It is common knowledge that bee populations are declining everywhere, and so we are delighted to announce that The Kasiisi Project is now becoming a partner in bee-keeping in Uganda. We are now hosting beehives on our farm, working with local research scientists to trial “bee-fences” as a deterrent to crop raiding elephants and spreading the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The brainchild of volunteer Oliver Bradley (whose family generously donated the first 25 bikes) the pilot bicycle initiative is providing 25 girls from Kasiisi and Kigarama Primary Schools with bicycles, and teaching them to ride them. Buffalo bicycles, provided by World Relief Bicycles, are built to withstand the tough roads of Africa. All the girls will receive helmets, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Thanks to American volunteer Oliver Bradley, we have an exciting new programme to protect girls from sexual harassment , increase their access to education and to promote independence and self reliance: BICYCLES! During the long walks to school girls in particular are vulnerable to sexual harassment on the road,and the temptation, when you are tired, to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In 2015 it will be 10 years since Kate was requested by Kasiisi Primary School Head, Lydia Kasenene, to establish a feeding programme for her pupils. To celebrate this milestone we are holding a raffle with tickets at £2 each for some wonderful prizes, including the exquisite bedspread pictured here, quilted specially for the project by […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
As a Harvest Festival activity, the generous pupils of Wrestlingworth Lower School each decorated a paper “porridge” mug and stuck coins onto it to pay for many mugs of real porridge at Kasiisi – and not for the first time. Thank you to the children, staff and families involved for another imaginative donation. Your kindness is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Now Head of the primary section of the new Focus School, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, Yvonne (seen here at Kasiisi in July) arranged for Kate to talk to the students’ grandparents when they came to see the new school. By the end of the day £471 had been donated to the Kasiisi Porridge Project by the visitors. A […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Completing the Royal Windsor Half Marathon on one of the hottest days of the year really was an achievement. Many congratulations to Yvonne, who raised £1048 in sponsorship money. Now, not content with her run and volunteering at Kasiisi Primary School so successfully this year, she is busy involving the new school she is working at, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The 1st Biggleswade Brownies in Bedfordshire, UK, walked round their church seven times to symbolise the long distance walked to and from school by many Kasiisi pupils. They raised a terrific £350 in sponsorship. Thank you to them and their leaders, especially Babs Gurney, their Brown Owl.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Meghan Pemberton, recently returned from volunteering at Kasiisi with her mother Yvonne, helped to raise some £250 at our craft stall. It was held as part of the Sutton Flower Festival, Bedfordshire, in September.Continue Reading... No Comments.
The recent retirement of longstanding member of our Board of Directors in Uganda was marked by this well deserved plaque. We thank Mzee Rwabwiso for all the work he did for the project.Continue Reading... No Comments.
On 12 July 2014, Kate and Alan’s daughter, Isobel Briggs (responsible for the two videos on this website) married Robbie Waine. Instead of giving the usual “wedding favours” to their guests as many couples kindly do, they decided to do something different. They donated £500 to the Kasiisi Porridge Project.Continue Reading... No Comments.
The price of chicken feed has rocketed recently. So we are going to use cheaper local feed and mix it onsite. To this end we have purchased a manual mixer, funded by a kind anonymous donor. We hope that this will mean the egg sales will lead to a degree of financial independence in time.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Trying the recorder for the first time is proving a fun experience for the early years children as well as the older ones. They will be able to carry on practising after Meghan departs as she is leaving 16 recorders behind, donated by Bedford Girls’ School.Continue Reading... No Comments.
The long queues witnessed by Yvonne and Meghan demonstrate the continuing need for the daily meal of porridge for the children of Kasiisi Primary School. Each year group has their own colour mug, paid for by the families.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Meghan and Yvonne both helped with the coaching of netball and with the equipment needed. Some of the skills they passed on were soon in action in their matches. Although the ground is uneven, with tree stumps and holes here and there, and is played barefoot, in Meghan’s words “the girls play as if it is completely […]Continue Reading... No Comments.