School Health Programme for Students of Hiriya School, April 2012

NARRATIVE REPORT

1.     Summary

This activity was held in Society for Health Education on 16th April 2012. A total of 16 students participated in the sessions. All the students who participated were girls. The topics covered in the sessions were on Thalassaemia Awareness by Thalassaemia and Diagnostic Services Department, Puberty by Sexual and Reproductive Health Department and Mental Well-being by Counseling and Psychosocial Services Department. The facilitators of the sessions were staff of SHE. Information was provided to the students via group discussions, PowerPoint presentations and informative games.

 2.     Activity Details

I.            Sessions

Sessions and Participation

The sessions were divided into three segments; Thalassaemia Awareness, Puberty and Mental Well-being; with each session lasting for 40 minutes. A mixture of students of Hiriya School from grade 8, 9 and 10 participated.

Session on Thalassaemia Awareness

The session on Thalassaemia awareness was carried out by Mariya Saeed from Thalassaemia and Diagnostic Services Department. In these sessions, students were given information on what Thalassaemia was and how it can be inherited. They were also given information on symptoms of a Thalassaemia major patient, such as fatigue, jaundice and listlessness. Some common types of Thalassaemia and the prevalence rates of Thalassaemia in Maldives were also discussed. The students were also given information on the treatment methods of Thalassaemia such as blood transfusion or Bone Marrow Transplant. This included the use of Desferal injection and other types of iron reduction therapies like Asunra; which is orally taken.

When the students were given a chance to ask the facilitators any questions they had, students asked which matches were likely to create Thalassaemia major or carrier children. The facilitator showed the children a chart which shows this particular information.

Session on Puberty

The sessions on Puberty issues were carried out by Mariyam Huda from the Sexual and Reproductive Health Services of SHE. In this session, the students were first given information on what puberty is and during which age puberty strikes. They were told how girls mature faster than boys, and how puberty affects them physically as well as psychologically. The session was carried out in discussion fashion, with students contributing their own experiences during puberty. The students shared that during puberty, the reasons for less physical activities are discomfort experienced during menstruation and self consciousness of their rapid physical development. Here, the facilitator highlighted on the importance of physical activities during that phase of life.

In the session, information was also given on the psychological development during puberty, and how to deal with the difficulties faced.

Session on Mental Well-being

The sessions on Mental Well-being were carried out by Thoma Abdul Samad, Iyasha Leena and Shiyama Anwar from Counseling and Psychosocial Services Department. This session was concentrated on Envisioning the Future and Goal Setting.

Through “cluster game” the students were guided to identify and state what they would like to be doing in the future.

Fork road was shown and explained to the students. In small groups they identified the characteristics and tasks they will have to perform and also their environment, physical attributes and relationships when they have achieved this dream.

The steps that are to be taken in order to achieve a goal were explained and the “five friends” of goal setting was given to them.

II.            Participation

  • A total of 16 students from grade 8, 9 and 10 of Hiriyaa School participated.
  • Students were very interactive and asked questions.

3.     Constraints

  • Time was very limited, so students were not able to get into the topics well before going on to another topic.

4.     Recommendations/ Feedback

  • Increase time of sessions.

 5.     Annexes

I.            Team List

  Name Department
Project Coordinator Fathimath Minha Programme
Project Assistant Aishath Nuzha Programme
Facilitator Mariyam Huda SRH
Team Member Azlifa Abdul Rasheed SRH
Team Member Nashida Sobry SRH
Facilitator Shiyama Anwar Counseling and Psychosocial Services
Facilitator Iyasha Leena Counseling and Psychosocial Services
Facilitator Thoma Abdul Samad Counseling and Psychosocial Services
Facilitator Maria Saeed Thalassaemia and Diagnostic Services

 

 FINANCIAL REPORT

No.

Detail

Allocated Budget in APB (MRF)

Estimated Budget (MRF)

Actual (MRF)

Variance (MRF)

Reason for Variance

 

SHE

IPPF

Other

1 Transportation

2000.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

 

2 Tea

1500.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

 

3 Dinner

2000.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

 

  TOTAL

5500.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

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