UK-based Abby Payne from AfID (Accountants for International Development) has been working this autumn with our project accountant, Amanyire James, pictured here in the project office. As a professional accounting volunteer, she has been helping James to put all our accounts onto Quickbooks.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Three of our sows have produced 26 healthy piglets between them in the last couple of weeks. The new piggery funded by Scott Bader has made this possible. A great Christmas present for our project!Continue Reading... No Comments.
Thanks to funds granted by the Peter Stebbings Memorial Trust, the building of onsite accommodation is well under way. With two spacious dormitories, a kitchen, bathroom and a veranda, there will be space for at least 8 working volunteers / student interns. This will make it much easier and more pleasant for those working temporarily […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our second group of agriculture student interns Alex, Ezra and Amuza worked on many different aspects of the farm this summer, including mixing chicken feed, as pictured here. Soon we hope to be able to offer accommodation on the farm itself for such groups.Continue Reading... No Comments.
To help make sure that the porridge project will be able to pay for itself in the future, we are planning to seek investment for an ecocampsite near the pretty river which runs along the farm boundary. This is the site that has been identified. We are beginning to clear it now to facilitate the overall design […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This summer, cadets from West Point Military Academy again spent time at Kasiisi. One of their main achievements was to build a biodigester on the school farm. When it is in use in the future it will provide much needed energy through biogas. Thank you West Point!Continue Reading... No Comments.
Using the £1,950 grant from the Scott Bader trust, the Kasiisi School Farm now has a second piggery next to the first (on right). A number of litters have been born over the summer, so this new accommodation is a vital new resource. See the pictures below for the building exterior, and more on the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A generous supporter has donated £500 for more solar panels to add to the ones pictured – so far the only ones we have. The batteries will be mobile and so will be usable on other parts of the farm if necessary, but to begin with the energy will be vital for lighting new chicks. This is a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Having helped build a biodigester at Kasiisi Primary School last summer, West Point cadets have returned to build another at the KPP school farm. We are very appreciative of this move as it will generate methane gas for heat and light and cooking fuel, making a big difference to life for the workers (and the hens!) […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our pigs haven’t disappointed and a number of litters have now been born, healthy and well looked after. Here’s the latest lot with tired-looking Mum.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Thanks to the Stevenage Churches Interdenominational Mission Project, we have a new 4 room, spacious, airy chicken house, just completed – a vital addition to the school farm after the success of the first year of chickens and egg-laying. With a new batch of chickens, the amount of profit from eggs will be significant enough to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our egg sales have been so successful that a whole new set of chicks have now been purchased to continue the income generation designed to offset the bill for the children’s daily porridge. An organisation called SCIMP (four churches in Stevenage, UK) have pledged the funds necessary to build a new chicken house, which will […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our three agricultural students are coming to the end of their three month internship. They have helped transform the farm with their enthusiasm and ideas, while learning a lot about the practical aspects of farming in Uganda. We’ve been absolutely delighted to welcome them and hope for a continuing link with their College.Continue Reading... No Comments.
The land is undergoing more and more clearance, with more and more attention being paid to crop cultivation and the use of sustainable practices.Continue Reading... No Comments.
These newborns are adding to the numbers and to the hopes that we are now well on the way to successful pig farming, with another piggery already planned.Continue Reading... No Comments.