Kasiisi – A model school

 

Ugandan Members of Parliament from several constituencies on an offcial visit to the Kasiisi Nursery School

Ugandan Members of Parliament from several constituencies on an official visit to the Kasiisi Nursery School

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.

West Point Cadets work on the Kasiisi Farm Biogas Digester

West Point Cadets work on the Kasiisi Farm Biogas Digester

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.

Kasiisi Project PCV, Keith Miller and students from Kasiisi and Iruhuura at Camp GLOW/BUILD

Kasiisi Project PCV, Keith Miller and students from Kasiisi and Iruhuura at Camp GLOW/BUILD

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

Team building rope course at Camp GLOW/BUILD

Team building rope course at Camp GLOW/BUILD development program focusing on issues of health, gender equity and critical thinking,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Weston team at Logan Airport

The Weston team at Logan Airport – happy to be returning to Uganda!

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.

 

Boston Museum of Science Engineerting and Design Process being introduced at Kasiisi Primary Schoo

Boston Museum of Science Engineering and Design Process being introduced at Kyanyawara Primary School

Over 30 teachers from Kasiisi Project Schools turned up for an introduction to using straws to teach engineering

Over 30 teachers from Kasiisi Project Schools turned up for a Math and Engineering workshop – here they are building towers with straws.

Children use LEGO as game pieces and to solve problems at a  math manipulative workshop.

Children use LEGO as game pieces and to solve problems at a math manipulative workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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Allison Rosenberg demonstrates how to build a model lung for use in the classroom to science teachers.

 

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