We are grateful to members of the Cambridge International School, which has supported us so generously over a number of years, for continuing to remember us. At their summer fair this year, they sold Ugandan crafts amounting to £48.50 – it all helps!Continue Reading... No Comments.
On a visit to the Kibale Forest to see the wild chimps living near Kasiisi, Colonel Dacunto is joined by his West Point cadets, members of our KFSP (Kasiisi Forest Schools Project) staff and a couple of Kasiisi school children – a great day both for fun and for conservation education.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Gas from the biodigester at our school farm can now be used in the newly completed kitchen in the volunteers’ house. Biogas is piped to these gas rings, which are all set for cooking, saving on fuel costs and valuable wood and charcoal.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our trustee, Pat Smith and his wife Liz Smith, who both visited Kasiisi in 2013, asked for contributions to the Kasiisi Porridge Project instead of birthday presents at their recent party for friends and family. Thanks to the generosity of their guests, some £200 was donated.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Kasiisi pupils responded enthusiastically when a visiting teacher introduced them to yoga for the first time.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Before making decisions on the kind of pumps etc. to recommend, the quality of the river water is tested. This is the River Mahoma, running along the western edge of the Kasiisi farmland.Continue Reading... No Comments.
To get water from the river to where it’s needed – to the livestock and crops – a lot of preparatory work needs to be done. Measuring the slope etc. is one of them. It will be next year before the installation of pumps is actually done. 2014 is the year of preparation and planning.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Colonel Phil Dacunto, West Point Professor of Environmental Engineering, is working with Ugandan engineer counterparts, and a group of West Point cadets. They are planning how to make the best use of the river water for our school farm.Continue Reading... No Comments.
At the end of May our sow, known as Nan after a generous Worcestershire donor, gave birth. She has 11 healthy piglets, most of which are visible in the next picture.Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Kasiisi Porridge Project has funded a long-lasting, spacious and secure new room for storage of farm equipment etc. In time to come, it could also become the first room of another chicken house, but for now, it is in full use for keeping things safe and dry.Continue Reading... No Comments.
In March this much-needed water tank was installed next to the new accommodation built on the farm. It will mean less water having to be hauled up by hand in jerry cans from the river in the dry seasons.Continue Reading... No Comments.
This spring three local farm shops have had a charity box on their counters. Thorne’s have produced £91 over the last few months and continue to have the box available for donations. Hillfoot Farm Shop’s box reached £41, and they are also continuing to encourage their customers to donate. Franklins Farm Shop produced £23 in the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
After their committed fundraising in 2013, the students and staff of Denbigh High School have delivered again in the form of a cheque for £265, less than a year after their previous donation of £390. What a great school!Continue Reading... No Comments.
The 1st Biggleswade Brownies (Bedfordshire, UK) have selected our project to raise money for in their forthcoming activity day. When completed, the results will be posted here.Continue Reading... No Comments.
These 1,000 new black and brown chicks are well used to their new surroundings, having been in the new house for a little time now. Here they are being fed here by the farmer Irumba Abel, who is a former Kasiisi scholar, and his colleague.Continue Reading... No Comments.