Community Empowerment - Bukhudumira

Visit by Daina Akurut on 2021-03-29

Report ID
Created by
Daina Akurut
Created date
2021-03-30 13:28:48 UTC
Modified by
Daina Akurut
Modified date
2021-03-31 07:20:01 UTC
Trip Time
11:00-18:10 (7 h 10 m)
Village Time
13:01-16:00 (2 h 59 m)
Travel Time
4 h 11 m

Community Empowerment Lessons

Men Attendees
Women Attendees
Staff Attendees
Ida Bazonona,Akurut Diana 
Government Attendees
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Lesson Taught
Bible Lesson 4: Loving others 
Diana and Ida went to Bukudhumira to teach about harmony and unity in marriage(communication skills and conflict resolution). Ida took the community through a recap, Sarah said that, they worship together, cooking together, walking together. Ida thanked Sarah for her good memory and also those who had good ideas, she thanked them. She encouraged them to keep up the good virtues of marriage. Diana asked them what they understand by communication and conflict resolution. Ruth said that it is a way the couple talks to one another, Swaibu said that it is a mutual understanding between husband and wife, Abdul said that it is listening to one another. Diana thanked them for being vigilant in asking questions. Diana defined communication, which is a two way process of conveying information, ideas, feelings or opinion between two or more persons either verbally or non verbally. Diana told them the powers of communication which include, expressing yourself, listening and responding, regulating attention and intention, understanding and responding to people in their style. The husband and wife need to understand one another, be quick to listen and don’t be judgementative all the time. Husband and wife need to respect one another, be forgiving and analyze issues before they respond. They need to treat each other with dignity, no shouting or calling their spouses names in public or before the children. Ida added on by encouraging men to always listen to their women in case they have something they are telling them. She told them to communicate in love and respect. They should honor one another with their bodies and maintain the two beautiful worlds, ‘thank you’ and ‘am sorry’. These two words are the ones that run the home and promote peace and unity in marriage. Therefore how we communicate to one another matters so much. The chairman and the community were so happy for these lessons they kept asking questions, but because of time we told them that we shall respond to all the questions in our next visit. 
Next Visit
2021-04-12 - Purpose: To teach about parenting.
Program Success
Program Critical Needs
Program Ownership
The community actively answered questions and women brought their husbands to attend the community empowerment lessons
Other Program Observations
The hand washing programs are doing well
Program Expected Of Village
The village needs to come in big numbers, keep time and put on masks.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
The staff needs to prepare lessons

Report Photos

18063 Ida taking the Bukudhumira community through a recap of harmony and unity in marriage.
18102 Diana teaching the community Harmony and unity in marriage( communication and conflict resolution).
18108 Bukudhumira couple demonstrating, how husband and wife should handle themselves in the marriage