The 1st Biggleswade Brownies in Bedfordshire, UK, walked round their church seven times to symbolise the long distance walked to and from school by many Kasiisi pupils. They raised a terrific £350 in sponsorship. Thank you to them and their leaders, especially Babs Gurney, their Brown Owl.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Meghan Pemberton, recently returned from volunteering at Kasiisi with her mother Yvonne, helped to raise some £250 at our craft stall. It was held as part of the Sutton Flower Festival, Bedfordshire, in September.Continue Reading... No Comments.
The recent retirement of longstanding member of our Board of Directors in Uganda was marked by this well deserved plaque. We thank Mzee Rwabwiso for all the work he did for the project.Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.Continue Reading... No Comments.
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. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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!Continue Reading... No Comments.
Mother and daughter are in Kasiisi. See Meghan’s fascinating blog on our Facebook page (see bottom of the page for link). She describes their activities, and the work of 8 other volunteers – all working on longer projects, from firepit building to photography, and in Matt’s case helping improve the efficiency of our farm. Thank you all.Continue Reading... No Comments.
In June 2014, and in return for another regular update from Kate, the Rotary Club of Biggleswade produced a further magnificent donation – £500. This welcome amount will go towards the essential upkeep and maintenance of the chickens and pigs and their accommodation on the Kasiisi School Farm. Sincere thanks from all of us – we see you […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Under the guidance of Year 6 Head, Yvonne Pemberton, students of Bedford Girls School have raised £332 for our project since April. Thank you to all those who took part in this magnificent fundraising and good luck to Yvonne and her daughter Meghan who will be working at Kasiisi Primary School for two weeks in July. Once they […]Continue Reading... No Comments.