mean warning someone , using of hands to clap means calling someone, eyes can also communicate differently like one is annoyed, or one likes someone but uses the eyes to communicate, eyes can be used to minimize someone, shoulder snugging can also mean disrespect , among others. Lorna encouraged the members to be aware of their body language while communicating so that they may not miscommunicate or be misunderstood.
After these means we looked at some of the barriers of communication which Lorna asked what some of these were; they mentioned Anger that when one is angry they will communicate that they did not mean therefore the main message is not passed on. One needs to be calm and think through everything then communicate. Another barrier was familiarity that is whoever you familiarize you will never receive from them . Here mama Olive said one has to separate how they feel about the person but listen to the message. Another barrier was respect if one doesn’t respect someone, they won’t listen to them or communicate. Another was rumors when someone says what is not true without seeking out the truth Communication is disrupted , trust is lost, friendships are broken among others. Another barrier was Age ; old or young depending someone may not take ones communication serious because of that. Another was Education and here the chairperson mentioned that one time a group of students minimized them when they needed a stamp from them but when they told them the way they wrote their report was wrong, they ignored them but they ended up asking them for forgiveness after they tried several times and they told them their letter was not written well. Other barriers were network, distance, money , rain among others.
We finished by looking at what good communication entails; good eye contact one has to face the other and not turn their backs because there the message will not be perceived well. Being open minded as well not sticking to ones own point of view, giving feedback, being encouraging in our speech , listening before talking, critical thinking among others.
Catherine thanked Lorna for this lesson and asked the young teens to pay attention to all what is being taught to them because it also teaches them to communicate with respect. And for the adults to learn how to relate well in their communication like husbands and wives, children to adults.
2020-11-09 - Purpose: Lorna left them with homework on the importance of communication and they will also look at the communication styles.
Program Critical Needs
Good participation and response
Other Program Observations
The second boreholes fence is broken and needs fixing and also continue encouraging on importance of dishracks.