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Brennan Vail

My summer with the Kasiisi Project was absolutely incredible! I was conducting research at Kyanyawara, Kasiisi, Kigarama, and Kiko schools on the relationship between nutritional status and energy expenditure of primary school children. I was also looking at the effect … Continue reading

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Michelle Sirois

My summer with the Kasiisi Project was one that I will never forget. I spent many afternoons teaching, learning, sharing and laughing with the students in Kyanyawara and Kasiisi Primary Schools. Aside from those afternoons in the classroom, I most … Continue reading

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Amy Hanna

I found out about the Kasiisi Project though meeting Elizabeth Ross, Director, at a conference for Zoo Educators in 2010. I was invited by Elizabeth to visit the project when I moved to Uganda a year later. At the Kasiisi … Continue reading

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Kirsten Floyd

Spending a month last summer working with the Kasiisi Project could not have been more memorable! Waking up to the baboons running up and down the trails, going to the schools, working with the teachers at Kasiisi, learning from and … Continue reading

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Nancy Merrick, Gary Lairmore and their children Brian and Kate

Who knew that you can paint blackboards to restore their smooth surfaces and make them useful once again? We loved working on the project, and hope they help! We saw some amazing volunteer efforts, including the early construction of the … Continue reading

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Katya Wheelwright

My involvement with the Kasiisi Project began in 2006 when I fundraised for the project as a part of my sophomore National Honor Society project at my high school. I collected enough money to support a Kasiisi scholar in his … Continue reading

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Jess and Matt

A Couples Experience In 2011, Matt & Jess lived as a married couple in Kanyawara, Kibale National Park, Uganda. While Jess was studying the chimpanzees in Kanyawara, Matt was volunteering with the Kasiisi Project. Here are their stories: Jess, the … Continue reading

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Chris Affleck and Ellen Sarkisian

We came to Kasiisi in June of 2011 and worked exclusively at the Kanywara school, where the principal had requested we focus on the school goal of building a culture of literacy. We observed classes at all levels, led workshops … Continue reading

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