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    Yvonne Pemberton raises a four figure sum

    Posted on October 3, 2014 by admin in Grants and Donations, News, UK Activities.

    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, […]

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    Biggleswade Brownies raise hundreds

    Posted on September 22, 2014 by admin in Grants and Donations, News, UK Activities.

    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.

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    Meghan opens another craft selling season

    Posted on September 22, 2014 by admin in News, UK Activities.

    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.

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  • Plaque

    Tribute to long service

    Posted on September 1, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    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.

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    Wedding favours become porridge funds

    Posted on August 20, 2014 by admin in Grants and Donations, News, UK Activities.

    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.

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  • Mixer

    A new feed mixer

    Posted on August 15, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    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.

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    The youngest children have a go

    Posted on August 15, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    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.

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  • Porridge popular as ever

    Porridge as popular as ever

    Posted on August 4, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    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.

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    Netball – barefoot and skilful

    Posted on August 4, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    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 […]

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  • Pants for girl guides

    Pants are popular

    Posted on August 4, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Thanks to Yvonne’s persistence and hard work, she and Meghan were able to take a large amount of much-needed girls’ underwear, donated by Tesco and Asda. This picture shows the appreciative Girl Guides, who know only too well how tricky puberty can be at school, without the right preparation.

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    Skipping through lunchtime with the visiting teachers!

    Posted on August 4, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Just 12 skipping ropes kept 40+ students occupied, in paired, small and large group skipping games.  Good for health, and good for counting practice too.  Yvonne has left all the skipping ropes at the school for future use.

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  • Yvonne introducing Maths game

    Maths is fun, with Yvonne

    Posted on August 4, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Yvonne co-taught both maths and English at Kasiisi, and introduced a game, Trump Cards, at lunchtime to girls and boys in P4 – 6 (ages 9 – 13). She also took 75 letters from Bedford Girls’ School students which she used in a reading/writing session, leading to a useful exchange of information about daily life. […]

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  • Meghan Pemberton recorder P4

    Recorder playing

    Posted on August 4, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Our 18 year old volunteer, Meghan Pemberton, introduced the recorder to the music lessons of the Kasiisi P4 (aged 9/10 years) children in July – a first for many. The 16 instruments she took with her will stay at the school. Thank you, Meghan!

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  • Yvonne and Meghan Pemberton

    Yvonne and Meghan Pemberton volunteer in Kasiisi

    Posted on July 22, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda, UK Activities.

    Mother and daughter are in Kasiisi. See Meghan’s fascinating blog on our Facebook page (see bottom of the page for link). She describes their activities, and the work of 8 other volunteers – all working on longer projects, from firepit building to photography, and in Matt’s case helping improve the efficiency of our farm. Thank you all.

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  • Biggleswade Rotary show their generosity again

    Posted on June 30, 2014 by admin in Grants and Donations, News, UK Activities.

    In June 2014, and in return for another regular update from Kate, the Rotary Club of Biggleswade produced a further magnificent donation – £500. This welcome amount will go towards the essential upkeep and maintenance of the chickens and pigs and their accommodation on the Kasiisi School Farm. Sincere thanks from all of us – we see you […]

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