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We are delighted to receive the second tranche of our £4000 grant from the Marr-Munning Trust. This £2000 is significant not only in terms of providing a term’s worth of porridge for 1500 children, but frees up other funds to continue the vital development of the school farm and related initiatives.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our 10th Anniversary Grand Draw had 22 excellent prizes and produced a profit of £1300 for the Project. Longterm supporter Lynda Dolwin was the lucky winner of the beautiful African quilt, (see it in full in the second photo here) created and sewn for the Kasiisi Project by two Connecticut quilters, Angelina Deluca and Laura McCarrick.Continue Reading... No Comments.
KPP Trustee Ros White, supporter Jo Gordon and our Facebook Page caretaker Mary Patrick, made a fantastic refreshments team, serving tea, and cakes made by many friends of the Project to our very appreciative concert audience. The second photo here reveals our bakers’ expertise in close up.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Over 80 people attended the concert held at Howgills Friends Meeting House in Letchworth, Herts, UK, on Saturday 7 March, to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Kasiisi Porridge Project. From right to left are Norwegian mezzo soprano Marianne Andersen, pianist Simon Marlow and violist Clare Gardiner. The three musicians gave us a stirring and entertaining variety of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
As with all our interns, volunteer agriculture student Dinah works on many aspects of the farm, learning and working hard. Gaining experience of an apiary will be helpful to both sides.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Abel, with help from the agriculture students Alec and Dinah from Fort Portal’s Mountains of the Moon University, break for a photo on the land which was slashed and cleared in January (2015) ready for the next step.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Police is a firm favourite with our farmers and visitors. He provides both company and security to the farm workers, and is well looked after.Continue Reading... No Comments.
UK visitors (family of Kate’s former teaching colleague Jane Marriott, on the right of the photo), currently working at Fort Portal hospital, were shown the farm by Elizabeth Ross in January. They were particularly impressed by the effect of the chicken fertiliser on the new growth of the maize, planted alongside one of the two […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Dinah and Alec, from the Mountains of the Moon University, Fort Portal, are currently working as interns, and staying in the new onsite accommodation, funded mainly by Peter Stebbings Memorial Trust. Their cooking gas is provided via the biodigester, built last year with the help of West Point cadets. The farm dog is called Police.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Some 30 hives on our farm have now been colonised by wild African bees.Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Souter Charitable Trust, founded and run by Sir Brian and Lady Souter, have kindly awarded the Kasiisi Porridge Project the sum of £2000 to continue our work on the feeding programme. We are very grateful to them, and happy that they have had confidence in us for the third time.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our top supporter school, the Cambridge International School, in the village of Little Abington, just south of Cambridge UK, produced no less than £515 from their 2014 Christmas collection and sales of breaktime bacon rolls. This is truly a great school, funding many mugs of porridge, again! Thank you.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Come and celebrate our 10th ANNIVERSARY in a unique charity concert, organised by pianist Simon Marlow, at Howgills Friends’ Meeting House, 42 South View, Letchworth, SG6 3JJ, at3.00 pm Sat. 7th March 2015. £14 including refreshments. Music will include Brahms, Frank Bridge, York Bowen… performed by Marianne Andersen, Clare Fox and Simon Marlow. Email email@example.com for tickets.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Beekeeper Mujuni has agreed to give the Kasiisi Project 30% of the honey harvested. This should give the project at least 40 jars of honey if the colonies take a while to establish themselves and there is only one harvest, and more if he can harvest twice. Fingers crossed 2015 isn’t too rainy. Once the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Before Christmas, beekeeper Mujuni and two workers hung potential hives, and trapper boxes, in some of the farm trees, to attract wild bees. Putting the hives in the trees not only makes them more attractive to the bees, but also makes it less likely that other insects will colonize the hives before the bees do. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.