Regional Spelling Bee competitions were held in Fort Portal in October. 20 school teams competed of which 13 were Kasiisi Project/Kibale Forest Schools Program schools, entering for the first time. Peace Corps volunteer Jimmy o’Keefe helps coach the students.Continue Reading... No Comments.
We sadly said goodbye to 2015-2016 Princeton in Africa volunteer Martha Beirut with a special lunch for our Ugandan staff. Martha, who worked on many aspects of the project including conservation education, as well as coordinating regular farm reports for us is on her way to Ethiopia as a field assistant on a Gelada Baboon […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A music, dance and drama competition at Kasiisi Primary School shows the emphasis being put on the importance of nutrition.Continue Reading... No Comments.
David has built a passion fruit trellis with a water capturing system behind our Guest House. He’s also seeded inside the trellis with shade preferring Swiss chard. The idea is to get two crops in one plot and if successful, it might be expanded.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Matoke (bananas) is continuing to grow well, as is our still happy and healthy farm dog, Police. And marigolds have been planted, not just for their beauty, but to be a possible second source of food for the chickens, as they are nutritious and should deepen the colour of the egg yolks. This is Peace Corps David’s […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Land near the river is now being flattened with a view to building a simple campsite where we hope to welcome visitors from the local area as well as abroad.Continue Reading... No Comments.
These photos show the large storage tanks, the generator house (now complete), a water distribution point, the waterline to the tanks, the well head, and the well in action.Continue Reading... No Comments.
A day of poems, dances, songs and sack races performed by the children filled Parents’ Day at the end of the summer term. School tours and stalls showing the children’s activities were all on offer, including girl and boy scouts demonstrating their fuel efficient, low emission stoves and camp shelters.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Recent monthly exam results show the impact of boarding at Kasiisi Primary School on student academic achievement. Mean scores increased from 230 to 296 and boarders moved up an average of 9 positions in class rankings over the first term, improving their chances to go to good secondary schools. One girl went from number 26 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Thanks to Harvard undergraduate volunteer, Laylah Joudeh, our Kasiisi girls are fast becoming expert barefoot footballers. This is a fairly new concept for Uganda, only common in urban schools. Rural girls usually play netball – which our mother/daughter team, Yvonne and Meghan have focussed so successfully on at Kasiisi.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Thanks to a generous donation from the Peter Stebbings Memorial Charity, our farm workers no longer have to carry water uphill from the river when our current rain water barrels run dry. Water is now pumped from a deep hand dug well to large tanks at the highest point of the farm and then fed by gravity to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A celebration was held in June to celebrate the new Kigarama classroom block and to honour the children of the Focus School in Biggleswade, and other generous donors, who collaborated to build this wonderful new building, “the best in Kabarole district”. In honour of the occasion trees were planted, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This is the old, condemned classroom at Kigarama Primary School, where Yvonne Pemberton, from Focus School, Biggleswade, spent two weeks earlier this year. Constructed from mud bricks over 50 years ago, it was still in use till earlier this year.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Yvonne Pemberton, who leads a small primary school, of 61 pupils, as part of Focus School, Biggleswade Campus returned to Kasiisi in March. She was struck by the progress that had been made in many of the KFSP projects since she was there in July 2014. For example, Kasiisi Primary School has new latrines and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Yvonne took a wealth of her own teaching materials, such as the maths game Trumps, which the teachers enjoyed too. She also took a number of fiction and textbooks given by Bedfordshire’s Dunton Lower School as well as pencils, pens and rulers, provided by her school as a result of a sponsored spellathon. Other useful resources […]Continue Reading... No Comments.