BUKOKHOLO SCHOOLS Bungoma District Western Kenya. HIVAIDS Curriculum trials.

Teacher Training Session at Bukokholo School in Bungoma District Western Kenya

May Curriculum

May Curriculum

 1.      Record stories using the XO from people living with HIV/AIDS and the affected family members.

2.      Take pictures and videos to tell these stories or fill in real information about HIV/AIDS and its impact

3.      Formulate a weekly plan for this curriculum

4.      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.

5.      Enhancement of reading and writing skills and Maths skills

How the XO technolog wil merge in the current school curriculum,religious and civic life


a)      The main 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.

b)      The participants 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.

c)      The leader and participants will continue organising 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 his training. More volunteers from the community will be trained.

d)      Some lessons will be offered during weekends in the rural areas/villages for children who can’t make it to school and as makeups for those for  who miss in school. 

e)      Learners will be required to write and discuss using XO  what the community says about HIV/AIDS in order to identify the myths and believes that contribute to spread HIV/AIDS.

f)       They shall also be required to draw diagrams and paint using XO on materials related to AIDS.

g)      A similar programmme will be extended to the neighbouring schools accordind to available time

h)      The learners will be allowed to use the XOs to develop their Mathematics skills as well as reading and writing skills which is basic for learning.

Effects of Aids on community 
-The learner to explain the effects of Aids on the community 
-Effects  of AIDs on:
•Industry and commerce
•Psycho-social effect 
Watching video and picture XO.
write stories on XO
Story telling listening to stories on Audio on XO. 

Fred Juma Wakasiaka Team Leader with Students in Bungoma

Hands of Charity teaching assistants in Bungoma

XO Learners Make Video for HIV AIDS Classes

May 5, 2010 Students from Bukokholo Primary went an orphan center for interviews and interaction with orphans. The students are using the XO Video, Audio and Camera to record stories from orphans about their lives. It was very exciting when both teachers at the centre and the children met. We will plan to make several trips to make a significant impact. Each orphan was eager to learn the new about the XO and to be interviewed. The XO is rich for our learners and teachers and very friendly.

Classroom Bukokholo Primary School

March Activity HIV/AIDS Bungoma Bukokholo Primary

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.

In the picture teacher with learners in class.during introductory classes.

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. 

Teacher Challenge

How much curriculum can you implement without using the keyboard??

THis is your challenge.