Monthly Archives: August 2012

  • Keith and compost heap

    Keith gives a boost to composting

    Posted on August 24, 2012 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Peace Corps volunteer Keith, on the right, is keen on composting. Here is a heap he made at the farm with volunteer Rachel, and farm workers Patrick and Sedrak.  It consists of layers of organic material like corn cobs, husks, chicken manure, grass slashings, bean husks, ash, dirt, and the ever so smelly slurry from the pigs.  We hope […]

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  • Can Hannah Durden do it? Will she be a Porridge Olympian?

    Posted on August 13, 2012 by admin in News, UK Activities.

    Hannah, former schoolfriend and fellow traveller of Isobel Briggs (who made the video on our Home Page) is attempting her first ever Ironman Distance Triathlon on 25th August for the Kasiisi Porridge Project.  She’s doing it because of her passion for supporting grassroots education.  She needs your sponsorship to encourage and motivate her to complete this challenge. […]

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    KPP Trustee Pat Smith’s 500 mile pilgrimage

    Posted on August 13, 2012 by admin in News, UK Activities.

    Pat Smith, seen here on the left at a Chinese fundraiser for the Kasiisi Porridge Project in February 2012, is undertaking El Camino, setting off at the end of September. He’s set himself a big challenge: he’s going to do the pilgrimage walk, alone, all the way from St Jean in France to Santiago de Compostela. […]

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    Leakey Foundation representative plants a tree on our farm

    Posted on August 10, 2012 by admin in News, Uganda.

    We were lucky enough to have Leakey Foundation visitor, Sharal,  help kickstart a new programme of tree planting.  Fruit trees, as well as 20 rare indigenous forest trees from the Tooro Botanical Garden are among those to be planted over the next few weeks.  Peace Corps volunteer Keith, pictured, and volunteer Frank helped our Ugandan farmers with the task.

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  • Frank by chicken house

    Kasiisi Porridge Project volunteer, Frank Senter, finds farming fun!

    Posted on August 10, 2012 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Helping plan new planting is just one of the many activities that Frank, University of East Anglia student from Cockayne Hatley, Bedfordshire, has been doing in his seven-week volunteering stint with our project. Meeting and working with our new Peace Corps volunteer, Keith Miller, is another; hard labour in the chicken house is a third task. […]

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  • Keith being sworn in

    A Peace Corps Volunteer comes to Kasiisi!

    Posted on August 10, 2012 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Peace Corps Volunteer, Keith Miller, is sworn in.   Keith Miller arrived at Kasiisi in late July, under the auspices of our partners, the Kasiisi Project.  This is truly fantastic news for the Kasiisi Porridge Project.  He has a  degree in Environmental Health Science and will be a hugely welcome asset.  He has experience with organic farming and has […]

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    Bottle bricks for school’s biodigester

    Posted on August 10, 2012 by admin in News, Uganda.

      Kasiisi children enthusiastically produce hundreds of bricks made from water bottles, collected from wherever possible, for the school’s new biodigester. This is an engineering feat, led by Ugandan Engineer Vianney, helped by cadets from West Point Academy, USA, designed to convert latrine waste into cooking gas – for porridge.  The soil-filled bottles will make a wall […]

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