Life Skills Education and Counseling - Mpumiro - Mpumiro Primary School

Visit by Lorna Katagara on 2021-01-27

Report ID
11715
Created by
Lorna Katagara
Created date
2021-01-28 09:03:42 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2021-02-01 07:36:56 UTC
Trip Time
10:00-16:45 (6 h 45 m)
Village Time
12:00-14:40 (2 h 40 m)
Travel Time
4 h 5 m

Life Skills Education and Counseling community lesson

School
Mpumiro Primary School 
Lesson Taught
Career Guidance 
Girls Attended
12 
Boys Attended
Total Student Attendance
14 
Teachers Attended
Fathers Attended
Mothers Attended
Total Parent Attendance
Staff Attendees
Lorna Katagara 
Government Attendees
LC1 
School Staff Attendees
Life Skills Teacher 
Visitor Attendees
None 
Total Attendance
Learning Objectives
To strategize when and how the Life Skills Program will be carried out.
Notes
The notes from the visit are in the other section of Non- Teaching Visit. 

Life Skills Education and Counseling non-teaching lesson

School
Mpumiro Primary School 
Program
Life Skills Education and Counseling 
Visit Purpose
meet with district leaders 
Total Attendance
Notes
Introduction Since the election period, Kibo has not been going to the villages for fear of any insecurities post election. This being the first visit since , Lorna went to Mpumiro village to find out how the situation is on ground and strategies how the program will operate in this village. Overview The meeeting started with an opening prayer and thereafter not to waste a lot of time, the chairman introduced all the leaders. After the introduction, the chairman gave a few remarks and then welcomed Lorna to address them. Lorna introduced herself and mentioned to them that to some she may be new to them but to others she is known. She also mentioned that in the community she may be new but at School, they are familiar with her and the Life Skills Program. Lorna met with 7 community leaders and during the course of the meeting, she went ahead and asked them how the election period is going and mainly about the last one. She was curious what people‚Äôs feelings were like and if they still had hurt feelings, whether they are working well together among others. The chairman mentioned that it was very peaceful everyone voted and went back to their homes. Another man Tom mentioned that they took this as a football match whereby there is always a winner or looser. Others like Fida and a Nabirye also mentioned that infact they thought the soldier at the polling station was mute or deaf because he did not even say a thing because they were peaceful. Lorna then asked does that mean if we were to call a meeting to start our lessons, the community members would attend with no problem? And they said yes. Lorna then introduced Life Skills Program to them and some of the topics entailed and thereafter asked for their reactions. Each one of the leaders gave their reaction like Muhamud said this will be very good for the purpose of uniting the families and creating good relations in the community. Fida mentioned also that there some things parents fear to discuss with their children and therefore learning how to do so will be of good help among others. After these remarks the chairman thanked Kibo for thinking of them and mentioned that they are willing to coperate. After meeting the community leaders, Lorna passed by the School( Mpumiro) where she met the new head teacher and the 2 Life Skills teachers. Since it was a new headteacher, it was nice that we met each other and talk about resuming when schools reopen. After that , Lorna met a few of the pupils of Primary seven and encouraged them to read very hard , ask questions, find all notes they did not have so as to prepare for the national exams come March 30 2021. She thanked them for keeping themselves from Covid and to continue and also thanked them for Keeping themselves and not being pregnant as many of their friends else where who unfortunately may drop out due to early pregnancies. After this visit Lorna left for Jinja. She met 12 girls and 2 boys. Conclusion We also chose a date, a day when the Life Skills Program will be happening an$ also in scenarios where she may teach at the School first and thereafter teach at the community. Lorna even mentioned duration of the program.Overall it was a great meeting and Mpumiro village is ready to start anytime. 
Next Visit
2021-02-01 - Purpose: To mobilize the community members home to home concerning the first lesson which will be communicated
Program Success
None
Program Critical Needs
Not yet known . Will know after baseline survey.
Program Ownership
N/A
Other Program Observations
Hand washing stands are very visible and in use and the community likes them. Infact they say that other communities keep asking where they got this design and idea from.
Program Expected Of Village
Lorna will together with the chairman or any other community lead walk home to home mobilizing but also the chairman will be introducing Lorna to to the community members.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Call the chairman and inform him of her visit.
 

Report Photos

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16221 In the stopped shirt is the chairman of Mpumiro village. He was welcoming the leaders and thanking them for agreeing to meet.
16224 Lorna also passed by the School and talked to a few pupils she got on the ground. These are the primary seven pupils who are the only ones currently in School.
16227 With the new headteacher at Mpumiro Primary School.
16230 The handwashing stand built at the school.