Sessions for scouts, 2011

NARRATIVE REPORT


 1.     Summary

As already mentioned in the APB of 2011, and in the objectives, the main aim of this session was to promote Sexual and Reproductive Health issues among men. Hence, it was decided that disseminating information among scouts was a good way to go forward with this. This activity was held at SHE building and organized with the help of Scout Association of Maldives.

2.     Activity Details

The need and objectives of this workshop style sessions were communicated with the Scout Association.  Since this was an opportunity to not to be missed, Thalassaemia and Counselling topics were also incorporated in the workshop schedule. Scout Association took the lead in finding Scouts to attend these sessions.

I.            Sessions and Participation

The sessions were divided into two parts because, even though this was mostly aimed at male Scouts, the Association informed us that they have girl Scouts whom they wish to send to these sessions. Hence, SHE decided to allocate morning half running into afternoon for boys, and the afternoon-evening half for girls. The total number reached were 46 boys and 22 girls.

The topics covered included:

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health including STIs and HIV/AIDS
  • Thalassaemia
  • Stress
  • Communication

The information was disseminated using presentations, and the sessions took place as a panel discussion where all the resource people were present to engage in the discussion and answer any questions from the Scouts. Each participant was given a pack of leaflets on the topics discussed, and hence 476 leaflets were disseminated. The sessions were conducted by two resource people from each unit: Maariya and Zila from Lab, Dr. Rameela and Dr. Mausooma from SRH unit and Leena and Thoma from Counselling department.

The sessions were very lively with many questions. The participants engaged actively in all the games and discussions.

 3.     Comments from Participants:

Boy Scouts

Out of the 46 male scouts, 26 of them believed that all the sessions were very useful. All of them found the presentations very interesting and all of them would like to join another similar discussion. Some of the comments boys include:

  • “Provide Refreshments”
  • “I would like to have time to eat”
  • “Introduce more topics and make this a continuous program”
  • “When you present information about the condom part, please try to convince them not to have sex”
  • “Condoms are not the solution, Islam is the solution”
  • “When talking about preventive measures of HIV, please try to convince not to have sex even with condoms”

Girl Scouts

Out of the 22 female scouts, 17 of them believed that all the sessions were very useful. All of them found the presentations very interesting and all of them would like to join another similar discussion. Some of the comments  include:

  • “This sessions was very interesting, I got many information about AIDS and all which is very much required”
  • “Include more activities. Very helpful and looking forward for more sessions”
  • “Organize more such awareness seminars”
  • “I like the new motto “Loabivanya madu kohllaaney””
  • “The information given was very useful. I think many will take your advice and stop sexual activities before marrying”

 4.     Recommendations/ Constraints

  • Unlike many such sessions, there time was not an issue this time, hence, all resource people suggested that time be as flexible as this whenever possible.
  • The Scout Association would like to continue this program after Ramadhan. Hence, to allocate time for them after Ramadhan and to have such sessions in Hall D to save money.
  • To be consistent with presentations and information even though two resource people take the sessions. For example, When talking about the use of Condoms as the preventive measures of HIV/AIDS, STDs and STIs, to include more age appropriate information about the importance of abstinence. This was not included in boys session and the comments were, “When you present information about the condom part, please try to convince them not to have sex”, “Condoms are not the solution, Islam is the solution”, “When talking about preventive measures of HIV, please try to convince not to have sex even with condoms”.  However with girls, where the importance of abstinence was stressed, the comments were , I like the new motto “Loabivanya madu kohllaaney”” , “The information given was very useful. I think many will take your advice and stop sexual activities before marrying”.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

No.

Detail

Allocated Budget in APB (MRF)

Estimated Budget (MRF)

Actual (MRF)

Variance (MRF)

Reason for Variance

SHE

IPPF

Other

1

Hall rent

3600.00

3600.00

2000.00

00.00

00.00

1600.00

For one day session, the hall rent was less than expected

2

Session Materials/ Items

1000.00

1000.00

360.00

00.00

00.00

640.00

Materials existing in SHE. Materials were needed only for candy game

3

Banner Printing

700.00

700.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

700.00

No banner was printed

4

Refreshments

1400.00

1400.00

75.00

00.00

00.00

1325.00

Since each batch was in session for 3 hours, no refreshments were given, instead an allowance was given for staff who participated.

TOTAL

6700.00

6700.00

2435.00

00.00

00.00

4265.00

 

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