Village Volunteers Maegan and Ngobitak are in Atokor delivering a Basic Health Education June – July 2014

We will report at the end of the programme the conclusions and how we continue to deliver this programme so all students at the Basic school can benefit A 9-week program will be implemented into the basic school curriculum with the goals of injury prevention and health promotion. The 9-week program will be 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes in length depending on the age group and will be taught once a week to each group. The first 30-45 minutes of class will be learning based with lessons being taught to the students and demonstrations done as appropriate. The last 15-30 minutes of the class will be used for assessments, during which time the students will take a short quiz to assess how well they learned the material presented and they will take a pre-survey to see what they know about the following week’s topic, so that alterations in the curriculum can be made as appropriate. This pre and post assessment model will allow for the students’ knowledge to be measured and to see if the program is effective in increasing their knowledge. The educational units for the program are:

  • Basic hygiene
  • Self-care for females
  • Hand-washing
  • Oral health
  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Dehydration
  • Malaria prevention
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Sexual Health & Prevention of teen pregnancy
  • About your body/intro to changes
  • Safe Water
  • Bullying
  • Safety & First Aid

By the end of the course the following objectives will be met by the student:

  • Discuss the importance of proper hygiene
  • How to obtain good hygiene
  • Demonstrate the proper technique for washing hands
  • Discuss how long hands should be washed for and on what occasions
  • Identify the basic food groups
  • Identify which food belongs to what food group
  • Demonstrate how to brush and floss their teeth
  • Explain why tooth brushing is important
  • Explain why physical activity is important
  • Identify how much physical activity is needed in a week
  • Explain the causes and signs of dehydration
  • Discuss water intake and its importance
  • Explain what malaria is
  • Explain how to decrease their risk of contracting malaria
  • Discuss what the symptoms of malaria are and when additional medical care is needed
  • Explain what hypertension is and its causes
  • Discuss how to prevent hypertension
  • Explain what diabetes is and its causes
  • Discuss how to prevent diabetes
  • Explain what a STI is and what causes them
  • Identify 2 ways to protect yourself against STIs
  • Discuss ways to prevent teenage pregnancy
  • List 3 consequences of teenage pregnancy
  • Explain what your body parts are called
  • Explain what changes you may soon start to experience
  • List people to whom you can talk about these changes with
  • List 2 sources of safe drinking water
  • Describe how you know water is safe to drink and/or swim/play in
  • Explain what to do if you see someone drowning/ how to prevent drowning
  • Describe what bullying is
  • Explain what to do if you see someone being bullied
  • Explain why bullying is not okay
  • Explain what to do if you catch on fire
  • Identify 3 ways that they can decrease their risk of injury & illness
  • Discuss how to properly clean a minor cut
  • Demonstrate what to do if someone is choking

 
Schedule:
 
Week 1 (Week of June 2nd)

Group 1: Below 6 year old- Basic Hygiene & Hand-washing

Group 2: 6-9 year olds- Basic Hygiene & Hand-washing

Group 3: 10-11 year olds- Basic Hygiene & Hand-washing

Group 4: Above 12 year olds- Basic Hygiene & Feminine Care

Week 2 (Week of June 9th)

Group 1: Below 6 year old- Oral Health

Group 2: 6-9 year olds- Oral Health

Group 3: 10-11 year olds- Oral Health

Group 4: Above 12 year olds- Oral Health

Week 3 (Week of June 16th)

Group 1: Below 6 year old- Nutrition

Group 2: 6-9 year olds- Nutrition

Group 3: 10-11 year olds- Nutrition

Group 4: Above 12 year olds- Nutrition

Week 4 (Week of June 23rd)

Group 1: Below 6 year old- Physical Activity

Group 2: 6-9 year olds- Physical Activity

Group 3: 10-11 year olds- Physical Activity

Group 4: Above 12 year olds- Physical Activity & Dehydration

Week 5 (Week of June 30th)

Group 1: Below 6 year old- Maleria Prevention

Group 2: 6-9 year olds- Maleria Prevention

Group 3: 10-11 year olds- Maleria Prevention

Group 4: Above 12 year olds- Maleria Prevention

Week 6 (Week of July 7th)

Group 1: Below 6 year old- Safe Water

Group 2: 6-9 year olds- Safe Water

Group 3: 10-11 year olds- Safe Water

Group 4: Above 12 year olds- Hypertension & Diabetes

Week 7 (Week of July 14th)

Group 1: Below 6 year old- Bullying

Group 2: 6-9 year olds- Bullying

Group 3: 10-11 year olds- Bullying

Group 4: Above 12 year olds- Sexual Health & STI’s

Week 8 (Week of July 21st)

Group 1: Below 6 year old- Safety & First Aid

Group 2: 6-9 year olds- Safety & First Aid

Group 3: 10-11 year olds- About your body

Group 4: Above 12 year olds- Sexual Health & Preventing Teenage Pregnancy

Week 9 (Week of July 28th)

Group 1: Below 6 year old- Safety & First Aid

Group 2: 6-9 year olds- Safety & First Aid

Group 3: 10-11 year olds- Safety & First Aid

Group 4: Above 12 year olds- Safety & First Aid

Supply List:

Soap- for hand-washing unit

Pads & Tampons- to show girls for feminine care unit

Toothbrushes & toothpaste for oral health unit

Healthy snack- Possibly for nutrition unit

Mosquito Net- Do we have one we can take to show them for the malaria unit?

Blood Pressure cuff & stethoscope- for hypertension and diabetes unit

Condoms and demo wooden penis from clinic- for sexual health unit

Birth control methods- borrow from clinic for sexual health unit

Bandaids and towels for First Aid unit