Kasiisi Primary School is an official “Model School”. The programs that have contributed to it’s rapid improvement and excellent academic performance, are of interest to the Members of Parliament and Government Officials from all over Uganda who visited the school last month.
Contributing enormously to our success are the volunteers who support us by bringing new, exciting programs to our schools. This summer has got off to a great start. All kinds of great programs are underway with more to come.
Cadets from West Point Military Academy returned for a second year to the Kasiisi Project to build another Biogas Digester – this time on the project farm. The methane generated from farm waste will provide heat, light and cooking fuel for the farm.
Our Peace Corps Volunteer, Keith Miller, took a group of 6 boys and girls from Iruhuura and Kasiisi Primary Schools to the Ugandan Peace Corps sponsored Camp GLOW/BUILD, a youth development program covering health, gender equality, team building and critical thinking
Volunteers from Weston Public schools returned for a 4th trip to help teach math and critical thinking. This program is part of a collaboration with MIT which placed students from an Education and Development course in Weston classrooms. For more details about their trip click here for their BLOG.
Each school will now assemble a small team of P6 and P7 students who will engage in the challenge of building the tallest strongest tower as they vie for the title in the inaugural KFSP Engineering Challenge!
Harvard graduate Allison Rosenberg, also in close collaboration with MIT and the Weston teachers, will be developing technology clubs in our schools for the next 6 months. She is also helping the teachers develop practical science lessons for very large classes.