Diana and Ida went to Nawandyo A. Diana and Ida did house to house inspection. The women and men were surprised to see us, they kept laughing through out. They were tense a bit, but later calmed. We told them we went in peace , we just wanted to see whether they put into practice what is being taught to them. We got when most of them were putting what is taught to them into practice. The compound was clean, their beds were well laid. They were in the process of preparing their lunch. Diana and Ida encouraged them to keep doing the same as we told them to come for the lessons.
The community ambassadors gathered at the chairman’s place, this time we sat under the Mvule tree that was planted by Henry. It was a beautiful moment having lessons under this tree.
Diana started with a recap of the previous lesson. Ndalike said, he remembers that parents need to escort their children to school, make sure children don’t go on an empty stomach to school, encouraging their children to love school. Diana thanked him for his good answer. She introduced the lesson of early marriage and bride price. She described bride price as the payment that a prospective groom and his family makes to a prospective bride and her family. It is the sum of money or quantity of goods given to a prospective bride and her family. Diana also defined early marriage, which is a time when a girl or boy gets married before the age of 18 years. The community responded that it is common, most of their daughters get married when they are under age.
Ida taught them the causes of early marriage, which are ; poverty which makes families sell their children into marriage, either to settle debts or to make some money to escape poverty, most parents want their children to marry when they are still virgins, inadequate laws, social pressure from peers, fear of the child remaining unmarried makes parents marry off their children at an early age. Ida also added bad cultural practices like “visiting the bush” in some cultures has also encouraged early marriages in children. Ida elaborated on these points and told them that the consequences of early marriage, advantages and disadvantages of bride price will be handled into the next visit.
The chairman thanked Kibo staff for the beautiful lessons taught to them.
2021-05-05 - Purpose: To continue with the lesson of early marriages and bride price
Yes. The village is very active in all Kibo programs
Program Critical Needs
The community keeps their bedrooms clean, husbands and wives practice harmony and unity in marriage
Other Program Observations
The stoves and Muvule programs are doing well
Program Expected Of Village
The village needs to keep time, put on masks and come in big numbers
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
The staff needs to prepare lessons
Diana conducting a lesson of early marriage and bride under the Muvule tree that Henry planted in Nawandyo A
Ida in Nawandyo A teaching about early marriages and bride price