Life Skills Education and Counseling - Kagulu - new_school

Visit by Manuela Ongyera on 2021-05-17

Report ID
Created by
Manuela Ongyera
Created date
2021-05-18 13:27:07 UTC
Modified by
Manuela Ongyera
Modified date
2021-05-20 07:11:33 UTC
Trip Time
10:12-17:12 (7 h 0 m)
Village Time
12:22-15:00 (2 h 38 m)
Travel Time
4 h 22 m

Life Skills Education and Counseling non-teaching lesson

Life Skills Education and Counseling 
Visit Purpose
family outreach 
Total Attendance
Introduction Manuela went to Kagulu village to teach about the causes and the consequences of early pregnancy and marriage among the youth, this lesson is aimed at educating community members that early sex practice are bad, parents should talk to their about the dangers of early pregnancy and marriage while still young. Overview Manuela reached the village and found members seated and waiting for them, she greeted them and asked for the rest of the members, they said that they will come soon, after some minutes, they came, Manuela asked them about what they learnt previously, some of the members tried to share their ideas about what they learnt. After that Manuela introduced a lesson and she asked them that do they have problems of early pregnancy and marriage they all responded loudly yes, then she asked what causes that? As they wanted to say something about that, Manuela decided the group in two and told them one group will discuss about causes and dangers of early pregnancy and the other group will discuss about causes and dangers of early marriage, during the discussion Manuela was monitoring the group members and seeing how they are answering their questions. After the discussion, each group had representatives who are going to present all what they discussed in their different groups, Group A talked about causes and effects of early pregnancy, during their decisions they sighted answers like bad peer groups, lack of scholastic material and basic needs, admiring things which they can’t afford and others then the effects they said this young girl will drop out of school, maybe even being chased from home by their parents, she will lack necessities for her child, this young mother can become infected of diseases like STDs and others. Then Group B discussed on the causes and effects of early marriage, during their discussions , they said there are so many challenges that leads to early marriages for example, domestic violence, bad peer groups, being forced by parents, then they also looked at the consequences, of early marriages for example that since those couple are young they may fail to take good care of of that child, they will suffer, because they don’t have jobs, dropping out of school, poor feeding that may result in to kwashiorkor and others. Finally, Manuela came in gave an overview about the discussion, she was adding on some points to build on what was discussed. 
Next Visit
2021-05-24 - Purpose: On that day, Manuela will teach about the importance of abstinence.
Program Success
Program Critical Needs
Manuela needs to encourage men to come in large numbers
Program Ownership
Group discussion
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
They will be working on their home work
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Manuela will be reading and preparing notes for the next visit.

Report Photos

19413 Manuela was teaching the participants about some of the causes and dangers of early pregnancy and marriage.
19416 Manuela monitoring the two different groups during discussion.
19419 That man was explaining to the fellow participants how her loving daughters got pregnant while in primary sex and now she is suffering with two children and the man is not helping her, how he wished life skills was there during those days her daughter would listen to what Manuela is teaching about the dangers and effects of early pregnancy and marriage.