Ten bags of soya beans have been harvested and dried recently, adding to the variety of crops now cultivated on the school farm.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Peter Stebbings Memorial Charity have generously funded the creation of a deep drilled well at Kasiisi School Farm which will guarantee clean, accessible water for many years to come. When built, there will be no more time-consuming and expensive carrying of water from barrels, and fetching from the river in the dry season. At last, after […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
These new piglets are in desperate need of a new piggery as space is now becoming a real issue on the school farm. Luckily, funds raised by Queen Anne’s School, Caversham, in the UK have come to the rescue and a brand new piggery is being built.Continue Reading... No Comments.
As part of their Green Schools Initiative, the Guardian’s journalist Matthew Jenkin explores the educational and environmental issues involved in the process of harnessing the power from human waste at Kasiisi Primary School (11 February 2016). See http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/green-schools. The photo here shows children making plastic bottle bricks, filled with soil as part of the biodigester latrine walls, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
On 10 December 2015, Queen Anne’s School celebrated the end of term at their annual Carol Service in Dorchester Abbey, near Oxford. It was led by the school’s Chaplain, Reverend Rachel Ross Smith, A collection was taken for the Kasiisi Porridge Project, their appointed charity, totalling an extremely generous £1,856, for which we are very grateful.Continue Reading... No Comments.
We are really delighted to announce that Queen Anne’s School, Caversham near Reading in Berkshire, UK, has adopted the Kasiisi Porridge Project for this academic year. We look forward to publishing information about their fundraising events and amounts raised before long.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Andy, who has come to us through The International Exchange, is spending about a month volunteering with the Kasiisi Project. The objective will be to help ‘sell’ the Project Guesthouse and help ensure we have a steady stream of tourists all year round. This will not only generate income, but it will also help our Ugandan partners support more […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Scholarship students Chris and James help with the mixing of chicken feed.Continue Reading... No Comments.
The first of two latrine blocks due to be built at Kiamara School is nearly finished, thanks to funding from the British and Foreign Schools Society. The work will continue on the rest of this project, involving three schools, over the coming months.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Among the crops thriving on the Kasiisi School farm are matoke (banana) trees and (so far very small) mango trees. Now David is experimenting with mushrooms too. This variety should not only be good for sales, and therefore for subsidising porridge, but also for attracting visitors and students of good and interesting farming practices.Continue Reading... No Comments.
David gets some help with his work while passing on valuable information to another of our Project schools, Kigarama Primary School.Continue Reading... No Comments.
This generous Church has given us another wonderful donation. We thank all those involved in the collection of £150 this Christmas.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Ainsley Harriott and Natalie Lowe during their final dance Photo: BBC. Our Patron Ainsley became the fourth contestant to be voted off Strictly Come Dancing 2015. Afterwards, he said about the show: “It’s been absolutely amazing. I’m sad that it can’t continue… but it wasn’t meant to be.” You were great Ainsley!Continue Reading... No Comments.
Shelton Lower School, in Bedfordshire, had a Harvest Festival “copper collection” to pay for porridge for the children of Kasiisi, raising £26.35. Thank you!Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Peter Stebbings Memorial Trust has granted the Kasiisi Porridge Project sufficient funds to build an underground water tank which will allow storage of enough water throughout the year for the needs of the farm and the people working on it, for at least 20 years. Work will start soon, despite this being the rainy […]Continue Reading... No Comments.