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.
A celebration was held in June to celebrate the new Kigarama classroom block and to honour the children of the Focus School in Biggleswade, and other generous donors, who collaborated to build this wonderful new building, “the best in Kabarole district”. In honour of the occasion trees were planted, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This is the old, condemned classroom at Kigarama Primary School, where Yvonne Pemberton, from Focus School, Biggleswade, spent two weeks earlier this year. Constructed from mud bricks over 50 years ago, it was still in use till earlier this year.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Yvonne Pemberton, who leads a small primary school, of 61 pupils, as part of Focus School, Biggleswade Campus returned to Kasiisi in March. She was struck by the progress that had been made in many of the KFSP projects since she was there in July 2014. For example, Kasiisi Primary School has new latrines and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Yvonne took a wealth of her own teaching materials, such as the maths game Trumps, which the teachers enjoyed too. She also took a number of fiction and textbooks given by Bedfordshire’s Dunton Lower School as well as pencils, pens and rulers, provided by her school as a result of a sponsored spellathon. Other useful resources […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Yvonne took new kit-thanks to St Mary’s School, Baldock. The Kigarama team is now the only team in the league to have full kit.Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.
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.
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.