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.
The new chicken house funded by the Stevenage Churches group, SCIMP, now has guttering and large new water tanks in time for the arrival of a new batch of chickens.Continue Reading... No Comments.
International Law Firm Vinson & Elkins LLP have ended their 18 month sponsorship of the Kasiisi Porridge Project with a donation of £562, bringing their overall contribution to £4,700. We are deeply grateful for their support and look forward to using their most recent funds on the children’s porridge. The farm is doing well, but it will […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and veranda are built. Now all we need is shelving, cupboards, beds and tables. And volunteers of course. We hope to welcome our first ones of 2014 in a few months.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Thanks to the Peter Stebbings Memorial Charity, with a generous top up from the Marr-Munning Trust, a new onsite 8-person house for volunteers and student interns is nearing completion. Here, one of our recent visitors, Stephen Barnard is being shown the well constructed veranda by the farm workers.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Professor Jane Maxim and husband Stephen Barnard, (and their colleague Professor Moira Yip), seen here before their January trip to Uganda, were very impressed with both the school and the farm. We are delighted that they decided to make a visit, in which Abel, Francis, Esther and Debi spared time to give them an enthusiastic and informative welcome.Continue Reading... No Comments.