Teacher Biographies


Kasiisi Primary School at the Uganda National Spelling Bee

Kasiiisi Primary School competing against 19 other schools nationwide, reached the final 8 in the Uganda National Spelling Bee competition. The students traveled to Kampala with their parents and with Kasiisi Project/Kibale Forest Schools Program personnel. Thanks to Barbara Stevens, … Continue reading

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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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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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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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How are we doing? What our school principals say.

We asked the principals of the  14 Kasiisi project/Kibale Forest Schools Programme schools to tell us how they thought we were doing. Since you support these programs we thought you might like to see what they think. I think that … Continue reading

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Better Cook Stoves Serve Women and Children

Traditional 3 stone fires are a leading cause of health problems in developing countries. In areas where they are used, smoke particles and toxic emissions make respiratory disease the 6th leading cause of death and have been shown to affect … Continue reading

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Kasiisi Project Teachers write Reading Books

In 2015 the Kasiisi Project sponsored two workshops to introduce teachers to free, online,  multilingual, culturally relevant reading materials.  Led by Kasiisi Project Literacy Coordinator, Adyeeri Moses, they  also learned to write and upload stories. The result is The Elephant … Continue reading

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Kasiisi Project and the Peace Corps

The Kasiisi Project/Kibale Forest Schools’ Program (KP/KFSP) are proud of our partnership with the United States Peace Corps and we feel really lucky to have three enthusiastic volunteers working in our schools. One volunteer works in all 14 schools, with … Continue reading

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Kigarama Library Gets 3000 New Books

Kasiisi Project Literacy Director, Barbara Stevens and her husband Wayne Lobb spent 3 weeks unpacking and shelving  3,000 books at Kigarama library in February. Thanks to donations from Weston Public Library, Trinitarian Congregational Church in Concord, MA, and UK based … Continue reading

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Social Entrepreneurship at Kasiisi

This summer MIT D-Lab student Nai Kalema, visited  Uganda as a follow up to her classwork, to work alongside teachers in Kasiisi Project schools to develop a pilot program introducing the concept of Social Entrepreneurship, the process of pursuing innovative solutions … Continue reading

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Girl Rising Premiers In Uganda at Kasiisi Primary School

 Girl Rising Girl Rising had its Ugandan premier at Kasiisi Primary School. The film which is directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins and produced by 10×10, and has been showing in US cinemas, “celebrates the strength of the human … Continue reading

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Kasiisi – A model school

  Kasiisi Primary School is an official “Model School”. The programs that have contributed to it’s rapid improvement and excellent academic performance, are of interest to the Members of Parliament and Government Officials from all over Uganda who visited the … Continue reading

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Peer Education for Girls with the Jane Goodall Institute

The Kasiisi Project Girl’s program works to keep girls in schools. Data show that that each additional year of education for girls reduces the risk of HIV infection by 7% and delays the first pregnancy by a year! However since … Continue reading

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Kyota Thomas, Recipient of Teacher Scholarship

Kyota Thomas works at Kasiisi Primary School. He teaches mathematics and science to P6 and P7 (US Grades 5 and 6). He is pursuing a Diploma in Primary Education at Mountains of the Moon University.

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Marunga Ruth, Recipient of Teacher Scholarship

Marunga Ruth teaches mathematics, social studies and Rutooro to P6 and P7 at Kiko Primary School. She is pursuing a Diploma in Primary Education at Mountains of the Moon University Fort Portal.

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Mugenyi Didas, Recipient of Teacher Scholarship

Mugenyi Didas teaches mathematics and social studies at Kyanyawara Primary School to P6 and P7 classes. He is pursuing a Diploma in Primary Education at Kyambogo University Mubende Campus.

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