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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.Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.