At the schools… Harvard researcher Brennan Vail investigating the effects of lunch on the children. She took arm measurements and put accelerometers round their waists to monitor the level of their activity. Early results indicate that a mug of porridge produces statistically significant higher energy levels, particularly in girl orphans.Continue Reading... No Comments.
UK architects Matt Parker and Rob Mawson are back home now, after doing a wonderful job with our Ugandan partners, developing a School Farm. Self-sufficiency is the aim. Timber must be prepared and a plot for the farm latrine: More work on the double, 40 ft latrine: Joseph outside his temporary house […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Already a temporary store is now nearly complete on the land, and a chicken house is on the way. Our volunteer architects Matt and Rob have attracted lots of help and local interest. The first task for architects Matt and Rob was researching local farms and discussing pig and chicken farming methods with local farmers. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Every schoolchild needs lunch. Obvious? Well yes, but do we know exactly why, and the consequences of not having a daily meal at school? Harvard student Brennan Vail’s research this summer will produce the hard evidence needed to answer these questions. Oli ota! My name is Brennan Vail and I am in Uganda this […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Two dynamic young architects from Sheffield University, Matthew Parker and Robert Mawson, have volunteered to go to Uganda for 6-8 weeks this summer. They will design a School Farm to be built on the land bought by the KPP, now owned by the Kibale Forest Schools and Students Support Project. In April they visited the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In September 2010, our Director, Kate Wrangham-Briggs and her daughter, TV Researcher, Isobel Briggs, spent two weeks working in Kasiisi and Kyanyawara Primary Schools planning the next steps of the Porridge Project with the Kibale Forest Schools and Students Support Programme (formerly AFROKAPS), and making a publicity video (see Home Page). Gallery of their trip: […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
On 19 March 2010, a ceremony was held in Fort Portal to inaugurate the PIBID tooke flour initiative officially. Marching to the Toro Brass Band was followed by entertainment from schools and speeches recording the history and benefits of Tooke Porridge – which was served to the visiting dignitaries, the principal Guest of Honour being […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
At the end of January we acquired 20 acres of farmland near Kasiisi Primary School. Bordered by a stream on one side, which will greatly aid irrigation, and by a papyrus swamp on another, mixed cash crops are envisaged, to maintain the funding of the Kasiisi Porridge Project well into the future. After the administrative […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
1000 children started receiving a daily mug of porridge – their first school meal ever. In February 2009 two trustees visited Kasiisi, painted classrooms, took new footballs and even a trombone. They also saw the great progress made with the buildings onsite, pictured left. In June 2008 a group of Kasiisi Porridge Project trustees and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
New latrines, funded by the Kitchen Table Charities Trust are more or less complete at Kasiisi Primary School. The splendid new kitchen, built partly with funds raised for the Project by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP in London, is also near completion.Continue Reading... No Comments.
In June 2008 a group of Kasiisi Porridge Project friends from the UK visited Kasiisi Primary School – charity trustees and lawyers from Cadwalader Wickersham and Taft LLP, the London firm of solicitors that has supported the Kasiisi Porridge Project since it began.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Water Latrines Kitchen Under the leadership of the Charities Committee Chair, Yvette Croucher, Cadwalader have raised over £12,000 for our charity. A significant proportion of this is being used to build a kitchen, to produce the porridge: Painting of classrooms Forging links Meetings School letter project Welcome assembly Sport The children […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
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