This project continues to make a big difference in the lives of the girls that are gettingthe support and this has eased their access to education that has in turn built their self-esteem through their continuous counselling from Platform for Labour Action.
14 monitoring visits were made in this quarter both in school and the different homes that beneficiaries leave in. 20 girls were reached during the school visits well as 7 girls were reached during the home visits made. During the school visits the beneficiaries were encouraged to perform better and read hard for their end of year/promotional examinations.
HOLIDAY EVENT/PLAY DAY
This quarter an opportunity was provided for the beneficiaries to share games and play with fellow beneficiaries, find solutions to their problems as well as share experiences and interact. Other issues suchas their end of year performance are discussed and their expectations as wellas future aspirations are laid out and expressed for guidance. Among otherthings the beneficiaries were able to receive clothes, Sanitary pads, deodorants and shoes.
During the school and home monitoring visits the beneficiaries are talked and alsocounselled. During the visits, the beneficiaries are able to share personal issues. While in school thebeneficiariesare supported on how to perform better and also guided, the school teachershave been involved in the discussion to work together with PLA staff to ensurethe improvement of the beneficiaries in both school and class work.
CASE STORY OF ACAN ZAITUNZaitun is one of PLA beneficiaries who has benefited from the project since last year 2012, she sat her primary leaving examinations but due to continuous illness as a result of her HIV/AIDS status, she was unable to perform to her expectation. At the beginning of this year, Zaitun again fell sick being unable to continue with school and up to date, she is still recovering. She shared her dreams and future plans with the desire to continue with her studies and hopes to repeat primary seven so that she is able to perform better in her primary leaving examinations next year in 2014.
CAREER GUIDANCE IN SCHOOLS AND PLA BENEFICARIES
During the quarter we were able to reach 2 schools of Adyel primary school and Sir SamuelJoe Nursery and primary schools with different messages, the pupils and our beneficiaries of the mentioned school were reached also other topics on children’s rights, how to choose a career and the need to work hard to attain ones dream. Continuous career guidance was rendered to the beneficiaries during the holidays.
PRIMARY LEAVING PUPILS
8 girls this year sat their primary leaving examinations. PLA program Assistant was able to attend 2 different dedication prayers in the schools of Lira Police primary school and Lira primary school on behalf of the beneficiaries parents, the dedications prayers were encourage the beneficiaries and strengthen them duringtheir examinations.
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