Adolescent’s Health Awareness Program at Ghaazee School 2010

NARRATIVE REPORT

This was conducted through a joint coordination between SHE and Ghaazee School of Hulhumale’ on the 19th of July 2010.

Catering to the IPPF’s A – Adolescent’s, SHE has been conducting Adolescent’s Health Awareness Program for a long time. Though this program caters to the IPPF Adoloscent’s in giving information about SRH, these awareness sessions always include other health and social issues from areas of Thalassaemia and Lifestyle, Lifeskills and other youth relevant topics. A total of 66 students were reached through this activity.

1.     Activity Details

                               I.            Initiation and Preparation

This session was initiated by Ghaazee School on the 14 of July through a formal letter. This gave SHE team three working days to prepare for the sessions.

The sessions were only for girls of grade 8 and 9, as the school believed it would be best to cater for girls and boys separately. It was decided to hold the boys session after Ramadhan.

The preparation included selecting games to conduct, brainstorming about sessions, confirming resource personals  among staff, members and volunteers.

                             II.            Sessions

Since Ghaazee school requested specifically for SRH, Thalassaemia and Nutrition sessions, the sessions were conducted in the following manner.

The three hours were divided into three sessions:

  • SRH session
    • Covered topics on puberty, HIV/AIDS, breast examination, and played high risk game and candy game.
  • Thalassaemia and Nutrition session: covered all the basic nutrition and thalassaemia information
  • Drugs and Smoking sessions

The 66 students who participated were divided into three groups and the facilitators rotated within the groups each hour. At the end of each session, the participants filled evaluation forms and all of them were given a CD (HIV/AIDS CD from global fund). Kulunu leaflet sets and booklet sets were given to the school counselor.

                          III.            Team

The team consisted of one staff from program section, two staff from SRH department, one staff from laboratory and one staff from counseling. Also a member of SHE joined the team.

                          IV.            Participation

The participation of students were less then expected. However, from those 66 students who participated, the reviews and comments were very positive. In all groups, they were all eager to gain all the information and the sessions were very lively with endless discussions, questions and games. From the evaluation forms, it could be seen that,

  • ALL of them would want to join the sessions if they get a chance again
  • Most of them felt the sessions were very useful and interesting
  • Many of them suggested they would like continuous sessions/more sessions like these.

2.     Constraints

While everything went smoothly in the sessions, there were some constraints, which could have been avoided:

  • The sessions were arranged within two working days. This was not enough time to really arrange for the sessions
  • Due to this rushed arrangements, informing staff involved was delayed which caused issues to rise.
  • Also, the project coordinator was not sure whether it was her job to get everything ready for the games and activities used in the sessions, and this nearly made it impossible to finish the preparation in time.

3.     Recommendations/ Feedback

Looking on the above constraints, some recommendations to avoid such issues include:

  • Emailing the department heads involved with details as soon as the activity is confirmed.
  • Ensuring that the project coordinator have at least five working days prior to the sessions
  • Ensuring that all materials needed are communicated to program department before hand.

FINANCIAL REPORT

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Allocated Budget in APB 2010 (MRF)

Estimated Budget (MRF)

Actual (MRF)

Variance (MRF)

Reasons for Variance

  SHE IPPF Other

1

 Allocated resource personal

4500.00

200.00

62.50

62.50

75.00

 Instead of 8, there were 6 team members

1.1

 Transportation

400.00

180.00

62.50

62.50

55.00

 Instead of 8, there were 6 members

1.2

 Refreshments

300.00

200.00

55.50

55.50

189.00

 Instead of 8, there were 6 members

2

 Stationary

300.00

200.00

00.00

100.00

100.00

 Already existing in SHE, some of the materials were re-printed for the sessions

 3

 Miscellaneous

1000.00

220.00

111.50

111.50

3.00

 Items for activities were needed more than expected

4

 Resource materials

500.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

 Already existing in SHE
  TOTALS

7000.00

1000.00

292.00

392.00

316.00

 

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