Marketing and Accounting Volunteers
Through the great work of two UK based charities Accounting for International Development, which provides help to development organisations that, due to their limited resources, are unable to access vital accounting and financial management trainin, and TIE, which partners the expertise of communications professionals with the need of NGOs, to create sustainable change.
The Kasiisi Project has benefited from two professional volunteers this fall. Abby Payne from AfID has been working with our project accountant to put all our accounts onto Quickbooks. Hanne Haugen an employee of London advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy, has generated a business and communications strategy to help us market our income generating programs e.g. the Kasiisi Guesthouse, and increase awareness of the work we do, both locally and internationally.
Iruhuura Primary School Wildlife Club Rocks!
In January 2013, Kasiisi Project school, Iruhuura Primary School, was chosen to participate in Camp Uganda’s wonderful program, that combines a “camp” experience with conservation and environmental education, at the Uganda Wildlife Education Center in Entebbe. As a part of their activities they learned to build fuel efficient Rocket stoves from bricks, manure and mud.
Under the direction of their wonderful Wildlife Club Patron, Muhimbise Elius, the children of Iruhuura, on returning home, formed their own organisation, The Grassroots Action for Clean Environment. This initiative, which is managed and led by the children themselves, has built 36 fuel efficient stoves in their homes and communities after school and at the weekend. They are now being asked by neighbouring schools to bring the program to their children.
This is exactly what we hope our conservation education programs will do – provide the starting point from which the children and teachers in our schools will develop the passion and enthusiasm to take them to the next level themselves.