The children of Dunton Lower School, Bedfordshire raised over £150 for our “BUY A CHICK” campaign. This was the result of some very hard work, so we are very grateful to all concerned.Continue Reading... No Comments.
In preparation for his trip to Kasiisi later this month, Pat visited the National Trust’s Wimpole Hall Home Farm and was shown round the chicken farm by Richard Sugar, learning about their accommodation, diet, laying habits and many other aspects of good husbandry.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Children in several schools in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire are paying £1 in return for this little sticker to show their support for our campaign to buy 1000 new chicks. Dunton Lower School were the first to raise funds, producing over £150 – more than twice the number of pupils! Ashwell Sunday School raised another £70. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
On a BBC World Service panel programme on leadership, Harvard Business School Professor Rakesh Khurana was asked to describe an impressive leader. His fellow panelists chose different CEOs. Rakesh chose Lydia Kasenene, Headmistress of Kasiisi Primary School. Listen to what he has to say on this podcast (MP3 file) from about minute 24, which is about five-sixths of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A new four light solar system has been installed on the chicken house roof, marking the introduction of solar energy to the Kasiisi School farm. We hope we’ll be able to afford to expand this initiative before too long.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Esther Kanyanyuzi has become our new Assistant Field Director, working directly for our Ugandan partners, the Kibale Forest Schools Program (KFSP). Esther who has a BA in Public Administration, is the youngest of 11 children. Before coming to us, Esther worked for the Social Science Ministry of Water and Environment and the Ugandan Electoral Commission. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Three agricultural students from the RUCID (Rural Community in Development) Organic Agricultural Training College in Mityana District of Uganda, have chosen to do their fieldwork at Kasiisi School Farm. Ester, Evelyne and Peninah, are spending three months sharing expertise and learning the practicalities of their chosen career. Among other things that they hope to do at […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In February 2013, and for the second time in two years, the World Church and World Mission Group, Elders, and Church Meeting of St Columba’s United Reformed Church in Cambridge voted to donate £500 to the Kasiisi Porridge Project to help with our work.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Headteacher Lydia Kasenene shows off a well deserved trophy. Kasiisi Primary School came second in the 2012 Kabarole District School League Table. It’s hard not to believe that a daily school meal was a contributory factor! Congratulations to all the children and teachers.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Biggleswade Rotary Club have supported the Kasiisi Porridge Project for a number of years. In January 2013, they invited Kate to address them for the fifth time, to update them on the progress of the school farm. They were pleased to hear how the project is moving from food aid to farm aid, and presented the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Bonnie Lei from Harvard University, has just spent a highly successful two weeks at Kasiisi with a group of fellow undergraduates, planning to put in place a School Farm Club, with the active support of students from the Mountains of the Moon University in Fort Portal, pictured with her here. 50 pupils – half girls half boys […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Good News!! We have finally been able to purchase and transport a boar to our piggery, to join our 6 young sows. The ban on animal movement owing to African swine fever in the district, imposed last July, has at last been lifted. The boar made it safely to his new home. He is a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Individual Christmas contributions amounting to £549 have been received by the Kasiisi Porridge Project this Christmas. We sincerely thank all these people, along with our regular donors who have Standing Orders with us. Anyone wishing to set up a Standing Order for a monthly or quarterly donation to the project is invited to email the Director for […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Just one term’s fundraising at the Cambridge International Prep School has produced another wonderful amount. In the Autumn Term 2012, the children and staff raised £559.53 for us. We are still their main school charity, for which we are very grateful.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Once again, the RSPB Volunteering Development Dept voted to pass on a donation to the Kasiisi Porridge Project instead of buying Christmas cards. The department’s Christmas present to us this year was £52.63.Continue Reading... No Comments.