The Benefice of Dunton, Eyeworth and Wrestlingworth proposal for the 2018 Biggleswade Deanery Project has been accepted by the Deanery Synod. This means that many churches in Bedfordshire will be raising money for a solar-powered shower block on the proposed campsite on the Kasiisi School Farm. This will enable visiting trainee agriculturalists for example to stay […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Once more the children of Wrestlingworth Lower School in Bedfordshire, UK, raised over £44 for us in their Harvest Service. That’s lots of porridge for the children we support. Wonderful.Continue Reading... No Comments.
We are heartbroken to announce the death of Kyomuhendo James, Kasiisi Scholar and final year medical student. James, the son of Kibale Forest Schools Program board member, Kagaba Joshua, was smart, hardworking and truly nice. Despite increasingly poor health in recent years, he managed to keep up with his class at medical school and was […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In mid-October, Farm Manager Ezra Tembo gave a presentation about pigs and bees to the FACE Project. The FACE Project, Forests Absorbing Carbon Dioxide Emissions, is starting a new initiative where they are providing pigs and beehives to community members, and have asked to collaborate with our farm for continued training sessions. This training will […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Last week, the new crusher, bought with the grant from St James’s Foundation Trust, was successfully set up. It works well and will make a big difference to the cost of chicken feed. We will be arranging for more training for everyone working on the farm in the near future. See this video and the photos too. MVI_0100Continue Reading... No Comments.
Since its formation in 1992, St James’s Place Foundation has aimed to make a positive and lasting change to the lives of children and young people. Cherishing Children is still their largest focus area, and they have generously given the Kasiisi Porridge Project the sum of £2,500. These funds will be used to purchase a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.
… catch your drone.Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.