HIV Awareness, Sex Education and Personal Hygiene in Uganda
The education team at the Project TEN - BRIT Center in Namulanda worked with the local kids, teens and young mothers from various communities, equipping them with the tools for better hygiene and disease prevention. Washing hands was never so fun...
The Project TEN - BRIT Namulanda Center Education Team organized several special winter activities implicating informal education programs in different establishments:
• ‘Bright kids’ Orphanage - we split into three groups divided by age, and started working with them on the relevant values and subjects. The young kids, 4-10 years old, experienced many activities regarding team work and cooperation. We also worked with them on their cognitive abilities. The 10-14 year old group was focusing on imagination, creativity, self-empowerment and confidence, mainly through arts and theatre. Our oldest group, 15-18 years old, went through a process of team work, he individual in the group and self-development. All of the teams above accepted us quickly and we got to be part of the big family, creating together a great environment to develop themselves as a group and as individuals. It was amazing to see how mature and responsible the kids are from a young age.
• TASO (The Aids Support Organizations) - we started working with a group of HIV positive teenagers, in order to develop them into initiating and confident young people, and give them tools to fulfill their potential in a wider aspect.
• PCCP - an informal school in a slum of Kampala, offering education to the kids living in this area. We started a winter program with the kids and teenagers, in order to educate them in the fields of communication and personal development. Both TASO and PCCP are part of a wider plan to establish a group of teenagers with leadership skills. Those experiences will help us for the establishment of a youth movement that can be self-sustained and help their own communities from within.
• Nazareth School - we started working with a group of 50 children in the ages of 6-10 in order to practice their English and develop their cognitive abilities through active lessons and manual activities.