Andy, who has come to us through The International Exchange, is spending about a month volunteering with the Kasiisi Project. The objective will be to help ‘sell’ the Project Guesthouse and help ensure we have a steady stream of tourists all year round. This will not only generate income, but it will also help our Ugandan partners support more […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Ainsley Harriott and Natalie Lowe during their final dance Photo: BBC. Our Patron Ainsley became the fourth contestant to be voted off Strictly Come Dancing 2015. Afterwards, he said about the show: “It’s been absolutely amazing. I’m sad that it can’t continue… but it wasn’t meant to be.” You were great Ainsley!Continue Reading... No Comments.
Shelton Lower School, in Bedfordshire, had a Harvest Festival “copper collection” to pay for porridge for the children of Kasiisi, raising £26.35. Thank you!Continue Reading... No Comments.
Following the grant from this Charity towards the construction of the Volunteers’ accommodation on the Kasiisi School Farm, they have now awarded us over £10,000 to construct a 20-metre drilled well intended to guarantee clean, accessible water for 20 years minimum, avoiding time-consuming and expensive labour carrying water from barrels, and fetching from the river in the dry […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our patron Ainsley Harriott eased his way into Week 4 of the BBC Strictly Come Dancing competition, with his partner, Australian professional, Natalie Lowe. But it is no easy task, so we offer our many congratulations and our best wishes for the next steps!Continue Reading... No Comments.
Southill Lower School in Bedfordshire chose our project for their Harvest Festival fundraising. This small school raised £45.75 for us. Thank you to the children, their teachers and their families.Continue Reading... No Comments.
On 15 May, the Focus School students told the KPP Director about their run, and heard more about the Kasiisi Porridge Project. Then, under Yvonne Pemberton’s supervision, the winners of the run presented her with a cheque for £1549.10. What an extraordinary amount! The other winners here of course are the children of Kasiisi as […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In April this year pupils from Years 3 and 4 (8 and 9 year olds) from Focus School, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, ran 600 metres round their local cricket pitch, in Potton, Bedfordshire. In chilly but dry conditions, all of them completed the course. Very well done! The 10 and 11 year-old children, in Years 5 and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our 10th Anniversary Grand Draw had 22 excellent prizes and produced a profit of £1300 for the Project. Longterm supporter Lynda Dolwin was the lucky winner of the beautiful African quilt, (see it in full in the second photo here) created and sewn for the Kasiisi Project by two Connecticut quilters, Angelina Deluca and Laura McCarrick.Continue Reading... No Comments.
KPP Trustee Ros White, supporter Jo Gordon and our Facebook Page caretaker Mary Patrick, made a fantastic refreshments team, serving tea, and cakes made by many friends of the Project to our very appreciative concert audience. The second photo here reveals our bakers’ expertise in close up.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Over 80 people attended the concert held at Howgills Friends Meeting House in Letchworth, Herts, UK, on Saturday 7 March, to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Kasiisi Porridge Project. From right to left are Norwegian mezzo soprano Marianne Andersen, pianist Simon Marlow and violist Clare Gardiner. The three musicians gave us a stirring and entertaining variety of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Souter Charitable Trust, founded and run by Sir Brian and Lady Souter, have kindly awarded the Kasiisi Porridge Project the sum of £2000 to continue our work on the feeding programme. We are very grateful to them, and happy that they have had confidence in us for the third time.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our top supporter school, the Cambridge International School, in the village of Little Abington, just south of Cambridge UK, produced no less than £515 from their 2014 Christmas collection and sales of breaktime bacon rolls. This is truly a great school, funding many mugs of porridge, again! Thank you.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Come and celebrate our 10th ANNIVERSARY in a unique charity concert, organised by pianist Simon Marlow, at Howgills Friends’ Meeting House, 42 South View, Letchworth, SG6 3JJ, at3.00 pm Sat. 7th March 2015. £14 including refreshments. Music will include Brahms, Frank Bridge, York Bowen… performed by Marianne Andersen, Clare Fox and Simon Marlow. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets.Continue Reading... No Comments.