Kasiisi Project Updates


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Great exam results from Kasiisi boarders and final push for completion of our dormitory

Monthly exam results show the impact of boarding at Kasiisi Primary School on student academic achievement. with mean scores increasing from 230 to 296 and  boarders moving up an average of 9 positions in class rankings over the first term … Continue reading

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A Moment to Celebrate – Running Water at the Farm

Thanks to a generous donation from the Peter Stebbings Memorial Charity through their support for our partner charity the Kasiisi Porridge Project  , our farm workers no longer have to carry water uphill from the river when our current rain … Continue reading

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Kasiisi Primary School Parents’ Day

During Parents Day at Kasiisi Primary School in June, parents and other visitors were treated to poems, dances, songs and sack races performed by the children. Everyone got a chance to see what their children were up to. There were … Continue reading

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Kigarama Classroom Opens

A celebration was held last week to celebrate the new Kigarama classroom and to honor  a generous anonymous donor, the children of the Focus School in Biggleswade, UK and Kasiisi Project literacy project director Barbara Stevens, who collaborated to build  … Continue reading

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Kasiisi Scholar graduates from Harvard

When Kasiisi Scholar Akandwanaho Dominic, majoring in neurobiology  graduated last week from Harvard College he became the 9th Kasiisi Scholar to graduate from University and the first from an overseas institution. Thanks to generous support from his sponsors Steven Oare, … Continue reading

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Brand New Classroom at Kigarama

Thanks to a very generous donation from an anonymous donor and support from the children of the Focus School in Biggleswade, England, we have been able to replace the condemned classroom block at Kigarama Primary School with a brand new … Continue reading

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Fight to Prevent Export of Ex Laboratory Chimpanzees to the UK

    Recent changes in the law have designated as endangered all chimpanzees – those in labs in the US as well as those in the wild – ending the split listing that allowed medical research to continue in the US … Continue reading

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Mothers’ Day and the Conway Walk for the Kasiisi Girls’ Dorm

Looking for a last minute Mother’s Day gift? Still haven’t bought those chocolates? What could be a better way to celebrate the mothers you love than to make a small donation in their honor to a sponsored walk to raise … Continue reading

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Kasiisi Latrines completed and Dormitory numbers swell.

Thanks to generous donations from friends and supporters and a matching Grant from the Coldbrook Fund we have completed  2 blocks of latrines for girls at Kasiisi Primary school replacing 2 that collapsed at the end of last year. The … Continue reading

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Wild Chimpanzees play with “dolls”

Did you know that young chimpanzees play “babies” with sticks and stones and that girls are much 3-4 times more likely to do so than boys? Click here to take a look at footage filmed by Richard Wrangham in Kibale … Continue reading

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