Pilgrim Pat Smith has raised £5000 for the Kasiisi Porridge Project, of which he is a Trustee. His month-long walk to Santiago de Compostela the hard way (no hotels) will feed our two schools for a term and a half. This has come at a particularly good time, because although several hundred pounds are coming in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Hannah Durden not only completed the Iron Man Challenge in August 2012, an incredible feat in itself, but was the second woman to finish. She raised £1656 for our project. Many congratulations, Hannah.Continue Reading... No Comments.
As the school farm develops, and porridge continues to be provided, it seems a good moment to record some of the sources of our recent funds. Money comes from many generous individuals, and also from a wide variety of organisations. Donations which have been made by groups and trusts over the last two years are […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Harvard student Bonnie Lei (second from left) has taken up the cause of our Ugandan children’s nutrition. Among the 8 members of her team is Dominic Akandwanaho, Kasiisi pupil turned Harvard scholar. In the picture we have Josh, Bonnie, Clara, Bernadette, Rachel, Kenneth, Dominic. We look forward to hearing your progress, Bonnie and team! Here is what […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We have 3 stalls coming up in time for Christmas, offering a wide selection of beautiful new crafts from Uganda, as well as other treats. Here is your choice: 1. Saturday 1st December in St Mary’s Church, Ashwell, Herts, SG7 5QQ. the Christmas Fair is from 9.00 am – 1.00 pm. See http://www.stmarysashwell.org.uk/contacts/whereweare.htm for details […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Kasiisi Project biodigester is now producing methane! These flames will soon be used to cook the porridge. Below is a picture of the biodigester before it was finished, waiting for the wall made of water bottles to be constructed. The biodigester was built by Engineer Vianney and his team, and students from West Point Military […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Well, Liz and I are back in the UK! We spent a few days in Santiago resting and eating and meeting old friends as they came into the city. We also attended mass at the Cathedral and saw the terrifying thurible experience. The Youtube clip below shows it in action. It is seen here from […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Carpenter Paul has produced this superb made-to-measure box to take our eggs from the School Farm to Fort Portal for selling. Driver Juce can now take up to 16 trays at a time on the back of his boda.Continue Reading... No Comments.
On Thursday 25 October, children from Bedfordshire’s Wrestlingworth Lower School attended their own Harvest Festival service in their village church. Rev. Lindsay Dew led the service, which included the children reading out chosen facts about the Kasiisi Porridge Project, and their own favourite breakfast. Keen to to raise funds for the Porridge Project Farm, they each decorated […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I am here! 32 days and 790 kilometres – all done. Many many thanks to all the people who have helped and donated. In a hotel in Santiago with the worst internet connection by far so wont say any more.Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Another wonderful day´s walking. 27kms of great weather, great countryside, quiet. Not a cloud all day and I was in the hills so the sunrise was dramatic. The picture shows a wood I was walking through when the sunlight began to move down, lighting from the top down. We have been incredibly lucky with the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Two great days walking in Galicia, described in the Book as “rural Galicia at its best, wet and green with the sweet smell and squelch of liquid cow dung underfoot”. I need to find a washing machine the day before I meet Liz, borrow a towel to wear and throw everything, everything into it. I […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Again, walking through the most beautiful countryside today. Perfect weather. All on my own. Complete quiet as the dawn comes up. I suddenly realise that I am over all the problems of the last few days 7 weeks and I feel full of life. So, person whom I have allowed to win all those golf […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Back on the road. 2 days of walking and my feet are OK, my leg is OK, my tummy OKish so couldn’t be better. I am now deep into Galicia with only 6 days to go. This is the last Wednesday I will be walking! So I am walking through fields and hills covered with […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Well, that was a fun three days! In a blatant attempt to improve flagging interest in the blog, I decided to stop making it look easy and hit a few problems along the way (essential if the screenplay is to gain real interest in Hollywood). So on Friday, instead of viewing the 15th Century Cathedral […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.