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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.
Building has started at Kiamara Primary School – there will be five new latrines, resulting from the grant awarded by the British and Foreign School Society, to whom we are very grateful.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Thanks to a grant of £5000 from the British and Foreign School Society to the Kasiisi Porridge Project, we are beginning to build girl-friendly latrines at Kiamara, Kasenda and Nyabweya primary schools. Work has already begun on the first ones.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.
Many congratulations to Musingu Moses who has been appointed Head of Kasiisi Primary School following the prestigious promotion of our previous Head, Lydia Kasenene to the post of Deputy District Education Officer for Kabarole District. Moses has taught for many years at Kasiisi and brings a wealth of experience and understanding to the job. We welcome […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Among other innovations being brought to our Farm, David is introducing permaculture in the form of permagardening. This is a technique that integrates water-saving methods, companion planting and organic soil fertility. The method is especially useful during the rainy season, when heavy rains can wash away nutrient-rich topsoil. Permagardening in Africa has been shown to increase vegetable […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Although we have a number of large water barrels to retrieve rainwater from the farm building gutters, it is never enough, and the rainfall is increasingly unpredictable. Our next major challenge is to raise enough funds to install an underground tank to prevent the expensive and time-consuming need to carry water from the river up to the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
As promised, a new solar panel has been installed on the roof of our Volunteer House, giving power for light, mobile phones etc. Peace Corps volunteer, David McHolland is among those to be delighted with its arrival. Many thanks indeed to our four generous donors. Click on Continue Reading, below, for more photos.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our new Peace Corps volunteer David McHolland held a meeting with farmer Abel and Field Director Pam Otali on the vernanda our Peter Stebbings-funded farm accommodation, soon after his arrival. He will be living in this house, which will shortly have solar powered electricity, part funded by an anonymous donor and matched by three of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Last month we harvested our first honey from the beehives on our Kasiisi School Farm – 10 litres. Not a huge harvest but our hives are new and the dry season has been quite wet which affects the yield. It was a magical experience, very dark with wonderful […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A road running down to the river, across the farm is now complete, graded, and with a murrum surface. This will greatly ease access to all parts of the land.Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Kasiisi Porridge Project farm is producing vegetables for the local market – peppers, bananas, cabbages, beans and eggplants. Next to soy and coffee baby mango trees have been planted . Bees are swarming on the new hives and chickens and pigs are healthy and productive. The feed mixer is working well and the farm […]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.
In April this year pupils from Years 3 and 4 (8 and 9 year olds) from Focus School, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, ran 600 metres round their local cricket pitch, in Potton, Bedfordshire. In chilly but dry conditions, all of them completed the course. Very well done! The 10 and 11 year-old children, in Years 5 and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.