Monthly Archives: August 2014

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    Wedding favours become porridge funds

    Posted on August 20, 2014 by admin in Grants and Donations, News, UK Activities.

    On 12 July 2014, Kate and Alan’s daughter, Isobel Briggs (responsible for the two videos on this website) married Robbie Waine.  Instead of giving the usual “wedding favours” to their guests as many couples kindly do, they decided to do something different. They donated £500 to the Kasiisi Porridge Project.

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  • Mixer

    A new feed mixer

    Posted on August 15, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    The price of chicken feed has rocketed recently. So we are going to use cheaper local feed and mix it onsite. To this end we have purchased a manual mixer, funded by a kind anonymous donor.  We hope that this will mean the egg sales will lead to a degree of financial independence in time.

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    The youngest children have a go

    Posted on August 15, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Trying the recorder for the first time is proving a fun experience for the early years children as well as the older ones. They will be able to carry on practising after Meghan departs as she is leaving 16 recorders behind, donated by Bedford Girls’ School.

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  • Porridge popular as ever

    Porridge as popular as ever

    Posted on August 4, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    The long queues witnessed by Yvonne and Meghan demonstrate the continuing need for the daily meal of porridge for the children of Kasiisi Primary School.  Each year group has their own colour mug, paid for by the families.

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  • Netball

    Netball – barefoot and skilful

    Posted on August 4, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Meghan and Yvonne both helped with the coaching of netball and with the equipment needed. Some of the skills they passed on were soon in action in their matches. Although the ground is uneven, with tree stumps and holes here and there, and is played barefoot, in Meghan’s words “the girls play as if it is completely […]

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  • Pants for girl guides

    Pants are popular

    Posted on August 4, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Thanks to Yvonne’s persistence and hard work, she and Meghan were able to take a large amount of much-needed girls’ underwear, donated by Tesco and Asda. This picture shows the appreciative Girl Guides, who know only too well how tricky puberty can be at school, without the right preparation.

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  • Skipping ropes

    Skipping through lunchtime with the visiting teachers!

    Posted on August 4, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Just 12 skipping ropes kept 40+ students occupied, in paired, small and large group skipping games.  Good for health, and good for counting practice too.  Yvonne has left all the skipping ropes at the school for future use.

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  • Yvonne introducing Maths game

    Maths is fun, with Yvonne

    Posted on August 4, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Yvonne co-taught both maths and English at Kasiisi, and introduced a game, Trump Cards, at lunchtime to girls and boys in P4 – 6 (ages 9 – 13). She also took 75 letters from Bedford Girls’ School students which she used in a reading/writing session, leading to a useful exchange of information about daily life. […]

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  • Meghan Pemberton recorder P4

    Recorder playing

    Posted on August 4, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Our 18 year old volunteer, Meghan Pemberton, introduced the recorder to the music lessons of the Kasiisi P4 (aged 9/10 years) children in July – a first for many. The 16 instruments she took with her will stay at the school. Thank you, Meghan!

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