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.
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.
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.
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.