Rebecca Hooker started saving her pennies in a bottle when she was just ten years old. On reaching 18 she counted them. They totalled just over £85. She decided to donate it all to the Kasiisi Porridge Project and presented the bottle to her family friend Yvonne Pemberton at her 18th birthday party. Thank you Rebecca for such a very […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We are thrilled that Yvonne Pemberton, Head of Primary at Focus School Biggleswade is set to travel back to Uganda this month. She will spend two weeks teaching at Kigarama and Kasiisi Primary Schools, and will certainly see some changes since her last very successful visit, with her daughter, Meghan, in 2014. We will report on […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
On Sunday 28th February, the Kasiisi Porridge Project was kindly invited by St Mary’s Church, Potton, to have a stall selling Ugandan crafts. £62.62 was raised in a very short space of time, representing a healthy number of mugs of porridge. Thanks are due to Rev. Gill Smith for the suggestion, and to the kind supporters […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
As part of their Green Schools Initiative, the Guardian’s journalist Matthew Jenkin explores the educational and environmental issues involved in the process of harnessing the power from human waste at Kasiisi Primary School (11 February 2016). See http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/green-schools. The photo here shows children making plastic bottle bricks, filled with soil as part of the biodigester latrine walls, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
On 10 December 2015, Queen Anne’s School celebrated the end of term at their annual Carol Service in Dorchester Abbey, near Oxford. It was led by the school’s Chaplain, Reverend Rachel Ross Smith, A collection was taken for the Kasiisi Porridge Project, their appointed charity, totalling an extremely generous £1,856, for which we are very grateful.Continue Reading... No Comments.
We are really delighted to announce that Queen Anne’s School, Caversham near Reading in Berkshire, UK, has adopted the Kasiisi Porridge Project for this academic year. We look forward to publishing information about their fundraising events and amounts raised before long.Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.