Yearly Archives: 2012

  • A generous congregation

    Posted on December 18, 2012 by admin in Grants and Donations, News.

     The congregation of St Nicholas Church in the tiny Hertfordshire village of Hinxworth have been kind enough to donate £50 of the funds raised in 2012 to the KPP.

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  • Non-uniform day

    Posted on December 18, 2012 by admin in Grants and Donations, News.

    King Edward VI High School for Girls in Edgbaston has supported the KPP yet again. This time they have raised £345.40 in one day, through donations made by each student wishing to wear home clothes at school. Thank you!

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  • New corporate link

    Posted on December 18, 2012 by admin in Grants and Donations, News.

    Thanks to lawyer Jane Desnoyers, a longstanding KPP supporter, who accompanied a KPP team to Uganda in 2008, the London law firm Vinson & Elkins LLP has adopted the Kasiisi Porridge Project as their charity for 2012/2013. They have already donated £3,765.30, resulting from their 2012 fundraising.

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    £10 a mile – for 500 miles!

    Posted on December 18, 2012 by admin in Grants and Donations, News.

    Pilgrim Pat Smith has raised £5000 for the Kasiisi Porridge Project, of which he is a Trustee. His month-long walk to Santiago de Compostela the hard way (no hotels) will feed our two schools for a term and a half. This has come at a particularly good time, because although several hundred pounds are coming in […]

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  • Iron Woman triumphs in the Wye Valley

    Posted on December 12, 2012 by admin in Grants and Donations, News.

    Hannah Durden not only completed the Iron Man Challenge in August 2012, an incredible feat in itself, but was the second woman to finish. She raised £1656 for our project. Many congratulations, Hannah.

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  • Group donations and grants received in the past 2 years

    Posted on December 11, 2012 by admin in Grants and Donations, News.

    As the school farm develops, and porridge continues to be provided, it seems a good moment to record some of the sources of our recent funds. Money comes from many generous individuals, and also from a wide variety of organisations. Donations which have been made by groups and trusts over the last two years are […]

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    Nutrition project by Harvard students

    Posted on November 18, 2012 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Harvard student Bonnie Lei (second from left) has taken up the cause of our Ugandan children’s nutrition.  Among the 8 members of her team is Dominic Akandwanaho, Kasiisi pupil turned Harvard scholar. In the picture we have Josh, Bonnie, Clara, Bernadette, Rachel, Kenneth, Dominic.  We look forward to hearing your progress, Bonnie and team! Here is what […]

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  • Christmas Sales – new stock for great presents!

    Posted on November 10, 2012 by admin in News, UK Activities.

      We have 3 stalls coming up in time for Christmas, offering a wide selection of beautiful new crafts from Uganda, as well as other treats.  Here is your choice: 1.  Saturday 1st December in St Mary’s Church, Ashwell, Herts, SG7 5QQ.  the Christmas Fair is from 9.00 am – 1.00 pm.  See http://www.stmarysashwell.org.uk/contacts/whereweare.htm for details […]

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  • Biogas flames

    New way to cook our porridge!

    Posted on November 7, 2012 by admin in News, Uganda.

    The Kasiisi Project biodigester is now producing methane! These flames will soon be used to cook the porridge. Below is a picture of the biodigester before it was finished, waiting for the wall made of water bottles to be constructed. The biodigester was built by Engineer Vianney and his team, and students from West Point Military […]

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  • Pat is back in the UK!

    Posted on November 3, 2012 by admin in News, Pat's Walk 2012.

    Well, Liz and I are back in the UK! We spent a few days in Santiago resting and eating and meeting old friends as they came into the city. We also attended mass at the Cathedral and saw the terrifying thurible experience. The Youtube clip below shows it in action. It is seen here from […]

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    New way to transport our eggs…

    Posted on November 2, 2012 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Carpenter Paul has produced this superb made-to-measure box to take our eggs from the School Farm to Fort Portal for selling.  Driver Juce can now take up to 16 trays at a time on the back of his boda.

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    Say “moo” and stick coins on a piglet!

    Posted on October 31, 2012 by admin in News, UK Activities.

    On Thursday 25 October, children from Bedfordshire’s Wrestlingworth Lower School attended their own Harvest Festival service in their village church. Rev. Lindsay Dew led the service, which included the children reading out chosen facts about the Kasiisi Porridge Project, and their own favourite breakfast.  Keen to to raise funds for the Porridge Project Farm, they each decorated […]

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  • Santiago!

    Posted on October 29, 2012 by admin in Pat's Walk 2012.

    I am here! 32 days and 790 kilometres – all done. Many many thanks to all the people who have helped and donated. In a hotel in Santiago with the worst internet connection by far so wont say any more.

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  • 39 kms from Santiago

    Posted on October 28, 2012 by admin in Pat's Walk 2012.

    Another wonderful day´s walking. 27kms of great weather, great countryside, quiet. Not a cloud all day and I was in the hills so the sunrise was dramatic. The picture shows a wood I was walking through when the sunlight began to move down, lighting from the top down. We have been incredibly lucky with the […]

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  • 3 days to go

    Posted on October 28, 2012 by admin in Pat's Walk 2012.

    Two great days walking in Galicia, described in the Book as “rural Galicia at its best, wet and green with the sweet smell and squelch of liquid cow dung underfoot”. I need to find a washing machine the day before I meet Liz, borrow a towel to wear and throw everything, everything into it. I […]

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