Life Skills Education and Counseling - Naibowa - new_school

Visit by lorna katagara on 2021-05-03

Report ID
Created by
Manuela Ongyera
Created date
2021-05-06 11:07:15 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2021-05-20 11:39:30 UTC
Trip Time
10:15-17:30 (7 h 15 m)
Village Time
12:30-15:30 (3 h 0 m)
Travel Time
4 h 15 m

Life Skills Education and Counseling community lesson

Lesson Taught
Facts and Myths about HIV/AIDS,The Immune System 
Girls Attended
Boys Attended
Total Student Attendance
Teachers Attended
Fathers Attended
Mothers Attended
Total Parent Attendance
Staff Attendees
Lorna Katagara 
Government Attendees
School Staff Attendees
Life Skills Teacher 
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Learning Objectives
By the end of the lesson, the community knows what the immune system is composed of . By the end of the lesson , the community members know how to protect their immune system. By the end of the lesson, the community knows how to protect the immune system against Opportunistic infections/ AIDS
Introduction Lorna went to Naibowa to teach about the immune system. The immune system is our bodies way of fighting diseases. When our immune system is strong , it does not give room to other opportunistic infections or diseases , infections to make the body sick . In this lesson therefore we look at how the immune system works and what it comprises. Overview When Lorna arrived the village it was pouring and previously we agreed as we left the meeting that if it rains, we should go to the church building. At the church building Lorna waited a while before she was joined by the community members whose turn up was not so good due to rain and because it’s a planting season. Nevertheless after waiting for sometime the community members showed up and we begun the meeting. The meeting was opened with an opening prayer from Lubale who acted as the chairperson and he also went ahead and invited the community members that were present in the previous lesson, to remind her of what she taught. In the previous lesson, we had a few people like 3 women who wrote down what we were teaching however, out of those only 1 came with the book and she was able to present what was taught along with other 2 community members. The review was on history of HIV. After the review , Lorna was invited to teach. Lorna greeted the community members and thereafter introduced the topic of the day - Immune system. Lorna asked whether anyone would explain what it meant and one person mentioned that it’s the bodies way of fighting diseases. Lorna asked that the rest of the community members clap for him. She went on and mentioned that any thing that’s of value to you, you take care of it and that includes our immune system or bodies by protecting ourselves from diseases. She asked the community members how is it that we can build our immune system. They mentioned that when Covid came , there was information on how to protect against it and what it required that the immune system was strong. They mentioned eating a balanced diet, carrying out some exercises,among others. Lorna agreed to those ways and then mentioned that our immune system is composed of white and red blood cells together with their functions. Lorna distributed copies of the immune system and asked anyone to explain what they think the illustrations are. They mentioned they see heads like they are eating something, keys, small stars and only one mentioned that the illustrations are the immune system. Lorna mentioned that they were all correct according to the illustrations. She went ahead and explained deeper about the different white blood cells shown in the illustrations and how each cell has a different role to play in the body and that is why sometimes our bodies get sick but when the immunity is strong it is able to fight off some infections on its on . Lorna then explained how HIV attacks the immune system and what happens when the body no longer has a defense other diseases attack the body leading to death. Conclusion We concluded by acting out how the immune system works by fighting first slight infections and then what happens when HIV attacks the body. Lorna asked for 11 volunteers whereby; one was the body, 4 the white blood cells(these were supposed to stay very close to the body to defend against the , other 5 who acted as diseases like (TB, pressure, diarrhorea, malaria, cold) . It was a fun activity. We saw how when the immune system is weakened and has no defense giving room to other infections, and when HIV attacks the captain cell which is the CD4 cell, other diseases can reach the body easily hence killing it. At the end Lorna asked what killed the body and majority said the diseases . Lorna agreed and said the person doesn’t die of AIDS but of Diseases and urged that a person living with HIV needs to treat every sickness as it comes and not delay because it can lead to death. 
Next Visit
2021-05-10 - Purpose: Continue with HIV AIDS Awareness topic.
Program Success
Program Critical Needs
HIV /AIDS Awareness Skills
Program Ownership
Good interaction and participants
Other Program Observations
Since it rained , Didn’t get a chance to look at other facilities.
Program Expected Of Village
Mobilize themselves in bigger numbers
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Call village prior, prepare lesson to teach

Report Photos

19110 Lubale acted as the chairman of the day. In this picture he was reminding the group of the previous lesson
19116 Another volunteer contributing to the topic of the day.