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  • Beekeepers and chicken house

    BEES: agreement and training

    Posted on January 13, 2015 by admin in News, Uganda.

    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 […]

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  • Attracting wild bees

    Attracting bees to the farm – a new initiative

    Posted on January 13, 2015 by admin in News, Uganda.

    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. […]

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  • Result for the last sale of the year

    Posted on December 8, 2014 by admin in News, UK Activities.

    The generous residents of Ashwell and surrounding villages spent £326 at our stall on 6th December – a very useful amount indeed.

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  • Yvonne and pupils 2 Dec 2014

    The Biggleswade School hears about the Kasiisi Porridge Project

    Posted on December 8, 2014 by admin in News, UK Activities.

    Yvonne Pemberton organised the talk given on 2nd December. She also created a collage comparing Kasiisi Primary School with the Biggleswade School as an educational focus for the children.  £100 was raised in less than one hour, mostly from sweets, designed and made by senior students, and sold to the school pupils in the audience.   Thank you!

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  • CIS Christmas Fair

    Christmas stall at Cambridge International Schol Market

    Posted on November 30, 2014 by admin in News, UK Activities.

    Once again Cambridge International School invited to sell crafts and cards at their annual Christmas stall which was run by Kate, with Graham Ross, here modelling a Ugandan handmade patchwork apron to entice customers!  £127 was taken in the two hour sale.

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    For sale: Christmas Flowers cards

    Posted on November 26, 2014 by admin in News, UK Activities.

    Just £3.99 for a pack of 10, these cards contain the words: With Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year. All proceeds go straight to the project. To place an order, please email porridgeproject@btinternet.com (For full picture click on Continue Reading)

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    For Sale: Riding to Bethlehem Christmas cards

    Posted on November 26, 2014 by admin in News, UK Activities.

    Just £3.99 for a pack of 10, these cards contain the words: With Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year. All proceeds go straight to the project. To place an order, please email porridgeproject@btinternet.com (For full picture click on Continue Reading)

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  • 63 Riss pumpkins

    Emily and David Riss donate their pumpkin proceeds

    Posted on November 23, 2014 by admin in Grants and Donations, News.

    Several hundred pounds have been given again to our Project by Drs David and Emily Riss (parents of Caroline Riss, Project Director at Kasiisi until a few years ago) – as a result of their pumpkin sales from their farm in New Hampshire, USA.   They kindly put together this collage – thank you to them both […]

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  • Ashwell museum

    Don’t know Ashwell? Come and visit on 6 December…

    Posted on November 22, 2014 by admin in News, UK Activities.

    Ashwell is four miles north of Baldock in Hertfordshire. It has a wealth of architecture spanning several centuries, mostly in a fine state of preservation – well worth a wander after visiting our Craft Stall in its 14th century church, on Saturday 6th Dec, 9 am – 1pm.   The village used to be home to a number […]

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  • St Mary's Ashwell

    Christmas Fair in Ashwell 6 December

    Posted on November 22, 2014 by admin in News, UK Activities.

    We are again holding our popular craft and card stall at St. Mary’s Church Christmas Fair on Saturday 6 December from 9 am – 1pm, offering a myriad of unique and appealing items including Ugandan handmade items which make really great presents, beautiful good value cards, and more. Come and enjoy browsing the many other arts and craft […]

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  • kasiisi bees

    Bees on the farm

    Posted on November 22, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    It is common knowledge that bee populations are declining everywhere,  and so we are delighted to announce that The Kasiisi Project is now becoming a partner in bee-keeping in Uganda. We are now hosting beehives on our farm, working with local research scientists to trial “bee-fences” as a deterrent to crop raiding elephants and spreading the […]

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  • Girls on bikes

    Ready to ride to school

    Posted on November 22, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    The brainchild of volunteer Oliver Bradley (whose family generously donated the first 25 bikes) the pilot bicycle initiative is providing 25 girls from Kasiisi and Kigarama Primary Schools with bicycles, and teaching them to ride them. Buffalo bicycles,  provided by World Relief Bicycles, are built to withstand the tough roads of Africa. All the girls will receive helmets, […]

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  • Oliver Bradley with girls and bikes

    Making the school walk safer

    Posted on November 22, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Thanks to American volunteer Oliver Bradley, we have an exciting new programme to protect girls from sexual harassment , increase their access to education and to promote independence and self reliance: BICYCLES!  During the long walks to school girls in particular are vulnerable to sexual harassment on the road,and the temptation, when you are tired, to […]

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    Grand Draw to mark 2015 – our 10th Anniversary

    Posted on November 20, 2014 by admin in News, UK Activities.

    In 2015 it will be 10 years since Kate was requested by Kasiisi Primary School Head, Lydia Kasenene, to establish a feeding programme for her pupils. To celebrate this milestone we are holding a raffle with tickets at £2 each for some wonderful prizes, including the exquisite bedspread pictured here, quilted specially for the project by […]

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  • Wrestlingworth Harvest money paper mugs

    Wrestlingworth Lower School pupils donate £87

    Posted on October 20, 2014 by admin in Grants and Donations, News, UK Activities.

    As a Harvest Festival activity, the generous pupils of Wrestlingworth Lower School each decorated a paper “porridge” mug and stuck coins onto it to pay for many mugs of real porridge at Kasiisi – and not for the first time.  Thank you to the children, staff and families involved for another imaginative donation.  Your kindness is […]

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