Volunteers Oliver Bradley (Yale ’14) , Clara Chen (Harvard) , Kayla Bruce (Tulane) , Ann Finkel (Harvard) and Matt Stolz (Harvard)
The US summer brings new groups of young volunteers to Uganda and with them a come a range of fun and educational activities for the schools – always a high point of the year for our students.
Students at Kyanyawara Primary School are learning to knit, thanks to the efforts of Ellen Sarkisian. Ellen, has donated wool and needles and has encouraged others to follow suit.
Kyanyawara girls knitting on the way home from school.
Oliver building the fire pit
Volunteers enjoying the fruits of his labors
Kasiisi Project hand logo in the fire pit
Volunteer Oliver Bradley has put his architectural skills to work designing and building a new fire pit, sporting the Kasiisi Hand Logo at the Kasiisi Guesthouse.
Lunch at the Kasiisi Guest House
Yvonne Pemberton introducing Maths games in the Kasiisi Primary School Library
Underwear for Kasiisi Girl Guides
Meghan introducing recorders to the P4 class
Megan and the Kasiisi Netball Team
Yvonne and Meghan Pemberton, visiting from the UK, introduced the children to recorders, brought skipping ropes, played netball and used games to enhance math skills. We thank Yvonne for suggesting to Tesco that they might donate underwear to our girls program. Providing underwear is an important component of menstrual care.
Harvard Student Clara Chen held cooking classes with Kasiisi Students as part of a nutrition and health enrichment project.
Clara making Rolex – omelets wrapped in chapattis- with Kasiisi students
Ann Finkel continued a program of cross-cultural research into cognition, comparing how Ugandan and US children’s allocate resources, and Kayla Bruce helped out with our girls’ sexual health program. Nai Kalema a student in the MIT D-Lab Education Class, worked with Kasiisi staff to introduce concepts of social entrepreneurship to the children.
Ann Finkel testing how Ugandan children distribute resources
Kayla Bruce and Kasiisi nurse Basemera Eve, with the Lalor Cup, awarded to the school who have made the most progress in girls’ health.
Nai Kalema meeting with teachers
Sunset from the Kasiisi Guesthouse