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    Second piggery means more piglets

    Posted on December 12, 2013 by admin in News, Uganda.

     Three of our sows have produced 26 healthy piglets between them in the last couple of weeks.  The new piggery funded by Scott Bader has made this possible.  A great Christmas present for our project!

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    New farm accommodation for volunteers

    Posted on December 12, 2013 by admin in Grants and Donations, News, Uganda.

    Thanks to funds granted by the Peter Stebbings Memorial Trust, the building of onsite accommodation is well under way. With two spacious dormitories, a kitchen, bathroom and a veranda, there will be space for at least 8 working volunteers / student interns. This will make it much easier and more pleasant for those working temporarily […]

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    Three more Christmas sales…

    Posted on December 12, 2013 by admin in News, UK Activities.

     Our three Christmas sales in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, (in Buckden High St, St Mary’s Church Ashwell and Sutton Church), brought us a total of £552. Thank you to all those who supported our efforts.  

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    First of our successful Christmas craft sales 2013

    Posted on December 12, 2013 by admin in News, UK Activities.

     Year 11 students at Cambridge International School showed great selling expertise at their lunchtime Christmas Fair on 1st Dec. Their enthusiasm and commitment were handsomely rewarded – they sold £126 worth of Ugandan crafts, and we are very grateful to them and the buyers.

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    Thank you to SCIMP

    Posted on September 25, 2013 by admin in Grants and Donations, News, UK Activities.

    On 11 January 2013 we announced that SCIMP (a multi-church project in Stevenage, Herts, UK) had chosen the KPP as its charity of the year. With the £5000 that their generous congregations raised, we have built a new 4-room chicken house on the Kasiisi School Farm. On Sat. and Sun. 21/22 Sept, no fewer than 7 […]

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    Success at the Sutton Flower Show stall

    Posted on September 25, 2013 by admin in News, UK Activities.

    £435 was taken  at our stall which was part of the Sutton Flower Show in Bedfordshire, UK, on 21 and 22 September. Moet donated a magnum of champagne which boosted the number of raffle tickets sold. Our thanks go to them, and to all who supported the weekend efforts.

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    Full charity box for more chickens

    Posted on September 16, 2013 by admin in News, UK Activities.

    Thorne’s Poultry Centre, in Hertfordshire, UK (http://www.thornespoultrycentre.co.uk/)  has raised £79.23 for the Kasiisi Chicken Appeal by encouraging their customers to put their spare change in to a charity box.  A big thank you to Karl Laming, who runs the Centre, and who has replaced his full box with another empty one. By Christmas there should be […]

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    Second group of student interns

    Posted on September 11, 2013 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Our second group of agriculture student interns Alex, Ezra and Amuza worked on many different aspects of the farm this summer, including mixing chicken feed, as pictured here.  Soon we hope to be able to offer accommodation on the farm itself for such groups.

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    Thinking ahead

    Posted on September 11, 2013 by admin in News, Uganda.

    To help make sure that the porridge project will be able to pay for itself in the future, we are planning to seek investment for an ecocampsite near the pretty river which runs along the farm boundary. This is the site that has been identified. We are beginning to clear it now to facilitate the overall design […]

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    We’re back at the Sutton Flower Show 21 / 22 September

    Posted on September 11, 2013 by admin in News, UK Activities.

      Come and visit our stall opposite All Saints Church, Sutton, Bedfordshire on Saturday 21st or Sunday 22nd September.  We’ll be there all day, both days. This time  you could win a magnum of champagne, or, for that unique present choose something from amazing Ugandan vanilla to a miniature pig!  We also have a brand new range of […]

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    Farm biodigester construction complete

    Posted on September 11, 2013 by admin in News, Uganda.

    This summer, cadets from West Point Military Academy again spent time at Kasiisi. One of their main achievements was to build a biodigester on the school farm.  When it is in use in the future it will provide much needed energy through biogas. Thank you West Point!

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    Our second piggery completed and full of pigs…

    Posted on September 11, 2013 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Using the £1,950 grant from the Scott Bader trust, the Kasiisi School Farm now has a second piggery next to the first (on right). A number of litters have been born over the summer, so this new accommodation is a vital new resource. See the pictures below for the building exterior, and more on the […]

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    New funding for more solar panelling

    Posted on September 11, 2013 by admin in News, Uganda.

    A generous supporter has donated £500 for more solar panels to add to the ones pictured – so far the only ones we have. The batteries will be mobile and so will be usable on other parts of the farm if necessary, but to begin with the energy will be vital for lighting new chicks.  This is a […]

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  • Peter Stebbings Memorial Charity

    Posted on August 17, 2013 by admin in Grants and Donations, News.

    The Peter Stebbings Memorial Charity was founded by a London doctor and his wife in 1977  as a memorial to Hedley Peter Stebbings, a lieutenant in the Royal Regiment of Artillery who was killed in action in Crete in 1941 at the age of 21. This trust has kindly agreed to grant £5000 to the Kasiisi Porridge Project for […]

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    Posted on August 17, 2013 by admin in Grants and Donations, News.

    The Open Gate trust has awarded the Kasiisi Porridge Project a grant of £2,500 towards the further development of the Kasiisi School Farm. Two years ago this trust generously donated the same amount, helping towards the completion of the first chicken house. Now water is needed for the second chicken house. Open Gate’s contribution this […]

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