Life Skills Education and Counseling - Bukhana - bukhana_primary_school
Visit by Lorna Katagara on 2021-03-19
2021-03-23 09:23:35 UTC
2021-03-26 07:12:08 UTC
10:20-05:20 (-5 h 0 m)
12:15-15:00 (2 h 45 m)
-8 h 15 m
Life Skills Education and Counseling community lesson
How HIV/ STDs are Transmitted,HIV/STDs Prevention
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By the end of the lesson , the community knows how HIV is transmitted and prevented
Lorna went to Bukhana to teach on HIV transmission and Prevention . This lesson is taught to find out the different modes of transmission and the way that this transmission can be prevented .
The meeting started a little bit later as the community members came late. It was started by an opening prayer led by Ndabe the secretary Kibo group Affairs and after that Lorna started the meeting. They started with a preview of the previous lesson where they looked at history and facts of HIV/AIDS. Different community members put up their hands to remind the rest of the community members what was talked about. Lorna talked more about the facts and myths and also went ahead and asked the community members if Prostitutes were the most affected by HIV as a myth and they all said no. They mentioned that those are a very careful group of people as Moses mentioned they cannot accept to have sex without a condom unlike our “fellow women of Bukhana “ I put in quotes. The women seemed to be agreement though about failure to negotiate condom use.
After the preview, we looked at HIV prevention which was homework for the men. One man stood up and mentioned that the only way to prevent HIV is by testing each others status and this is not just one partner testing their status but not partners going together to get an HIV test. Lorna thanked him for his response and went ahead and asked how many people know their status and only countable people raised their hands. From the look at the women one could tell they were scared to test their HIV status. Lorna encouraged them to do so because only then can they know how to live their lives carefully . Lorna asked how many times one was to test their status and Moses again mentioned every after 3 months which was right. Mzee mentioned another way to prevent HIV is to not tell any woman that they love them which sent the community members laughing and he said for him that’s how he survived. Lorna added to be faithful to one partner, use condoms , avoid drinking a lot of alcohol which may give poor judgements. On transmission which was the women’s homework , they mentioned having unprotected sex with an infected person, sharing sharp instruments, accidents, blood transfusion among others. We also looked at the different modes of transmission which was through blood, semen, vaginal fluids and breast milk.
After this lesson Lorna also taught on the immune system where she mentioned that our immune system is the body’s way of fighting diseases. She mentioned our immune system is kept strong by exercising, eating balanced diet food, fruits, taking enough water among others. She also mentioned it is composed of the white and red blood cells. The red blood cells carry oxygen in the body and out carbon dioxide while the white blood cells help fight diseases. Lorna explained that the white blood cells is composed of many cells which work in our bodies to fight diseases. Lorna explain the role of the white blood cells like the macrophage big eater whose role is to destroy the antigens and alert the T4 cell which is the captain of the body which then also sends messages to the T8 cells to fight these antigens. When HIV enters the body however it looks for the captain cell because when it does it cannot send messages to the other cells concerning an antigen forcing the Virus to multiply itself weakening the immune system leaving room for other diseases to attack the body which may lead to death.
To check if the community members had understood or to make them understand better, Lorna mentioned that they were going to play a game known as the elephant game. Lorna asked for 6 volunteers and another 5 volunteers. One stood in the middle and represented the body while other 4 surrounded the body representing the immune system ans the others which acted as the lions and therefore the diseases stood around the immune system. On the word go Lorna explained and told them to try attacking the body as the immune systems role is to see the body doesn’t get hurt. It was very fun watching as at first they did it wrong and Lorna had to explain again, where this time they got it right. Lorna then also asked the lions to be sited and asked for one volunteer to represent HIV and how it attacks the immune system leaving the body open to any other diseases which may weaken the immune system leading to death. Lorna asked what killed the person some said AIDS whole others said diseases, Lorna explained it was the diseases that killed the person since AIDS is a combination of many diseases.
Lorna thanked the community members for attending the meeting and asked eachone to tell someone what they learnt and also to go and test for HIV so they know their status.
2021-03-24 - Purpose: Lorna will be teaching on disease progression
Program Critical Needs
Other Program Observations
A few community members reported that their trees are doing well and others exchanged goats for cows.
Program Expected Of Village
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Call village prior to meeting day.
Lorna teaching on the immune system
The lady in the picture standing was talking about HIV transmission
This was during the elephant game explaining the immune system.