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Kasiisi Schools Rock in Regional Spelling Bee

The regional spelling bee competitions were held in Fort Portal last weekend. 20 school teams competed of which 13 were Kasiisi Project/Kibale Forest Schools Program schools, entering for the first time. Kasiisi, Komyampere, Kasenda and Kyakatara schools were included in … Continue reading

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Women and Conservation

I had the great honor to be invited to be one of 8 speakers at a meeting dedicated to Women and Wildlife Conservation hosted by Otterbein University  in Columbus, Ohio. “Finding Your Voice- inspirational stories from women who protect wildlife … Continue reading

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Not Just About Chimpanzees

While the Kasiisi Project/Kibale Forest Schools’ Program environmental education projects are still deeply concerned with the conservation of Kibale National Park’s chimpanzees, we recognise that all ecosystems are linked,  and thanks to generous funding from the International Elephant Foundation, The … Continue reading

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Hungry Orphans – a cost of the illegal trade in chimpanzees

Ngamba Island Sanctuary in Lake Victoria provides a home and care for chimpanzees rescued from the  illegal market in threatened apes. Captured  for zoos, research and  the  pet trade, on average 10 adult chimpanzees are killed for each infant caught. … Continue reading

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Clean Water for Kasiisi Project Schools

Thanks to generous donations from the Waterloo Foundation and DryCreek Charity we will be bringing ample clean water to all Kasiisi Project Schools in the next year. Current school water supplies, where they exists, depend on rain water collection systems, … Continue reading

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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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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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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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