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  • Kasiisi Project Netball cup

    Posted on December 19, 2016 by admin in coverage, News, Uganda.

    In November, the Kigarama girls won the Kasiisi Project Netball cup.   A real feather in their cap! Very well done to them, and also to Yvonne Pemberton, our teacher volunteer from Bedfordshire, UK, who coached them so successfully earlier this year.

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  • and then… Queen of Katwe

    Posted on December 19, 2016 by admin in coverage, News, Uganda.

    Kasiisi Project contestants, parents, coaches and the Kibale Forest Schools Program support team in Kampala. Thanks to Barbara Stevens, Kasiisi Project Literacy Director, everyone went to see Queen of Katwe while in Kampala for the Ugandan National Spelling Bee Competition – a great new Disney movie, the true story of a girl from the Kampala slums who became […]

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  • Congratulations and thanks

    Posted on December 19, 2016 by admin in coverage, News, Uganda.

    Congratulations to the students, and thanks to the Peace Corps for sponsoring this event, our Peace Corps Volunteers for coaching their teams and to volunteer Jim O’Keefe for helping out with the Kasiisi team.  Very well done, students who entered the competition!!! It is a great achievement just to participate in this event. We are […]

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  • Success!

    Posted on December 19, 2016 by admin in coverage, News, Uganda.

    Daphine competed, with her team in Kampala. Kasiiisi Primary School competing against 19 other schools nationwide, reached the final 8 in the Uganda National Spelling Bee competition and travelled to Kampala with their parents and Project personnel, for an amazing experience.

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  • Spelling Bee Competition – a first for Kasiisi Primary School

    Posted on December 19, 2016 by admin in coverage, News, Uganda.

    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.

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  • Who’s who in Martha’s goodbye photo

    Posted on September 8, 2016 by admin in coverage, News, Uganda.

    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 […]

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  • At the school

    Posted on September 8, 2016 by admin in coverage, News, Uganda.

    A music, dance and drama competition at Kasiisi Primary School shows the emphasis being put on the importance of nutrition.

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  • New crops at the Guest House, on the school site

    Posted on September 8, 2016 by admin in coverage, News, Uganda.

    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.

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  • On the farm

    Posted on September 8, 2016 by admin in coverage, News, Uganda.

    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 […]

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    Inching towards a campsite on the farm

    Posted on September 8, 2016 by admin in coverage, News, Uganda.

    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.

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    The well system

    Posted on September 8, 2016 by admin in coverage, News, Uganda.

    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.

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    A busy Parents’ Day at Kasiisi Primary School

    Posted on August 20, 2016 by admin in coverage, News, Uganda.

    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. 

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  • The new dormitory raises achievement

    Posted on August 12, 2016 by admin in coverage, News, Uganda.

    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 […]

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  • Kasiisi girls show the way in football

    Posted on August 8, 2016 by admin in coverage, News, Uganda.

    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.

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  • At last! The first water from the new farm well.

    Posted on July 14, 2016 by admin in coverage, News, Uganda.

    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 […]

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