Kasiisi Project Updates


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Conway Walk raises over $12000 for the Kasiisi Dorm

Huge thanks to Kathryn, Caroline and Jessica Conway who walked 22 miles to raise funding to complete the dormitory at Kasiisi Primary School, and to all their  wonderful, generous friends who supported them. The $12580 raised will finish the floors … Continue reading

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Goodbye and thank you Martha

We sadly said goodbye to 2015-2016 Princeton in Africa volunteer Martha Beirut with a special lunch for our Ugandan staff.  Martha who worked with us on our conservation education program (and a lot else) is on her way to Ethiopia … Continue reading

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Kasiisi Girls Playing Soccer

Thanks to Harvard undergraduate and Kibale Forest Schools’ Program summer volunteer, Laylah Joudeh, the girls at Kasiisi Primary School are fast becoming expert bare foot soccer players.  In general, soccer as a game for girls is a newish concept for … Continue reading

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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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