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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.Continue Reading... No Comments.
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. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
James Willis, when not at work at the Sir John Soane Museum in London, paints from his own studio. On 30th June, he held a Studio Sale before moving studios. 10% of the proceeds were kindly donated to the KPP, raising £475. Many, many thanks, James.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Kate and Isobel visited Kasiisi Primary School, Kyanyawara Primary School and the School Farm, in June 2012. Isobel took her camera to make a new video for our website. The visit included several meetings with our Ugandan partners, the Kasiisi Forest Schools Project, to discuss the progress of the Porridge Project and plans for the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Volunteer Frankie Senter, (on right), International Development student at the University of East Anglia, is spending 6 weeks of his summer working at Kasiisi Primary school and the School Farm. To raise funds for his trip, his family organised a strawberry party with silly games and a bottle of whisky as one of the prizes!Continue Reading... No Comments.
Treasurer Alan and Director Kate opened their garden as part of their village Diamond Jubilee celebrations on 4th June. They took the opportunity to sell plants and Alan’s home-smoked trout, raising £75. Kate’s brother, Professor Richard Wrangham, Director of Kibale Chimpanzee Research, is pictured with Alan .Continue Reading... No Comments.
Four of the new piglets, our future breeding sows, explore their new trough.Continue Reading... No Comments.
The journey to our school farm went well and the piglets seem happy in their new home. The new piggery looks part of the landscape already, and inside… all 6 new piglets have settled happily, enjoying their first meal in their new surroundings. We hope they will all become Mums in due course!Continue Reading... No Comments.
The children prepared and held a fullscale debate last week on the advantages and disadvaantages of using wood from Kibale National Forest for cooking. Forest conservation is a central issue here, as is the need for fuel for cooking. These pupils are learning about the dangers of deforestation and the possibilities offered by energy-efficient, clean […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Amy Hanna, our Project Field Manager, at Kyanyawara Primary School, at a session on clean stoves, using less wood to produce more energy for home cooking.Continue Reading... No Comments.