Evelyne, Paninah and Ester, seen here with two of the farm labourers, are agricultural students from RUCID (Rural Community in Development) on a 3 month internship at the Kasiisi School Farm. They are proving to be a valuable asset to the farm, while furthering their own training at the same time.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Now that our six sows are pregnant, we will be needing more space for the piglets, so we have the beginnings of a new, brick-built piggery. It’s only just starting, and we need more investment to complete it, but we hope that will happen before long.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Greens grown on the farm keep the hens healthy and their yolks yellow.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Keith helps the farm workers with the latest harvest. A huge amount of clearing and cultivating over the last few months has led to this moment.Continue Reading... No Comments.
They are pictured here with our Peace Corps volunteer, Keith Miller. To read what the US Ambassador to Uganda thought of the farm, and to see more pictures, go to his Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.442884272471589.1073741850.118029964957023&type=3Continue Reading... No Comments.
Ambassador Delisi engages the attention of pupils at Kasiisi Primary School during his much anticipated visit to the school last week. He was joined by the Member of Parliament from Burahya County, the LC Five Kabarole District, the Town Clerk, Community Elders, the Reverend Kasiisi Church, Kasiisi Project Head Teachers,he KFSP Board of Directors and the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Esther Kanyansuzi, our new Assistant Field Director, and James Amanyire, our Accountant, ready to greet Ambassador and Mrs Delisi when they visited Kasiisi Primary School on 8 April.Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.