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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.Continue Reading... No Comments.
This photo taken by Ronan Donovan shows the farm and the surrounding area, with the foothills of the Ruwenzori Mountains in the background.Continue Reading... No Comments.
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Ronan, field biologist turned photographer, was a 2016 National Geographic Wildlife Photographer of the Year Finalist. We were lucky enough to have him take some aerial shots of the farm. First he explained how it works to our farmer Abel and PC volunteer David McHolland, as well as our Project Director Dr Emily Otali.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Follow the new sign, and come to the fantastic new gates where visitors will receive a warm welcome!Continue Reading... No Comments.
Now no-one need get lost and wonder where our farm is! This magnificent sign has been constructed and installed by the farm team and signals a hopeful start to the year. Click on “continue” to see the sign being installed.Continue Reading... No Comments.
All of us at the Kasiisi Porridge Project wish our children in Uganda and all those who work so tirelessly for the Project, as well as our supporters and friends throughout the world, a peaceful, fruitful and happy Christmas and New Year. You all have our deep thanks for everything you do. (From Kate, Director)Continue Reading... No Comments.
In November, the Kigarama girls won the Kasiisi Project Netball cup. A real feather in their cap! Very well done to them, and also to Yvonne Pemberton, our teacher volunteer from Bedfordshire, UK, who coached them so successfully earlier this year.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Kasiisi Project contestants, parents, coaches and the Kibale Forest Schools Program support team in Kampala. Thanks to Barbara Stevens, Kasiisi Project Literacy Director, everyone went to see Queen of Katwe while in Kampala for the Ugandan National Spelling Bee Competition – a great new Disney movie, the true story of a girl from the Kampala slums who became […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Congratulations to the students, and thanks to the Peace Corps for sponsoring this event, our Peace Corps Volunteers for coaching their teams and to volunteer Jim O’Keefe for helping out with the Kasiisi team. Very well done, students who entered the competition!!! It is a great achievement just to participate in this event. We are […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Daphine competed, with her team in Kampala. Kasiiisi Primary School competing against 19 other schools nationwide, reached the final 8 in the Uganda National Spelling Bee competition and travelled to Kampala with their parents and Project personnel, for an amazing experience.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Regional Spelling Bee competitions were held in Fort Portal in October. 20 school teams competed of which 13 were Kasiisi Project/Kibale Forest Schools Program schools, entering for the first time. Peace Corps volunteer Jimmy o’Keefe helps coach the students.Continue Reading... No Comments.
We sadly said goodbye to 2015-2016 Princeton in Africa volunteer Martha Beirut with a special lunch for our Ugandan staff. Martha, who worked on many aspects of the project including conservation education, as well as coordinating regular farm reports for us is on her way to Ethiopia as a field assistant on a Gelada Baboon […]Continue Reading... No Comments.