The camp started on a Saturday which consisted of learners and teachers joined and showed a lot of interest towards the camp and did group work learning on the projects they intend to deal with for finding a long term solution in different fields and out of it they set up plans in different categories as shown below.
o -HIV/AIDs programs
Kids went for Mapping in Households infested with Jiggers
They set up activities that which they did in campaign for jigger free.
They came up with specific objectives on the case study and arranged questionnaires they will for the entire period of the project.
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES ABOUT THE CASE STUDY WERE AS FOLLOWS.
-Environmental management in control of Jiggers
-Child involvement in Jigger control.
Children free from Jigger infestation and attend classes by August 2016.
To educate the household members infested with jiggers using testimonies from children who were infested and now free from the jiggers.
Activities for the case study;
During weekends, pupils to reach out jigger infested families to give health education as child empowerment on hygiene and good environmental management.
Evaluation for the progress last Saturday of every month.
Organizing health action days together with health workers and community members to talk about the problem as a sign of togetherness and child involvement.
During mapping when kids saw their fellow children infested with jiggers they showed concern by asking questions such as;
What causes jiggers?
What does it feed from human body?
How does it procreate and its lifecycle?
Who is at risk to jiggers and
How does it spread from one person to the other?
The above questions were in children themselves after mapping activities. During mapping it was found that mostly children from poor families who stay under unconducive environment such poor housing, beddings, hygiene and ignorance/illiteracy contributes to jigger infestation.
Most of kids infested by jiggers are of age group 3 -13 years in areas identified.
Very few in age group of between 14 -18 years and between age group of between 50 – 65 are infested just because the lack information about precaution concerning general hygiene.
Out of this observations, learners came up with the above proposal for the coming six months implementation.
Lack of enough cloves
Pull and push between children to see how the infested person looks like.
High exceptions of free drugs by community members.
Fear of jigger infested clients to be inspected and given a child driven first aid.
Learners were able to understand the effects of jiggers to human health.
Learners were able to identify areas with high jigger problem
They used the camp to give priority to problems according to the situation.
A theme setup for discussion was (who had ever had somebody staying positively (people living with HIV/AIDs)
Kids/ Learners to come up with experience stories about HIV clients.
-Learners to know that we have people living positively.
-For them to identify what problems that can make them be at risk to HIV/AIDs.
-Get possible ways of HIV/prevention
-Through poetry- poems were recited by camp participants with a theme how shall be save from it as a young generation.
-Written story- learners wrote stories on XO laptops expressing what they understand about HIV compared to 20th century.
-Using internet to research- by use of BRCK and Safaricom routers to access information about HIV which included most affected countries, which co-horts in terms of age.
-Visiting CCCs in our Kenyan health facilities to discuss the case with service providers and HIV clients
Once in a month by visiting a nearby health facility to find out the infection rate.
To ensure that kids/ Learners understand that we have people staying positively on village level and need their support and encouragement of stigma free environment.
Have a reduced stigma and proper HIV advocacy within local villages.
Pupils were much interested to use internet in finding information about the case study.
It was noted some children are affected with HIV at their homes.
-Background of endangered species
Centre of discussion was about elephant, rhino, and lion.
Major issues were how those animals feed, move and stay.
-How important are they to the country economy
They discussed how it earns foreign exchange to the country and nature.
-What makes them endangered?
Key issues were why are they mostly hunted by poachers, what for, what facts are behind the killings and how are they marketed and for what reason.
-Who targets them and for what reasons.
Which countries mostly demands their products and on what purposes.
-To inform the world on the reasons why we should conserve our wildlife.
-Creating room for the children of the world to have a say and educate others about wildlife in the county.
-To have reduced myths and misconception over endangered species e.g. Rhinoceros species
-To promote online learning with an aim of minimizing wildlife slaughter worldwide.
-Create a room for research and information sharing.
Learners use write sugar lab to write stories about what they feel should be done to endangered species in the safety.
Paint sugar lab to draw pictures of endangered wildlife species
They used scratch sugar to make conversational projects concerning the feeling of the wildlife endangered species.
It was noted that most of students have information about the happenings to our wildlife but they had been never be given a chance to express their feelings.
Camp participants showed a lot interest in wildlife safety discussions.
Trash was among our intended camp activity but due to time limitation it was left out.
Facilitation to be increased for more days of any planned science camp in future.
Camps to be facilitated quarterly.
Smallsolutionsbigideas to look for a way of funding jigger project to enable participants to have enough logistics.
Need of Internet services provision to enhance online learning.
SSBI to facilitate health service providers and teacher workshop with an aim of reducing jiggers’ cases.