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    Marketing expert volunteers at Kasiisi

    Posted on December 12, 2013 by admin in News, Uganda.

    Hanne Haugen, an employee of London advertising agency Wieden and Kennedy,  has generated a business and communications strategy to help the Kasiisi Project market our income generating programs, including the School Farm,  and increase awareness of the work we do, both locally and internationally.

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    Accountant Abby Payne volunteers at Kasiisi

    Posted on December 12, 2013 by admin in News, Uganda.

    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.

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    Second piggery means more piglets

    Posted on December 12, 2013 by admin in News, Uganda.

     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!

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    New farm accommodation for volunteers

    Posted on December 12, 2013 by admin in Grants and Donations, News, Uganda.

    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 […]

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    Second group of student interns

    Posted on September 11, 2013 by admin in News, Uganda.

    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.

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    Thinking ahead

    Posted on September 11, 2013 by admin in News, Uganda.

    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 […]

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    Farm biodigester construction complete

    Posted on September 11, 2013 by admin in News, Uganda.

    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!

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    Our second piggery completed and full of pigs…

    Posted on September 11, 2013 by admin in News, Uganda.

    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 […]

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    New funding for more solar panelling

    Posted on September 11, 2013 by admin in News, Uganda.

    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 […]

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    A biogas digester for Kasiisi School Farm

    Posted on July 15, 2013 by admin in News, Uganda.

    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!) […]

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    More piglets

    Posted on July 15, 2013 by admin in News, Uganda.

    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.

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  • New chick house finished

    We have a brand new second chicken house

    Posted on July 15, 2013 by admin in News, Uganda.

    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 […]

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    1020 new chicks arrive – funded by our UK “BUY A CHICK” campaign

    Posted on May 21, 2013 by admin in News, Uganda.

    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 […]

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    Internships coming to an end – for now

    Posted on May 21, 2013 by admin in News, Uganda.

    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.

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    Peace Corps volunteer Keith continues to work hard on the farm

    Posted on May 21, 2013 by admin in News, Uganda.

    The land is undergoing more and more clearance, with more and more attention being paid to crop cultivation and the use of sustainable practices.

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