SUBJECT:USING XO ACTIVITIES TO DELIVER HIV/AIDS MESSAGES ON BEHAVOUR CHANGE TO CHILDREN IN THE FAITH-BASED
ORGANISATIONS AND THE CIVIL SOCIETY.
TARGET:Children in the village who had no chance in the formal schools
Small Solutions facilitated and sponsored a three-day event that was held Sirisia in Bungoma from 18th to 20th December 2011.
This was one of our objectives to reach out children in the civil society,in the villages with messages of HIV/AIDS using XO laptops.Part of the curriculum is implemented and to provide child-to-child interaction on XO laptop technology.
1.General workshop introduction:,participants,objectives,OLPC,Hands of Charity,Small Solutions,workshop norms.
2.Introduction to computers:The volunteers and trainers will help learners on parts of a computer/laptop,keyboarding and general XO laptop operations
DAY TWO:Introduction to XO Laptop activities:write,recording,paint,music-tam tam mini,Turtle art,speak.chat etc
DAY THREE:Using the XO activities for interaction among children,communication of HIV/AIDS messages,identity of talent,spending leisure time with XOs
Recording video,songs,poems using record activity.
Composition of Music on XO
Drawing diagrams using paint activity.
Watching video on HIV/AIDS
Role plays and outreach to the community.The youths and children went out to market place to interview members of the community on issues of HIV/AIDS. This was very exciting to the youths and the children.They recorded videos of selected people at market places in different groups.They then presented to each other what their findings were.They gathered very vital information for learning and a picture of what exactly happens in homes and what people think.
The youths also spent time with XOs on different activities like music:tamtam mini,paint,browse,recording songs and presenting to spent their leisure time at what we call Youth Friendly Corner.
Fred Juma Wakasiaka