Category Archives: Uganda

  • P1010100

    The youngest children have a go

    Posted on August 15, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Trying the recorder for the first time is proving a fun experience for the early years children as well as the older ones. They will be able to carry on practising after Meghan departs as she is leaving 16 recorders behind, donated by Bedford Girls’ School.

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  • Porridge popular as ever

    Porridge as popular as ever

    Posted on August 4, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    The long queues witnessed by Yvonne and Meghan demonstrate the continuing need for the daily meal of porridge for the children of Kasiisi Primary School.  Each year group has their own colour mug, paid for by the families.

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  • Netball

    Netball – barefoot and skilful

    Posted on August 4, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Meghan and Yvonne both helped with the coaching of netball and with the equipment needed. Some of the skills they passed on were soon in action in their matches. Although the ground is uneven, with tree stumps and holes here and there, and is played barefoot, in Meghan’s words “the girls play as if it is completely […]

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  • Pants for girl guides

    Pants are popular

    Posted on August 4, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Thanks to Yvonne’s persistence and hard work, she and Meghan were able to take a large amount of much-needed girls’ underwear, donated by Tesco and Asda. This picture shows the appreciative Girl Guides, who know only too well how tricky puberty can be at school, without the right preparation.

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  • Skipping ropes

    Skipping through lunchtime with the visiting teachers!

    Posted on August 4, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Just 12 skipping ropes kept 40+ students occupied, in paired, small and large group skipping games.  Good for health, and good for counting practice too.  Yvonne has left all the skipping ropes at the school for future use.

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  • Yvonne introducing Maths game

    Maths is fun, with Yvonne

    Posted on August 4, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Yvonne co-taught both maths and English at Kasiisi, and introduced a game, Trump Cards, at lunchtime to girls and boys in P4 – 6 (ages 9 – 13). She also took 75 letters from Bedford Girls’ School students which she used in a reading/writing session, leading to a useful exchange of information about daily life. […]

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  • Meghan Pemberton recorder P4

    Recorder playing

    Posted on August 4, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Our 18 year old volunteer, Meghan Pemberton, introduced the recorder to the music lessons of the Kasiisi P4 (aged 9/10 years) children in July – a first for many. The 16 instruments she took with her will stay at the school. Thank you, Meghan!

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  • Yvonne and Meghan Pemberton

    Yvonne and Meghan Pemberton volunteer in Kasiisi

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

    Mother and daughter are in Kasiisi. See Meghan’s fascinating blog on our Facebook page (see bottom of the page for link). She describes their activities, and the work of 8 other volunteers – all working on longer projects, from firepit building to photography, and in Matt’s case helping improve the efficiency of our farm. Thank you all.

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  • West Point June 2014 with KFSP staff

    International cooperation and a day out

    Posted on June 24, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    On a visit to the Kibale Forest to see the wild chimps living near Kasiisi, Colonel Dacunto is joined by his West Point cadets, members of our KFSP (Kasiisi Forest Schools Project) staff and a couple of Kasiisi school children – a great day both for fun and for conservation education.

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  • Gas rings ready for use in Vol kitchen

    Environmentally-friendly cooking at the farm

    Posted on June 24, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Gas from the biodigester at our school farm can now be used in the newly completed kitchen in the volunteers’ house.  Biogas is piped to these gas rings, which are all set for cooking, saving on fuel costs and valuable wood and charcoal.

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  • P1070321

    Yoga time

    Posted on June 23, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Kasiisi pupils responded enthusiastically when a visiting teacher introduced them to yoga for the first time.

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  • West Point testing river water quality

    Testing the water

    Posted on June 23, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Before making decisions on the kind of pumps etc. to recommend, the quality of the river water is tested. This is the River Mahoma, running along the western edge of the Kasiisi farmland.

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  • West Point measuring altitude

    Measuring the terrain

    Posted on June 23, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    To get water from the river to where it’s needed – to the livestock and crops – a lot of preparatory work needs to be done.  Measuring the slope  etc. is one of them.  It will be next year before the installation of pumps is actually done.  2014 is the year of preparation and planning.

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  • Colonel Phil Dacunto with water engineer

    West Point return to help plan for the future

    Posted on June 23, 2014 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Colonel Phil Dacunto, West Point Professor of Environmental Engineering, is working with Ugandan engineer counterparts, and a group of West Point cadets.  They are planning how to make the best use of the river water for our school farm.

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  • photo2

    More piglets arrive

    Posted on June 4, 2014 by admin in coverage, News, Uganda.

    At the end of May our sow, known as Nan after a generous Worcestershire donor, gave birth.  She has 11 healthy piglets, most of which are visible in the next picture.

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