Life Skills Education and Counseling - Bulyowa A - Bulyowa Primary School

Visit by Manuela Ongyera on 2021-02-17

Report ID
Created by
Manuela Ongyera
Created date
2021-02-17 05:42:01 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2021-02-25 09:06:48 UTC
Trip Time
10:11-17:48 (7 h 37 m)
Village Time
12:23-15:40 (3 h 17 m)
Travel Time
4 h 20 m

Life Skills Education and Counseling non-teaching lesson

Bulyowa Primary School 
Life Skills Education and Counseling 
Visit Purpose
meet with a parent 
Total Attendance
Introduction Bridge model is a visual way of presenting the concept of behavior change that is used in life skills program, this session aimed at emphasizing on the behavior change, this lesson also look at the missing life skills in the community and factors facing the young people. Objective By the end of this lesson, participants will be able to list risk facing people in the community. By the end of this lesson, participants will be able to describe Bridge Model of behavior change. By the end of this lesson, participants will be able to help young people to avoid risk and build a healthy positive future. Overview Manuela reached the village and found some members already seated waiting for her, she was happy with them she appreciated them for keeping time. She asked them about what they learnt previously, they were able to share their ideas mostly to those who were not around last time. After that Manuela asked them that who among them worked on their home work? Only three people, Manuela requested them to share their findings, the questions was about factors facing young people in their community? They said, young people in their community goes through challenges of kidnapping, early marriage and pregnancy, miss treatment from step parents denying kid opportunities to go to school. One man said that children’s voices are never hard in this community as in, they are not given chances to make decisions. Manuela appreciated them and said that next time all participants should participate. After that Manuela started her lesson explaining the picture of the bridge model referring to the behavior change, Manuela said that in life people must accept changes which are positive so that they live in the healthy positive life. She went on and advised the parents to teach their children good morals that will enable them to attain good life skills behavior that will enable them to live positively. Manuela said that if parents teach their children with good behavior, they will not fall in the river which is full of risk factors for example death from AIDS , unwanted pregnancy and marriage, Alcoholism and drug usage STDs infections, prison cases violent death, expelled from school and among others. Manuela advised them to try and make sure that their children passes through the bridge with good communication skills, Good roles model Resistance peer pressure, Goals for the future and decisions making and among others so that they can live positive, healthy lifestyle. After that, Manuela requested a volunteer to come and explained to the rest of the participants what she has been teaching, one man by the names Alex came up and taught them very well, Manuela was pleased to see that gentleman explaining exactly what she was doing meaning that the participants understood well her lesson, she was very happy with that. After that, she appreciated that man and encouraged other members to do them same because life skills is all discussion which can lead easy understanding. Manuela then finally gave her participants home work on HIV AIDS. 
Next Visit
2021-03-03 - Purpose: To teach about HIV/ AIDS.
Program Success
Program Critical Needs
Manuela needs to continue encouraging people to attend Life Skills program.
Program Ownership
Women keeping time for Life Skills lessons.
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
Manuela will be reading and preparing notes for the next visit.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Participants will be working on their home work about the history of HIV and the Myths.

Report Photos

16629 Manuela was explaining to the community members about the bridge model which talks about behavior change.
16632 That man is called Alex, he was explaining to the community members about the importance of behavior change.
16635 That was trying to identify some the missing life skills in their community.
16638 Finally Manuela was encouraging the participants to keep time so that they finish their lessons in time.
16641 Below is their attendance list.