On a BBC World Service panel programme on leadership, Harvard Business School Professor Rakesh Khurana was asked to describe an impressive leader. His fellow panelists chose different CEOs. Rakesh chose Lydia Kasenene, Headmistress of Kasiisi Primary School. Listen to what he has to say on this podcast (MP3 file) from about minute 24, which is about five-sixths of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A new four light solar system has been installed on the chicken house roof, marking the introduction of solar energy to the Kasiisi School farm. We hope we’ll be able to afford to expand this initiative before too long.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Esther Kanyanyuzi has become our new Assistant Field Director, working directly for our Ugandan partners, the Kibale Forest Schools Program (KFSP). Esther who has a BA in Public Administration, is the youngest of 11 children. Before coming to us, Esther worked for the Social Science Ministry of Water and Environment and the Ugandan Electoral Commission. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Three agricultural students from the RUCID (Rural Community in Development) Organic Agricultural Training College in Mityana District of Uganda, have chosen to do their fieldwork at Kasiisi School Farm. Ester, Evelyne and Peninah, are spending three months sharing expertise and learning the practicalities of their chosen career. Among other things that they hope to do at […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Headteacher Lydia Kasenene shows off a well deserved trophy. Kasiisi Primary School came second in the 2012 Kabarole District School League Table. It’s hard not to believe that a daily school meal was a contributory factor! Congratulations to all the children and teachers.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Bonnie Lei from Harvard University, has just spent a highly successful two weeks at Kasiisi with a group of fellow undergraduates, planning to put in place a School Farm Club, with the active support of students from the Mountains of the Moon University in Fort Portal, pictured with her here. 50 pupils – half girls half boys […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Good News!! We have finally been able to purchase and transport a boar to our piggery, to join our 6 young sows. The ban on animal movement owing to African swine fever in the district, imposed last July, has at last been lifted. The boar made it safely to his new home. He is a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Harvard student Bonnie Lei (second from left) has taken up the cause of our Ugandan children’s nutrition. Among the 8 members of her team is Dominic Akandwanaho, Kasiisi pupil turned Harvard scholar. In the picture we have Josh, Bonnie, Clara, Bernadette, Rachel, Kenneth, Dominic. We look forward to hearing your progress, Bonnie and team! Here is what […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Kasiisi Project biodigester is now producing methane! These flames will soon be used to cook the porridge. Below is a picture of the biodigester before it was finished, waiting for the wall made of water bottles to be constructed. The biodigester was built by Engineer Vianney and his team, and students from West Point Military […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Carpenter Paul has produced this superb made-to-measure box to take our eggs from the School Farm to Fort Portal for selling. Driver Juce can now take up to 16 trays at a time on the back of his boda.Continue Reading... No Comments.
As well as a variety of vegetables, we now have two new sections planted with maize, thanks to the efforts of the boys who are being introduced to new, more efficient ways to grow this crop.Continue Reading... No Comments.
On the KPP farm, the girls have prepared three large beds for vegetables. They’ll include cauliflower, collard greens, chard, onions, beetroot and beans. The latest group to get involved numbered more than 70, so a lot got done! Click “continue reading”, to see more photos. These girls are learning farming methods which will produce good yields and help […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our vision for the farm includes close involvement of the children in its development. Here, Peace Corps volunteer, Keith Miller, introduces pupils from P5 to the work that’s going on.Boys mark out a new experimental seed plotContinue Reading... No Comments.
To keep the hens happy, and the eggs a healthy size and colour, they are now receiving more greens, grown on the farm.Our hens are now laying up to 16 trays (some 500 eggs) a day, and all being sold locally.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Kasiisi children have produced hundreds and hundreds of soil-filled plastic water bottles to be used instead of expensive bricks in the new latrine wall next to the biodigester. Once complete, and set up with enough manure, the biodigester will yield enough gas to cook the school’s daily porridge.Continue Reading... No Comments.