Tell this story
to Beaver Scouts using appropriate language - the Beaver Scouts can
also act it out.
in Uganda has access to a plot of land and cultivates food for personal
consumption or for sale. Even herdsmen and fishermen have farms. Most
agricultural work is carried out by women. Rose, aged 24, is married
to a fisherman. They have two children, aged three and one and half
'In the morning,
my husband and I wake up early together. Igo to dig in our gardens,
and Joel goes to the lake to get his fish. After working in the gardens,
l prepare breakfast for the family. Joel has his later on at home
or by the lakeside with his fellow fishermen.
Joel comes home
towards lunch time after selling his fish and mending his nets. He
usually comes home with some fish for lunch. If a lot is left over,
we have it for supper too, as sauce with some food from our garden,
like matoke and sweet potatoes.l am quite lucky to be a fisherman's
wife. We always have fish to eat, which many of the neighbours who
are farmers simply cannot afford. I have the best of both worlds.
During the dry season, many of the families who depend on greens from
their gardens for sauce often go without, because the greens do not
grow then. I always have some fish whatever the season, and our children
are quite healthy all the time. Fish is also easy to prepare. But
being a fisherman's wife is not always enjoyable. You can get tired
of eating fish every day. Fishing can also be dangerous. Joel uses
canoes which capsize easily, and many of his friends have died out
on the lake. I do not have a settled mind until my husband is safe
at home each night, especially during the rainy and stormy seasons'.
Activity - Friends
Who is your best
friend? Can you describe him or her? Do you have a different friend
at school and at Beaver Scouts? What do you do and what games do you
Make a chart
showing all the people you see every day and every week. Who do you
see most often? Is it a member of your family or is it a friend?