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Using XO Technology Awareness on HIV/AIDS among children ages 4 – 16

Introduction

Address:

Hands for Charity Off Thika Road Along Kasarani Mwiki Road at Seasons Stage

Erick Masabule c/o Theresa Okello (254) -734-771-385

Project Members

Fred Juma Wakasiaka (Team Leader)

Email: fredwakks@yahoo.com
Education:
Masters in Education (Guidance and Counseling)
Profession:
Teacher Secondary School
Project Coordinator :Clarion Center for Law and Research International:
Examiner with Kenya National Examination Council
HOD (Guidance and Counseling) Ganjala Sec. School


Grace Nyanchama Profession

Teacher Primary School
KCSE Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education


Erisa Martin Tusuubira

Student: Bachelor of Education (ARTS) Year II University of Nairobi


Moses Lemashon

Student : CLPA Part II.

Orek Omondi Profession: Orek is a versatile Drama/Theater Practitioner,storyteller,educator and the current President of Safari Productions a multi-disciplinary performance organization working with disadvantaged communities within Nairobi and all over Kenya.


Number of Laptops: 10 Loan Length: 4 months (9) 6 months (1)

Objectives

-Main objectives-

1.To help child get basic computer skills using xo laptop
2.Pupils/ Learners to use xo activities to get awareness of HIV/AIDS.
3.To equip the teacher with necessary xo skills to help the learner in HIV/AIDSawareness.
4.To use xo laptop to deliver life skills that will lead to Aids free life
5.Identify appropriate sources o information on HIv/ Aids related issues.
6.Make decisions about personal and social behaviour that reduce risk of HIV and STD infection using the XO technology.
7.Show compassion towards and concern for those infected and affected by v
8.Communicate effectively with peers and others, issues and concerns related to HIV/AIDS and STDs using the XO chat
9.To be actively involved in school and out activities aimed at prevention and central of HIV and STD’s infections

Plan of Action

HOC Team Member at Work
1. Develop a curriculum and program that can be implemented using the features of the XO and by collecting browse able current material relevant to HIV/AIDS.
Schools in Kenya have recently introduced lessons in life skills, specifically for HIV/AIDS. The predicament is that there is a big shortage of teachers to utilize this time maximumly especially in the rural areas where our project will based. The schools are willing and welcoming to external support.
2. Schools and groups in the rural areas will be given the first priority. We will start with Bungoma and Busia Districts. A similar programmme will be extended to the neighbouring schools, civic, fFaith-based groups and NGOs according to available time.


3. The team has studied the objectives of the school curriculum and designed lessons for learners based on the objectives of the curriculum of HIV/AIDS.
4. We will visit people living with AIDS,orphans,widows to take pictures,videos and tape the stories on XO that will be watched and listened to during lessons.The nearby health centres and hospitals with AIDS patients will be appropriate for us to get information to be stored on XO for our lessons.
5. The objective is to concretise the information on HIV/AIDS by use of videos, pictures, diagrams some drawn by the learners themselves on the XO laptops..It is noted that most of the information delivered to students in schools is abstract and teacher- centered. XO technology will provide an interactive,concrete and learner-centered approach that is motivating to the learners.
6. The leader and participants will also organize for training of teachers in various schools on the use of XO laptops in order for them to support in teaching using XO technology.Some weekends can used for this training.
7. Actualization of the program using an XO allows users to express their feelings in a safe place, where they have tools to write and create and communicate with their peers.


School Curriculum

  • First few lessons of implementation in schools and centres will be used to train and aid the learners on how to use and handle XO laptops.
  • They shall also be required to draw diagrams and paint using XO on materials related to AIDS.
  • Discussion and chatting using XO-Learners will take some time to exchange ideas at some distance on topics provided by specialists using interlink on XO.
  • Materials from wiki.The group will download information from wiki on internet on various topics as adviced by specialists in various organizations,stored on XO and then learners will use it in different sessions as guided by the participants in our group.
  • Faith-based group programmes-Youths,children and other groups’ programmes will be utilized to provide an interactive,concrete approach to HIV/AIDS education as opposed to abstract approaches provided by most groups.

Learning Activities

• Using the activity on the XO to write familiar information, question/ answer on HIV/AIDs.
• Taking and viewing video/ photographs
• Reacting to photographs/ videos.
• Recording and listening to stories.
• Drawing diagrams of organs/ Body parts, state of people living with AIDs.
• Charting with classmates using OX chart activities on issues of HIV/Aids.
• Use Wikipedia on the XO to find. Meanings and descriptions of words/parts and situations in Aids.
• Using games on the XO to socialize with friends/knowing about others.


Detailed Curriculum Plan

SCHEMES OF WORK STD 4

Introduction XO Laptop

- Watching and manipulating XO laptop.
- Comparison of XO and other computers - view and manipulating XOs
-Parts of an XO and their uses


Myself and others

- External parts of the body and their uses
- View pictures, video
- Drawing and labeling parts of the body on the XO


What do we know about othersneighbours /friends/family members

- Writing using XO

Learning About Aids

-Some communication diseases and their description
- Finding from wikipedia on XO
- Charting/ discussion on XO
- Pictures of infected persons

Description of AIDs/ meaning

- Wikipedia
- Writing on XO

Causes of AIDs (germs)

- Drawing , writing on XO
- Chatting/ Discussion on XO

How AIDs get into our bodies

- Drawing on XO
- Discussion/ chat activity

What HIV Aids can do to us.

- Effect on individual
- Effects on family community
- Listening to taped stories and videos on the XO.
- Chatting to react to topic.

SIGNS and symptoms of HIV/AIDS

-persist cough
-Recurrent diarrhea
-Rashes
-Loss of Weight
-Chronic fever


Watching video/listening to audio.

- Information from Wikipedia of XO.
- Drawing on XO
- Chatting /discussion on the XO.

What can we do for people living with HIV/AIDs

-How to help people living with AIDs
-Giving them prescribed medicine.
-Keeping them clean
-Sharing with them the word of God
-Giving them nutrious food
- write answers to questions to on XO
- Discussion –chatting activity.
- Drawing on XO
- Watching videos on XO
- Listening to recorded messages

Prevention of HIV/AIDs

-Learners to explain ways of prevention of HIV/AIDs
-chastity
-Self discipline
-Proper discipline
-Proper-decision making
-Self-assertiveness situations
-Avoidance of insecure situations
- Write activity: explanations
- Get meanings from Wikipedia
- Listening to short messages



STD IV-V

OBJECTIVES-The learner should be able to;

1.To help child get basic computer skills using xo laptop
2. Pupils/ Learners to use xo activities to get awareness of Hiv/aids.
3. To equip the teacher with necessary xo skills to help the learner in Hiv/Aids awareness.
4. To use xo laptop to deliver life skills that will lead to Aids free life
5. Identify appropriate sources o information on HIv/ Aids related issues.
6. Make decisions about personal and social behaviour that reduce risk of HIV and STD infection using the XO technology.
7. Show compassion towards and concern for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDs why use information from XO>
8. Communicate effectively with peers and others, issues and concerns related to HIV/ AIDS and STDs using the activities on XO.Laptps
9. To be actively involved in school and out of school activities aimed at prevention and central of HIV and STD’s infections.

General Learning/Teaching activities on the XO Laptops (3 weeks)

Oct 1st-Oct 21st
• Using the activity on the XO to write familiar information, question/ answer on HIV/AIDs.
• Taking and viewing video/ photographs
• Reacting to photographs/ videos.
• Recording and listening to stories.
• Drawing diagrams of organs/ Body parts, state of people living with AIDs.
• Charting with classmates using OX chart activities on issues of HIV/Aids.
• Use Wikipedia on the XO to find. Meanings and descriptions of words/parts and situations in Aids.
• Using games on the XO to socialize with friends/knowing about others.


Comparison of XO and other computers (Advantage of XO laptops)
View and manipulating XOs
Parts of an XO and their uses

Learning About AIDS

Myself and Others
External parts of the body and their uses
View pictures, video
Drawing and labeling on the XO
What do we know about others- neighbours /friends/family member -
Writing using XO (2 weeks)
Activities
Some communication diseases and their description
Finding from wikipedia on XO
Charting/ discussion on XO
Pictures of infected persons
Description of AIDs/ meaning
Wikipedia-meaning writing on XO
Causes of AIDs (germs)
Drawing , writing on XO
Chatting/ Discussion on XO
How AIDs get into our bodies
Drawing on XO
Discussion/ chat activity

What HIV Aids can do to us(3 weeks)

Oct 22-Nov 4th
Effect on individual
Effects on family community
Listening to taped stories and videos on the XO.
Chatting to react to topic. 1
SIGNS and symptoms of HIV/AIDS
-persist cough
-Recurrent diarrhea
-Rashes
-Loss of Weight
-Chronic fever
Watching video/listening to audio.
- Information from Wikipedia of XO.
- Drawing on XO
- Chating /discussion on the XO. 3

How to help people living with AIDs (2 weeks)

Nov 5th-Nov 16th
-Giving them prescribed medicine.
-Keeping them clean
-Sharing with them the word of God
-Giving them nutrious food
-Learners write answers to questions to on XO
-Discussion –chatting activity.
-Drawing on XO
-Watching videos on XO
-Listening to recorded messages on XO,br.
Prevention of HIV/AIDs
-Learners to explain ways of prevention of HIV/AIDs
-chastity
-Self discipline
-Proper discipline
-Proper-decision making
-Self-assertiveness situations
-Avoidance of insecure situations
Write activity writing explanations
-Get meanings from Wikipedia
-Listening to shot messages

Self awareness

Self awareness (myself)

-Learner to 1) explain what he/she feel about using XO. 2) List down things he/she like about himself on XO.
-Feelings of self
-What I like bout myself
-Chat with neighbourhood on the XO.
-Write and share with others.
-Drawing/ painting 2
Facts about Aids
a) State the meaning of HIV/and AIDS
b) State relationship between AIDs and HIV.
-Meaning of HIV and AIDs.
Relationship between HIV and AIDs.
-Finding meaning of words explanation from wikipedia men XO.
-Listening and drawing on XO on meaning.
-Watching on XO Watch video -Listening to msg. -writing down on XO and sharing with neighbourhood

Ways in which Aids get into our -The learner to write down ways in which HIV/Aids gets into our bodies -Through sex --Sharing of skin piercing/cutting instruments/items -Open wound and cuts -Watch pictures on XOs. Chatting on XO -Drawing some instruments. -view picture of instrument adoptapes 2 ('3weeksItalic text)Oct 22nd-Nov 4th'

Prevention and control of HIV/AIDS

a) State ways of parenting HIV infection.
b) Develop skills to enable them make decisions and act to prevent Hiv/ infection.
-chastity
-choosing good friends
-Avoiding unsafe situations/ places skills needed to make decisions and act to prevent infection
Creative thinking
-critical thinking
-Assertiveness
-communication
'Self discipline
-Listen to songs and messegers on the XO.
-Write and chat with neighbors :Effects of AIDs on Individual
-Frequent illness weakness
-Inability to work /play/feed/learn
-early deaths -Viewing pictures and videos on XO
-writing and drawing on XO

'STD 6 CURRICULUM FOR HIV/AIDS USING XO LAPTOP'

Nov 5th-nov 16th Italic text
Introduction of XO Laptop -
The learner o describe what computers are and there function.
-Describe of computer
-Few functions of computer
-Viewing and manipulating the XO and other Laptop
-viewing other types of comp on Xo Laptop
The learner to be able to differentiate the feature on the XO that are different from other laptops
Identification of the different features on XO
The learner to describe parts of the XO laptop and their uses.
-Activities on the XO Laptop. Functions of each activity
Viewing and manipulating the XO laptop.
-Using and application of the activities on XO laptops.


Myself and Others (3 weeks)

Oct 21st-Nov 4th'
The learner to should be abel to explain
a)the physical changes that take place in boys and girls during adolescence
b) how to develop wealth relationship between boys and girls.
c)Physical changes boys and girls during adolescent
d)Effects of the body changes

Health relationship between bys and girls.

Activity Drawing the structures of the changing parts on the body of boys and girls using XO drawing and painting.
-chatting on the changes (using chat activity)
-write on XO the various govt programs
-My feelings, behaviour body need for self a acceptance.
-story telling, watching pictures or videos on XO laptop

Learning Goals(2 weeks)

Nov 5th-Nov 16th
AIDS and sexually Transmitted Diseases By the end of the topic the learner should be able to:
a)Explain the meaning of HIV/AIDs and STDs
b)Identify common STDs
c)Explain the r/ship between on Aids and STDs -Definition and meaning of HIV, AIDs and STDs
-Common STDs (Gonorrhea ; Syphilis; Herpes simplex; Chlamydia; Chancroid;Hepatitis B
Relationship between AIDS and STDs
-Signs and symptoms -Discussion /chat on XO
-write on XO the characteristics
-View pictures/videos on the STDs or people suffering
-Drawing affected parts on XO
-Listen to stories on XO

'How AIDs spreads or get into our bodies

The learner states the different ways through which HIV? Spreads /gets into our bodies.
-Methods of transmission (Through sex; Open wounds and cuts;Sharing skin piercing(cutting instruments/ items; Blood transfusion;Mother to child.
Writing on the XO.
Chat on XO.
-View pictures
-Listening to stories XO. 3

Evaluation of HIV/AIDS Curriculum and Pilot at Bukokoholo School Kenya July 2010

Evaluators: Pamela Buhere and Patricia Ochieng

Link to the Blog with Photos www.tumblr.com/tumblelog/handsofcharityolpcprojects[1]

Evaluation Summary

The xo/sugar was proven to have accelerated learning especially among the secondary school learners who could access knowledge in various subject areas such as biology, physics and chemistry. The Primary school pupils were able to disseminate knowledge on Hiv/Aids as well as learn mathematics. The hands of charity team were able to generally improve the attitude and performance of the students toward various subjects namely, sciences , mathematics and Hiv/Aids. They were able to enrich their learning experience as well as accelerate learning in a rural setting.
Learning and Benefits to the Students
  1. The students were able to have a one to one contact with Hiv/Aids issues
  2. They were able to learn mathematics in a more practical way and this helped them to gain more interest and have a change of attitude hence better performance
  3. Some of the students had never known what a laptop looks like, this opportunity was given to them through the project
  4. The secondary school students were able to access information on the science subjects through the Wikipedia.
  5. Th photography and video activities gave the students the opportunity to develop a team spirit which is essential for the learning process.
  6. The write activity also gave them skills on how to generate and store knowledge for future use.
Despite the limitations the hands of charity team were able to create time out of the normal schedule to ensure that part of the scheduled curriculum was covered. The team was however able to communicate and ensure that the information was passed on.

Community Impact of HIV/AIDS

Effects of Aids on community
-The learner to explain the effects of Aids on the community
-Effects of AIDs on:
•Health
•Agriculture
•Population
•Education
•Industry and commerce
•Psycho-social effect
-Watching video and picture XO.
-write stories on XO
-Story telling listening to stories on Audio on XO.
Facts, Myths and misconceptions about AIDs /HIV
-By the end of the topic the learner should be able to explain the myths facts and misconceptions associated with AIDs.
Myths
-Transmission
-Cure
-Existence/what it is. (Discussion using chat )
-Listen to audio messages from XO.
-Write story on myths and misconceptions

Teachers Time Tables Nov - Dec'

Teachers/ Instructors’ teaching time/table
Class sessions-One teacher instructing as 3 others help the learners to operate the XOs.
3 class sessions per day for the three subjects.
8 teachers involved per week.
Teachers per subject.
HIV/AIDS AWARENESS
1.Fred Wakasiaka
2.Joel Sawa
3.Daniel M. Juma
MATHEMATICS
1.Mark Bill Koech.
2.Daniel M. Juma
3.Silvia Lukulu
READING AND WRITING SKILLS
1.Mary Omoto
2.Dorothy Sanda
3.Convine Mukidanyi
Teaching days: to Saturday on daily basis.
Classes for pilot program..STD 4,STD 5 and STD 6.
Bonded schools are in Bungoma West and Kericho Districts in Western Kenya.

Needs

1. High rate of HIV/AIDS among Kenyans
2. Slow pace of created HIV/AIDS awareness among the infected and affected population
3. High school drop out rate of learners due to loss of parents and guardians is a big social problem
4. Counter the many myths of beliefs in Kenya that aid the spread of HIV/AIDS
5. The XO machines are suitable because they are
a. simplified and tailored for children
b. uses less power and are therefore suitable for Kenya rural communities;
c. XOs are portable and equipped with relevant information for children to express themselves

Sharing and Deliverables

Link xoaidsbyhoc.tumblr.com[2]

This site is just an archive site, not the current active site: to Blogsite: http://hoclaptop.blog.com [3]

Ten laptops for the center at the school location in will be appropriate because it will help us do four sessions per week, each session with ten children. This number is withing the ability of the our resources.

Quality and Mentoring

1. This project will benefit greatly from your support

2. Teachers from the center will be used in the project implementation

3. By writing reports and articles and holding a conference to promote the work on this curriculum.


Timeline Journal

June 1, 2010 Update

Recording Sessions at Alicia Centre
PRELIMINARY REPORTS ON EVENTS OF PROGRESS OF XO LAPTOP PILOT PROJECT IN BUKOKHOLO PRIMARY SCHOOL BUNGOMA WEST DISTRICT-APRIL & MAY 2010
Learners using xo laptops to interact with orphans/people living with hiv/aids condition.

8th-12th May , 2010

This was very exciting moments for our learners when they visited Alicia Children Centre. The learners had been prepared to use write activity, record activity (taking photographs,short video and audio sounds) on the XO. These skills were handy during the 5 days of visit to the Centre. Thirty pupils took part interacting with 90 orphans and learners. They sat in groups of 4(1 visitor with three hosts). Our learners took time to interview the orphans one at a time.
The learners were assisted in recording stories narrated by the children in the centre on audio and video. The orphans were so happy when they saw the photographs that were taken and when they saw their own faces on the XO monitor or screen.
The learners had created poems and songs containing HIV/AIDS messages, encouraging words that were recorded on the XO and replayed. This was very energizing for the orphans. These recorded messages will be discussed in our regular classes for awarenesss purposes. They will target more children.
The chidren who did not go the centre will have an opportunity to look and hear the messages on the XO during classes. We are targeting more children and youths in hospitals, churches, mosques and other schools when we receive more laptops. We shall take time to analyze the work before going to other places.
Bungoma West District has about 50 schools that have heard about XO laptops progamme and want to be reached by this program and be involved. Thanks to OLPC contributors Programme and our mentors. At the close of this term, we will make plans for the next development of XO programs for these schools.



May 4, 2010 Update

HOC Team Member at Work

Students and HOC HIV/AIDS team and now recording stories and working on bringing these stories to other students. This will be May activity. 1. Current in Progress Record stories using the XO from people living with HIV/AIDS and the affected family members. 1.Current in Progress Take pictures and videos to tell these stories or fill in real information about HIV/AIDS and its impact 3.Current in Progress: Formulate a weekly plan for this curriculum 4.Current in Progress Actualization of the program using an XO allows users to express their feelings in a safe place, where they have tools to write and create and communicate with their peers.



April 04, 2010:

Project in Bungoma District at Bukokholo Primary. Using XO Technology TO BRING Awareness on HIV/AIDS among children ages 4 – 16 THE 2010 PROJECT REPORT.
The OLPC project has been on continuously from Feb 2010, Preparations for implementation of the pilot project began in Jan 2010. We thank the OLPC contributors’ programme for their support. The learners are having lessons in shifts to maximize use of the small number of laptops. More students want to enroll for the programme. More laptops are required to ensure effective learning.
Three HOC teachers are in the field this school together with two volunteers. There is no electricity in this school but the XOs are just charged and conveniently work for about two hours.
We teach and train them on general management of the XO laptop. Learners take time in the write activity mastering the keyboard, navigating through the monitor or screen. On different activities. General writing and reading skills to enable the communicate effectively about HIV/AIDS . Record activity has been easy to learn. Soon they will visit hospitals and homes take. Students are excited sharing messages through the chat activity and sharing with neighbourhood. Photographs and record stories on HIV/AIDS from people living positively with HIV virus once funding is available.

March 04, 2010: REPORT ON PROGRESS TO DATE

This team is working with 150 students, holding HIV/AIDS education classes 3 hours each day. There are five total in the team working with the children. A report of the work to date will be posted this week.
In a short call with Fred this morning, the team would like to continue their program through the next term which ends in July. The plan is to create an HIV/AIDs teach manual from the material and feedback of this curriculum implemenation. A full report will be posted here in the next few days and a proposal for the spring term.
August: Prepare the program for school opening.
September
October - November: Travel is in process to the school district to begin implementation.
November and December: The implementation will be carried out during the school term and taught four classes twice a week.
December Term Break will be used for teacher training and community access to the laptops and evaluation of classroom trials and preparation for the next term. Evaluation At the end of the term we will assess the learning and impact of the program, and publish our reports for the greater Kenyan educational community.


January, February, March : new terms begin. Implement new revised and evaluated curriculum in the same schools in Bungoma and Kericho. Teams will visit and overlap.
Month 4 - 6 We plan to support a conference on XO learning possibly in coordination with the Kenyan graduate program in education at Kenyatta University.
(Note: This timeline was updated on October 23, 2009)

Report March 3rd 2010

Preparations for implementation of the pilot project began in Jan 2010. We thank the OLPC contributors’ programme for their support. The learners are having lessons in shifts to maximize use of the small number of laptops. More students want to enroll for the programme. More laptops are required to ensure effective learning.
Three HOC teachers are in the field this school together with two volunteers. There is no electricity in this school but the XOs are just charged and conveniently work for about two hours.
We teach and train them on general management of the XO laptop . Learners take time in the write activity mastering the keyboard, navigating through the monitor or screen. On different activities. General writing and reading skills to enable the communicate effectively about HIV/AIDS . Record activity has been easy to learn. Soon they will visit hospitals and homes take. Students are excited sharing messages through the chat activity and sharing with neighbourhood. Photographs and record stories on HIV/AIDS from people living positively with HIV virus once.

Report on Activities and Plan May 1 - 30, 2010

1. Current in Progress Record stories using the XO from people living with HIV/AIDS and the affected family members. 1.Current in Progress Take pictures and videos to tell these stories or fill in real information about HIV/AIDS and its impact 3.Current in Progress: Formulate a weekly plan for this curriculum 4.Current in Progress Actualization of the program using an XO allows users to express their feelings in a safe place, where they have tools to write and create and communicate with their peers.

REPORT : Planning and Program Development (8TH AUGUST 2009)

For the last three weeks leaders of the groups;Fred,Mary,Mark and Theresa have been meeting(four meetings) to plan the way foward to prepare for the implementation of the programme.The following are areas discussed and steps taken.
1.Pretour of the leaders to the schools where the programme will be implemented to bond with them from 16th AUG 2009.
2.On 8th Aug fundraisng to support the leaders going to the schools before the actual implemetation.
3.From 3rd August to 5th Aug Further trainng of the group members on the use of the XO technology in curriculum implementation.This was very successfull.
4.From 10th to 15th August teachers developed curriculum in readiness for implementation in Bungoma West,Kericho and Bondo/Mbita Districts in Western Kenya.

'REPORT: Implementation Bukokholo Primary School Bungoma(Oct-Nov)'

\October to November
Introduction to computers and formation of class groups.
150 pupils were selected out over 700 pupils in Bukokholo Primary school to attend the computer classes.Almost the whole school and teachers were eager to enroll for XO computer classes.
80 students at the lower secondary school were selected out of a population of 200.Two teachers and two community volunteers were also selected and trained.They later supported teaching and class room management of the students.However,more leaners will enroll for introduction and full curricum for HIV/AIDS XO TECHNOLOGY.

The pupils were put into smaller classes of 30,where 3 shared one laptop for the purposes of introduction to XO laptops.

These classes delayed due to funding.
Students were put in classes of 20 to make 4 classes with two students per laptop.All classes alternated according to the time table of the school.95% of the students had never handled a computer, this was there first time.

All the leaners were trained to do the following;

1.Packing and unpacking the XOs in and from their boxes
2.Opening and unmounting the antennas on the XO computer
3.Shown all the buttons and their importance/functions.
4.switching on/off the XO laptop and comprison with other computers made.
5.The different activities in comparison with icons on other computers was made.
6.The keyboard.
6TH TO 10th NOV 2009
Learners practising how to move the cusor using a finger and clicking on several activties and observing what each activity has.(leaners took a longer time here)
8.Write activity.Learner writing names and texts(at very slow paceItalic text) spacing,bolding,punctuation,Inserting tables etc for pupils
For students some started the "record activity" on their own and the supported.

Learners need more time to practice.Taking photos,videos and audio recording.

Sharing with neighbourhood on the XO
GENERAL OBSERVATION
The learners were excited with XO laptops and were eager to continue with the classes.Being rural they face several challenges incuding shortage of food,lighting at night.Each child is eager to own a laptop.
There was a break due to exams.Afew leaners turned up for the Dec.19th to 26th classes but all beginners that started with introduction to XO laptops---opening and starting the computer, learning the activities on each computer and the use of the keyboard.They were very excited.


Teaching days:Monday to Saturday on daily basis. Classes for pilot program..STD 4,STD 5 and STD 6. Bonded schools are in Bungoma West and Kericho Districts in Western Kenya.

'IMPLEMENTATION OF THE XO PILOT PROJECT IN BUNGOMA DISTRICT IN KENYA FOR HIV/AIDS FROM JAN 25TH TO FEB 8TH 2010'Link title

Headline text

'25TH TO 28TH Jan- training teachers on the staff who would support the programme of the year.The new Pricipal of the Secondary school and Deputy principal of the school attended the training sessions together with two volunteers from the community.Were introduced to objectives of OLPC,Reading and writing skills and the HIV/AIDS Curriculum objectives.The received the lessons with excitment and were willing that more students continue taking part. They were trained on: 1)Comparison of XO with other laptops 2)write activity since they were both illiterate in computer knowledge-using keyboard,opening and closing the computer,overview of other activities 3)sharing with neighbourhood 4)other parts of the XO,advantages of XO,5) record activity;photograph,video and audio.They were then left to practice and have more with self-discovery.Problems/challenges-Very limited time since they more duties to attend to.

'1ST TO 8TH FEB 2010'Link title Planning with the two Headteachers for the XO lessons for the students/pupils-lower classes(Form 1and2)and Std 4,5,6 and 7 pupils from primary school.Two teachers were assigned to work the HOC XO team together with community volunteers.Note that that the std 7 pupils who began the lessons last year are continuing with lessons this year. Lessons were given in both schools called life skillsBold text

2nd to 8thItalic text Real teaching of XO lessons 80 and 150 secondary and and primary pupils respectively;continuing students/pupils started sharing messages on HIV/AIDS using the chat,browse,write,sharing with neighbourhood,record actvities.They are typing and drawing using the paint activity They will take more time here because they are trainig on reading and writing skills in order to communicate efficiently. With beginners,are still on the write activity,using Keyboard,starting the XO,shutting down,editing text, Problems:More students with fewer XO LAPTOPS,Slow pace of learners since have never handled a computer,Teaching English language to the pupils before using it consumes a lot time since it is foreign language in rural area,busy support group,lack of enough finances for upkeep of team members,

15TH TO 25TH April 2010REPORT OF CONTINUED IMPLEMENTATION OF XO CURRICULUM ON HIV/AIDS AT BUKOKHOLO PRIMARY/LOWER SECONDARY SCHOOL IN BUNGOMA-KENYA Progress been made in Primary and lower Secondary.Intergrating the Mathematics,HIV/AIDS Awareness/Reading and writing skills curricula. The following HIV/AIDS was followed. Year 2010 Workplan, Jan-April STD IV-IV OBEJCTIVES-Main objectives-The learner should be able to;

1.To help child get basic computer skills using xo laptop
2.Pupils/ Learners to use xo activities to get awareness of Hiv/aids.
3.To equip the teacher with necessary xo skills to help the learner in Hiv/Aids awareness.
4.To use xo laptop to deliver life skills that will lead to Aids free life
5.Identify appropriate sources o information on HIv/ Aids related issues.
6.Make decisions about personal and social behaviour that reduce risk of HIV and STD infection using the XO technology.
7.Show compassion towards and concern for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDs why use information from XO>
8.Communicate effectively with peers and others, issues and concerns related to HIV/ AIDS and STDs using the activities on XO.Laptps
9.To be actively involved in school and out of school activities aimed at prevention and central of HIV and STD’s infections.
General Learning/Teaching activities on the XO Laptops
• Using the activity on the XO to write familiar information, question/ answer on HIV/AIDs.
• Taking and viewing video/ photographs
•Reacting to photographs/ videos.
• Recording and listening to stories.
• Drawing diagrams of organs/ Body parts, state of people living with AIDs.
• Charting with classmates using OX chart activities on issues of HIV/Aids.

• Use Wikipedia on the XO to find. Meanings and descriptions of words/parts and situations in Aids.

• Using games on the XO to socialize with friends/knowing about others.
SCHEMES OF WORK STD 4


  • Comparison of XO and other computers (Advantage of XO laptops) - view and manipulating XOs.Parts of an XO and their uses - Identification of the parts of the XO
Myself and others:
  • External parts of the body and their uses View pictures, video Drawing and labeling on the XO
What do we know about others- neighbours /friends/family member Writing using XO
Learning About Aids-
  • Some communication diseases and their description Finding from wikipedia on XO charting/ discussion on XO
  • Pictures of infected persons. Description of AIDs/ meaning Wikipedia-meaning writing on XO
Causes of AIDs (germs) Drawing, writing on XO
Chatting/ Discussion on XO 1
  • Effect on individual
  • Effects on family community
    • Listening to taped stories and videos on the XO.
    • Chatting to react to topic.SIGNS and symptoms of HIV/AIDS

2 weeks 1st March to 14th March -persist cough -Recurrent diarrhea -Rashes -Loss of Weight -Chronic fever - Watching video/listening to audio. - Information from Wikipedia of XO. - Drawing on XO - Chatting /discussion on the XO. 4 What can w do to people living with HIV/AIDs 1 week 15th to 21st March. -How to help people living with AIDs -Giving them prescribed medicine. -Keeping them clean -Sharing with them the word of God -Giving them nutritious food - Learners write answers to questions to on XO> - Discussion –chatting activity. - -Drawing on XO - -Watching videos on XO - -Listening to recorded massager OX. 2 Prevention of HIV/AIDs

-Learners to explain ways of prevention of HIV/AIDs
-Self discipline
-Proper discipline

Proper-decision making

-Self-assertiveness situations
-Avoidance of insecure situations- Write activity writing explanations ; Get meanings from Wikipedia :Listening to shot messages 2


STD V CURRICULUM FOR HIVAIDS

-The learner to state and explain whatever computers are
-Definition of computer
Description of computer -Watching and manipulating XO laptop.
-View pictures of other computers 1
The learners to comparison of XO laptop and computers -Stating features that are different on the two computers -Identification of different activities.
-Manipulating the XO and other computers 1
Learners to describe parts of XO Laptop and their uses. -Activities of laptop.
Functions of activities
Other features of the XOs.
-Viewing and manipulating the XO.

L:earning the keyboard special keys on XO. 2

1) explain what he/she feel about using XO.
2) List down things he/she like about himself on XO.
-Feelings of self
-What I like about myself -Chat with neighbourhood on the XO.
-Write and share with others.
-Drawing/ painting 2

Facts about Aids Outcomes

State the meaning of HIV/and AIDS
State relationship between AIDs and HIV. -Meaning of HIV and AIDs.
Relationship between HIV and AIDs. -
-Listening and drawing on XO on meaning. 2
-Watching on XO
-Watch video
-Listening to msg.
-writing down on XO and sharing with neighbourhood 3
-Hw AIDS get Into Our Bodies: Open wound and cuts -Watch pictures on XOs.
Chatting on XO
-Drawing some instruments.
-view picture of instrument adoptapes 2
Prevention and control of Hiv/Aids
State ways of parenting Hiv/ infection.
Develop skills to enable them make decisions and act to prevent Hiv/ infection.
Avoiding unsafe situations/ places skills needed to make decisions and act to prevent infection.
Creative thinking
-critical thinking
-Assertiveness
-communication

Teachers/ Instructors’ teaching time/table Class sessions-One teacher instructing as 3 others help the learners to operate the XOs. 3 class sessions per day for the three subjects. 8 teachers involved per week.

Teachers per subject. 

HIV/AIDS AWARENESS. 1.Fred Wakasiaka 2Bonveture Masika 3.Daniel M. Juma

READING AND WRITING SKILLS

3.Convine Mukidanyi

Teaching days:Monday to Saturday on daily basis. Classes for pilot program..STD 4,STD 5 and STD 6. Bukokholo Primary/Lower secondary in Bungoma West Districts in Western Kenya. In April the learners were on holiday but came specifically to practice on record activity in preparation for visiting hospitals and children homes for interviews on experience on HIV/AIDS.


Juma Wakasiaka (Team Leader)

Email: fredwakks@yahoo.com
(254) 721-269-450
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