Yearly Archives: 2017

  • Churches agree to fundraise

    Posted on November 13, 2017 by admin in coverage, Grants and Donations, News, UK Activities.

    The Benefice of Dunton, Eyeworth and Wrestlingworth proposal for the 2018 Biggleswade Deanery Project has been accepted by the Deanery Synod. This means that many churches in Bedfordshire will be raising money for a solar-powered shower block on the proposed campsite on the Kasiisi School Farm. This will enable visiting trainee agriculturalists for example to stay […]

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  • Thank you again…

    Posted on November 13, 2017 by admin in coverage, News, UK Activities.

    Once more the children of Wrestlingworth Lower School in Bedfordshire, UK, raised over £44 for us in their Harvest Service. That’s lots of porridge for the children we support. Wonderful.

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  • Tragic death

    Posted on November 13, 2017 by admin in coverage, News, Uganda.

    We are heartbroken to announce the death of Kyomuhendo James, Kasiisi Scholar and final year medical student. James, the son of Kibale Forest Schools Program board member, Kagaba Joshua, was smart, hardworking and truly nice. Despite increasingly poor health in recent years, he managed to keep up with his class at medical school and was […]

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  • New farm collaboration

    Posted on November 1, 2017 by admin in coverage, News, Uganda.

    In mid-October, Farm Manager Ezra Tembo gave a presentation about pigs and bees to the FACE Project.  The FACE Project, Forests Absorbing Carbon Dioxide Emissions, is starting a new initiative where they are providing pigs and beehives to community members, and have asked to collaborate with our farm for continued training sessions. This training will […]

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  • New maize crusher

    Posted on August 18, 2017 by admin in coverage, Grants and Donations, News, Uganda.

    Last week, the new crusher, bought with the grant from St James’s Foundation Trust, was successfully set up. It works well and will make a big difference to the cost of chicken feed.  We will be arranging for more training for everyone working on the farm in the near future.  See this video and the photos too. MVI_0100

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  • Exciting grant awarded for Kasiisi School Farm

    Posted on August 6, 2017 by admin in coverage, Grants and Donations, News, Uganda, UK Activities.

    Since its formation in 1992, St James’s Place Foundation has aimed to make a positive and lasting change to the lives of children and young people. Cherishing Children is still their largest focus area, and they have generously given the Kasiisi Porridge Project the sum of £2,500. These funds will be used to purchase a […]

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  • Building beehives 2

    Talking of bees…

    Posted on July 24, 2017 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Kasiisi Project board members Elizabeth Ross and Zarin Machanda led a Harvard Alumni trip to Uganda in June. The group spent a morning with the Kasiisi Project visiting the farm and Kasiisi Primary School and having lunch with teachers and project staff. In the afternoon they all joined with members of the Kasiisi Wildlife Clubs to build […]

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  • Composting is a crucial skill

    Posted on July 24, 2017 by admin in News, Uganda.

    David gives detailed explanation to his students who showed interest and engagement in this vital part of farming.  David left us in July, and we’d like to thank him very sincerely for everything he has done in his two years with us, and wish him all the best for the future.

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  • Learning about bee-keeping

    Posted on July 24, 2017 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Keen to know how to keep bees, these visiting students gain practical and theoretical information from the Kasiisi School Farm experience.

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  • Seeing and hearing about our pigs

    Posted on July 24, 2017 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Pig husbandry and piggery construction also formed part of the day for the students on their recent two-day field trip to Kasiisi School Farm. 

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  • We take part in an Agribusiness Week

    Posted on July 24, 2017 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Before our Peace Corps volunteer David McHolland left, after two dedicated years of work on the Kasiisi School Farm, he and our farmer Ezra hosted a two day Field Trip for students, on the farm.  How biogas is produced and its advantages was one of the areas they learned about.

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  • Dunton Summer Fair KPP 2017 1

    Dunton Sunday Club children raise funds

    Posted on July 18, 2017 by admin in News, UK Activities.

    On 9 July a group of children of Dunton Sunday Club, in Bedfordshire, UK, held a stall in the Church Summer Fair and raised £60 from mugs painted by their young customers, along with the sale of some Ugandan beads. It was their idea and we thank them all. Thanks as well to David and Barbara Mowbray, Rev Carole […]

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  • KPP supporter Robert Lee visits

    Posted on March 1, 2017 by admin in coverage, News, Uganda.

    Robert, a longstanding KPP supporter, and brother of our trustee Ros White, spent a few days in February at Kasiisi. His stay included an enjoyable trip to the farm which he described as impressive. He stayed at the Guest House, and was well looked after by the team there, including Jane, pictured with him here.  Thank […]

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  • Oyster mushrooms

    Posted on March 1, 2017 by admin in coverage, News, Uganda.

    The experiment with oyster mushroom cultivation is going well.  Here they are being planted, then hung in plastic bags to grow. The first photo shows the final product.

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  • Abel, Ronan,Police at ecocampsite area

    Preparing the campsite area

    Posted on March 1, 2017 by admin in coverage, News, Uganda.

    Ronan and Abel, with Police (our canine team member) are checking out the area designated for our future campsite.  The road to it has been laid, the ground cleared and now terracing has begun, as seen in the second photo, as it is on a slight slope, down to the pretty river.

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