Kasiisi Project Updates


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Living with Apes in the Wild – BBC World Service conversation with Kasiisi Project Director, Dr. Emily Otali

Go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02pkd88#auto to hear our wonderful Project Director Emily Otali in a conversation about working with chimpanzees on the BBC World Service. Emily who is also the Field Director of the Kibale Chimpanzee Project, talks about about Living with … Continue reading

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Kasiisi Project and the Peace Corps

The Kasiisi Project/Kibale Forest Schools’ Program (KP/KFSP) are proud of our partnership with the United States Peace Corps and we feel really lucky to have three enthusiastic volunteers working in our schools. Katelyn Wigmore, recruited by KP/KFSP works in health … Continue reading

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Kasiisi Students Celebrate Earth Day

Students from Nyabweya Primary Schools represented the Kasiisi Project/ Kibale Forest Schools’ Program at Earth Day celebrations hosted by UNITE in southern Kibale National Park. This is a great opportunity for us to share what we are doing and to … Continue reading

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Kasiisi Girls Get a New Supporter

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Just Go Girl to expand our sanitary pad and sexual health education programs. We received our first shipment of donated pads last week and have already started distributing them to our … Continue reading

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Kasiisi Photography Project 2015

In collaboration with the Urban Assembly School in the Bronx, Bronx Zoo and Brookwood School in Manchester, Massachusetts, we have launched our photography project for 2015. Helped by Princeton in Africa volunteer Max Sugarman, students from Kiko primary school are … Continue reading

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Drop Everything and Read Day at Kasiisi Project Schools

  Seven Kasiisi Project/Kibale Forest Schools Program schools participated in Uganda’s Drop Everything and Read Day on March 5th – Kasiisi School lent books to Pere Achte, Iruhuura, Kiko and Kiamara. Kigarama now has its own library  and Kyakatara was … Continue reading

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Kigarama Library Gets 3000 New Books

Kasiisi Project Literacy Director, Barbara Stevens and her husband Wayne Lobb spent 3 weeks unpacking and shelving  3,000 books at Kigarama library in February. Thanks to donations from Weston Public Library, Trinitarian Congregational Church in Concord, MA, and UK based … Continue reading

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Girl’s Dormitories open at Kasiisi Primary School

The girls’ wing of the dormitories at Kasiisi Primary School opened last month at the start of the new school year, adding to the suite of girl focused interventions we have initiated to keep them in school. Girls face many … Continue reading

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Community Birding in Kasiisi Project Schools

Kibale Forest Schools Program/Kasiisi Project director Jim Fenton has brought his passion for birds to our schools by starting a community birding program in the Wildlife Clubs, helped by Sylvester a keen local birder. For many of us birdwatching was … Continue reading

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Growing Live Trade Market Threatens Great Apes

The Great Ape Survival Partnership marks World Wildlife day with a short but arresting  movie highlighting a serious and growing threat to Great Apes. They have their forests cleared, they are hunted as bush meat and now they are increasingly … Continue reading

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