Adolescent Health Awareness Programme K. Atoll Thulusdhoo and Dhiffushi 2010

 NARRATIVE REPORT

 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 Adolescent’s in giving information about SRH, these awareness sessions always include other health and social issues from areas of Thalassaemia and Lifestyle, Life skills and other youth relevant topics.

1.     Activity Details

                               I.            Initiation and Preparation

To reach with the above mentioned issues to at least two schools in K. Atoll was in APB 2010. Hence, this initiation was up by the program department to implement this activity. Four islands in Kaafu Atoll were called and K. Dhiffushi and K. Thulusdhoo expressed interest and were eager to provide this opportunity for their students. Hence, all preparation went according to plan.

                             II.            Logistics:

                                                              i.      FOOD AND ACCOMODATION

The accommodation and food arrangements in both islands were commendable. Both islands received SHE team on the jetty. The arrangements in schools were also very satisfactory. Food was ready on time according to schedule.  All the team members were satisfied with accommodation as well. All the team members stayed together in one house unlike on the trips in Lh. Naifaru and N. Landhoo earlier this year. This proved to be more effective and efficient in dealing with issues of delays among the team members.

                                                            ii.      Travelling

The travelling took place according to schedule, except for the time we left Male’ where there was a 15 minutes delay while waiting for two members. However, we arrived in Thulusdhoo 20 minutes earlier than we expected. The launch was hired from Sirius. The launch was on time, had very friendly crew and provided water as well. The travelling was uneventful as the seas were not rough.

                          III.            Sessions and Thalassaemia Screening

Since this was an Adolescent’s Health Awareness Program, SHE team first decided to conduct sessions only for grade 6,7,8,9 students. However, K. Dhiffushi requested we conduct sessions for the parents as well as to provide an opportunity for Thalassaemia screening. Hence, SHE decided to conduct parents session and thalassaemia screening in both islands.

The first day was spent in K. Thulusdhoo and the second day was in K. Dhiffushi. In K. Thulusdhoo the following numbers were reached.

  • 35 students from grade 6,7
  • 26 students from grade 8,9
  • 23 Parents

In K. Dhiffushi the following numbers were reached.

  • 36 students from grade 6,7
  • 28 students from grade 8,9
  • 24 Parents

All the above numbers were divided into various groups. Sessions taken includes:

  • Thalassaemia Session for grades 6,7,8,9
  • SRH Session for grades 6, 7, 8 and 9
  • Nutrition session for grades 6, 7, 8 and 9
  • Life skills session for grades 6,7,8,9
  • Parents:
    • Thalassaemia
    • SRH
    • Parenting

To make the above sessions interesting, all the facilitators conducted games such as candy games, card games, role plays…etc.

From both the islands, 18 people tested for thalassaemia screening and one tested for DNA analysis.

Leaflets, flyers and Booklets were distributed in both islands to both students and parents.

                          IV.            Team

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

                             V.            Participation

The participation of students were less then expected. However, from those 125 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.

Also the parents sessions were very interactive and interesting for them. All of them were very involved and SHE team felt the need to have such sessions for parents more often.

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

No Detail Allocated Budget in APB 2010 (MRF) Estimated Budget (MRF) Actual (MRF) Variance (MRF) Reasons for Variance
   

SHE

IPPF (100%)

Other

 

1

 Allocated resource personal

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

 No expense estimated to incur as all resource personal are staff and members.

2

 Transportation

00.00

9510.00

00.00

9,180.00

00.00

330.00

  • Taxi and ferry allowance for 6 resource personals = MRF 600/-
  • Launch Hire = MRF 8500 /-
  • Pickup charges (40 * 2) = MRF 80/-

3

Food

00.00

2840.00

00.00

1,912.00

00.00

00.00

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea (2 days) for 9 ppl = MRF 1823/-
  • Coffee/ Refreshments = 89.00/-

4

 Stationary and Items needed for sessions

00.00

5000.00

00.00

530.00

00.00

4,470.00

Stationery and items needed were far less than what was expected

5

Accommodation

2000.00

1,400.00

 Accommodation for 9 people (2 days) = MRF 1400/-

6

Printing of resource materials

00.00

17500.00

00.00

17,874.00

00.00

340.00

  • Printing of carrier risk posters and flyers = MRF 2034
  • Printing of 5 leaflets (2000 each) = MRF 15,840.00

7

 Miscellaneous

00.00

2000.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

 
  TOTALS

52800.00

38850.00

00.00

30,896.00

00.00

7,954.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

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