Apologies for our lapse in BLOG posts – A very busy first quarter and some software issues are our excuses. Below is a summary of what we have been up to since the start of the year.
New Kasiisi Project Schools – Mituuli and Rutooma Primary Schools joined the Kibale Forest Schools’ Program/Kasiisi Project bringing the number of schools we work with to 16 and the number of children to over 11,000.
Kasiisi Project Nurse – Tuihiases Shamillah, the Kasiisi project Nurse attended a month long peer-educators training course in Kampala
ZACC Conference – In January, Ugandan Project Director Emily Otali came to the US to attend the Zoos and Aquariums Committing to Conservation conference in Jacksonville, Florida. She served on a panel discussing women and conservation and gave a paper on the challenges of multinational projects from the Africa perspective.
New Farm Manager – In January 2018 we hired a new manager for the Kasiisi Farm. Tusiime Joshua is working with Princeton in Africa Farm Fellow, Clara Jessup to improve productivity and community outreach.
Project Kick off meeting – 160 members of our communities and schools met to discuss last year’s achievements and to plan for this year. School staff were joined by local government officials, village health teams and district health authorities.
New Scholars – 5 new scholars, 2 girls and 3 boys received Kasiisi Project secondary school scholarships in February 2018