Yearly Archives: 2011

  • Sutton Rotakids donate to Kasiisi

    Posted on December 15, 2011 by admin in UK Activities.

    On 1st February, Children in Class 2 at Sutton Lower School, Bedfordshire, presented Director of KPP, Kate, with a cheque after raising funds at their Christmas Fayre – producing a total of £60. The children also presented Mary Whitehead from Biggleswade Ivel Rotary Club with a set of pictures showing the various activities they carried […]

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  • Fundraising in 2011

    Posted on December 13, 2011 by admin in UK Activities.

    December Four Christmas fetes in December produced a total of £800.  The Porridge Project thanks everyone who helped, donated, bought and texted.  The events were held at: King Edward VI High School for Girls,  Edgbaston St. Mary’s Church, Ashwell, Herts Sutton Church, Bedfordshire Cambridge International School,  Little Abington, Cambridge Here’s more proof (at Cambridge International […]

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  • Farm progress…

    Posted on November 27, 2011 by admin in Uganda, Uncategorized.

    December: the first chicken house is not only complete but equipped and ready for chickens!  £800 has now been donated in our appeal for chickens. A secure, dry two-room store house has been built and maize and other crops are growing well. The farmer, Joseph, shows them off: October: the first chicken house is complete.  […]

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  • September 2011

    Posted on September 27, 2011 by admin in Uganda, Uncategorized.

        At the schools… Harvard researcher Brennan Vail investigating the effects of lunch on the children.  She took arm measurements and put accelerometers round their waists to monitor the level of their activity.  Early results indicate that a mug of porridge produces statistically significant higher energy levels, particularly in girl orphans.

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  • Matt Parker and Rob Mawson’s trip to Kasiisi

    Posted on August 27, 2011 by admin in Uganda, Uncategorized.

    UK architects Matt Parker and Rob Mawson are back home now, after doing a wonderful job with our Ugandan partners, developing a School Farm. Self-sufficiency is the aim. Timber must be prepared and a plot for the farm latrine:       More work on the double, 40 ft latrine: Joseph outside his temporary house […]

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  • 15 July – Construction continues, Matt and Rob arrive

    Posted on July 20, 2011 by admin in Uganda, Uncategorized.

    Already a temporary store is now nearly complete on the land, and a chicken house is on the way.  Our volunteer architects Matt and Rob have attracted lots of help and local interest. The first task for architects Matt and Rob was researching local farms and discussing pig and chicken farming methods with local farmers. […]

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  • Brennan Vail and the Kyanyawara children

    Posted on June 24, 2011 by admin in Uganda, Uncategorized.

    Every schoolchild needs lunch. Obvious? Well yes, but do we know exactly why, and the consequences of not having a daily meal at school? Harvard student Brennan Vail’s research this summer will produce the hard evidence needed to answer these questions.   Oli ota! My name is Brennan Vail and I am in Uganda this […]

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  • Building for the future . . .

    Posted on May 24, 2011 by admin in Uganda, Uncategorized.

    Two dynamic young architects from Sheffield University, Matthew Parker and Robert Mawson, have volunteered to go to Uganda for 6-8 weeks this summer. They will design a School Farm to be built on the land bought by the KPP, now owned by the Kibale Forest Schools and Students Support Project.  In April they visited the […]

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  • Plunge for Potton

    Posted on May 5, 2011 by admin in UK Activities.

    Our trustee Ros White embarked on a Plunge For Porridge again, under the auspices of the Harlow Tye Rotary Club. Her abseiling feat took place on 1st May. She raised a fantastic £1200. What a family!!

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