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Three vats of the porridge are prepared from midday and all gone by 1.20pm. Four separate queues now accommodate the porridge demand. Yvonne noted how good it was to see so many of the pupils at Kasiisi benefit from the porridge, particularly important in the rainy season where more energy is needed to counter the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Yvonne worked at Kigarama and Kasiisi Primary Schools in April, introducing ‘Kung Fu Punctuation’, the solar system, work on exchange letters from and to her own pupils and the maths game Trumps. At the Nursery School, where children as young as four learn English as a second language she spent productive time on numbers, sounds […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.
At last the rains held off for long enough for our farm road to be completed, watched here by the farm dog, Police. The murrum is down and access is now greatly improved.Continue Reading... No Comments.
We are thrilled that a brand new block of latrines has been completed for the girls of Kiamara Primary School. This is thanks to the generosity of the BFSS, to whom we are very grateful. And there are more latrines to come, in other neighbouring schools, making a significant difference to the health, attendance and […]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.
Kasiisi Primary School is to enjoy a much-needed new latrine block, and our volunteer teacher Yvonne Pemberton will notice a new block being built in our neighbour, Kigarama School, where she will do some teaching in April.Continue Reading... No Comments.
This new piggery, being inspected by Dr Emily Otali, our Project Director, is near completion, thanks to funds raised by Queen Anne’s School, Caversham, UK.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Ten bags of soya beans have been harvested and dried recently, adding to the variety of crops now cultivated on the school farm.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Peter Stebbings Memorial Charity have generously funded the creation of a deep drilled well at Kasiisi School Farm which will guarantee clean, accessible water for many years to come. When built, there will be no more time-consuming and expensive carrying of water from barrels, and fetching from the river in the dry season. At last, after […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
These new piglets are in desperate need of a new piggery as space is now becoming a real issue on the school farm. Luckily, funds raised by Queen Anne’s School, Caversham, in the UK have come to the rescue and a brand new piggery is being built.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.