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.Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Under the guidance of Year 6 Head, Yvonne Pemberton, students of Bedford Girls School have raised £332 for our project since April. Thank you to all those who took part in this magnificent fundraising and good luck to Yvonne and her daughter Meghan who will be working at Kasiisi Primary School for two weeks in July. Once they […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We are grateful to members of the Cambridge International School, which has supported us so generously over a number of years, for continuing to remember us. At their summer fair this year, they sold Ugandan crafts amounting to £48.50 – it all helps!Continue Reading... No Comments.
On a visit to the Kibale Forest to see the wild chimps living near Kasiisi, Colonel Dacunto is joined by his West Point cadets, members of our KFSP (Kasiisi Forest Schools Project) staff and a couple of Kasiisi school children – a great day both for fun and for conservation education.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Gas from the biodigester at our school farm can now be used in the newly completed kitchen in the volunteers’ house. Biogas is piped to these gas rings, which are all set for cooking, saving on fuel costs and valuable wood and charcoal.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our trustee, Pat Smith and his wife Liz Smith, who both visited Kasiisi in 2013, asked for contributions to the Kasiisi Porridge Project instead of birthday presents at their recent party for friends and family. Thanks to the generosity of their guests, some £200 was donated.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Kasiisi pupils responded enthusiastically when a visiting teacher introduced them to yoga for the first time.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Before making decisions on the kind of pumps etc. to recommend, the quality of the river water is tested. This is the River Mahoma, running along the western edge of the Kasiisi farmland.Continue Reading... No Comments.
To get water from the river to where it’s needed – to the livestock and crops – a lot of preparatory work needs to be done. Measuring the slope etc. is one of them. It will be next year before the installation of pumps is actually done. 2014 is the year of preparation and planning.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Colonel Phil Dacunto, West Point Professor of Environmental Engineering, is working with Ugandan engineer counterparts, and a group of West Point cadets. They are planning how to make the best use of the river water for our school farm.Continue Reading... No Comments.
At the end of May our sow, known as Nan after a generous Worcestershire donor, gave birth. She has 11 healthy piglets, most of which are visible in the next picture.Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Kasiisi Porridge Project has funded a long-lasting, spacious and secure new room for storage of farm equipment etc. In time to come, it could also become the first room of another chicken house, but for now, it is in full use for keeping things safe and dry.Continue Reading... No Comments.
In March this much-needed water tank was installed next to the new accommodation built on the farm. It will mean less water having to be hauled up by hand in jerry cans from the river in the dry seasons.Continue Reading... No Comments.
This spring three local farm shops have had a charity box on their counters. Thorne’s have produced £91 over the last few months and continue to have the box available for donations. Hillfoot Farm Shop’s box reached £41, and they are also continuing to encourage their customers to donate. Franklins Farm Shop produced £23 in the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.