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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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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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Health Peer Education Workshop

Fifty Six 4th and 5th grade girls and boys  attended a Kasiisi Project/Kibale Forest Schools’ Program Health Peer-Education workshop at Makerere University Biological Field Station to learn to be health resources for their fellow students. Based on previous data we … Continue reading

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Latrine Updates

  Thanks to generous donations from all of you, construction of new latrines at Kasiisi Primary School is now underway. They won’t quite be ready in time for school opening on Monday, but the builder tells us 2 weeks so … Continue reading

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Girl’s Latrines

Good sanitation is critically important to education at many levels. Health, dignity and attendance of both students and teachers are profoundly impacted by poor sanitation. The Kasiisi Project has a goal to provide adequate latrines and clean water in all … Continue reading

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Matching Funds For Girls’ Latrines

Many thanks to everyone who has supported us thus far. We have great news. A generous donor has agreed to match every $100 we raise with another $50 up to $2000. To build 2 new latrine blocks will cost $6000. … Continue reading

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Emergency Funding for Girls’ Latrines

  This is the time of year for last minute donations  for 2015. If you have  a few dollars to give we have an emergency that really needs them Last week the second latrine block at Kasiisi Primary School Collapsed … Continue reading

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Reusable Menstrual Pads

  The Kasiisi Project provides sanitary pads and  underwear to all menstruating girls in 5 schools. However we do not have the resources to expand this program to the other 9 Kasiisi Project schools.  One way to reach more schools … Continue reading

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First Aid in Kasiisi Project Schools

Last month,  thanks to demonstrations from our health team, almost 4000 primary school children  from 7 Kasiisi Project schools learned basic first aid – how to stop bleeding, relieve pain, and prevent shock and further injuries, . With help from two … Continue reading

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Let Girls Lead Workshop

Peace Corps Volunteer and Kasiisi Project Girls’ Health Program Coordinator, Katelyn Wigmore, took 2 Kasiisi Project Scholars, Gift Winnie and Nsemerirwe Priscillar to a 4 day workshop in Kampala held by  Let Girls Lead  and the Girls’ Voices Initiative , … Continue reading

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