We have made it through 2020 thanks to your support. Our staff are still employed, our programs intact and we are looking ahead with confidence to coming out the other side of this terrible epidemic energized and productive. But we still face critical funding challenges. Here is a chance to see your support for us matched.
If you have never given to us before through online donation platform Global Giving, here is an opportunity to see your first donation tripled if you make it between December 14th and 18th. This has to be your first donation to us via Global Giving and you have to commit to 4 monthly donations. After your fourth donation Global Giving will give us a 200% match of your first donation. Go to Global Giving for terms and conditions. Giving regularly is a great way to support us. The financial hit is less for you and knowing how much we have coming in allows us to plan better. Please consider this as an alternative way to support us, or even in addition to annual one-off donations. With only a 4-month commitment you can test it to see if it fits your giving needs.
Interested in Girls' issues? Donate to Project 2700 - Sanitary Pads Keep Ugandan Girls in School. Conservation more your thing? Then give to Project 44346 Developing the Next Generation of Conservationist.
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Uganda closed its schools in March due to the corona virus pandemic. Since most of our work requires close face to face contact with students and teachers we had to find new ways to present our programs. Adhering to the Ugandan government's rules on COVID-19 safety we closed our offices and our staff worked from home. Using ingenuity and imagination they adapted quickly to the new constraints and have been able to continue with over half of our planned projects despite the virus, by using radio broadcasts to reach communities and by moving our programs into the villages.
The Kasiisi Project has a new website www.kasiisiproject.org and a lively new logo. A revised format, updated information, new maps and photos bring fresh life to our website, making the work we are doing in Uganda more accessible. Thanks to Eric Losh, author, illustrator and Logo designer par excellence , www.elosh.com , we also have a logo that highlights our areas of concern, Conservation, Education and Health. The lively design celebrates the children who are the primary focus of our outreach, and the color scheme pays tribute to the Ugandan flag. Eric is a good friend to Kibale and we are delighted to work with him again.
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The Kasiisi Project proudly announces the winners of the 1st Annual Kibale Conservation Youth Art Contest. We asked children ages 5 to 18 to learn about Uganda’s Kibale National Park and express what they’ve learned by drawing, painting or sculpting one of the magnificent species that call the Park home. We were dazzled by the artists’ creativity, the variety of chosen wildlife, large and small, and the powerful messages that accompanied each piece.
Looking for fun and unique ways to connect kids with nature and wildlife during school closures? We’re here for help! Throughout the summer, we'll be sharing at-home activities and online learning resources to help bring Uganda's wildlife into your home.
In honor of our closest cousin in the animal kingdom, happy World Chimpanzee Day! Today is a celebration of chimpanzees and an opportunity to raise awareness about the vital need for worldwide participation in their care, protection and conservation in the wild and in captivity.
We need to talk about periods. And not the much-loved punctuation, but the big red elephant in the room. And while hardly dinner-table conversation, periods have a dramatic and yet under-discussed impact on health, education, and conservation in the developing world.
Rutooma Primary School, one of our newer schools, has won the 2018 Kasiisi Project/Kibale Forest Schools’ Program Music, Dance & Drama Competition. Competition was stiff, and they narrowly beat Kasiisi Primary School in the run-off competition.
On July 31st, our wildlife clubs celebrated Elephant Pride Day. Over 300 children from 16 forest-edge schools marched with banners and bands through nine different villages and trading centers. Children performed skits, shared poems and sang songs about elephants for audiences of almost 1,600 villagers. Representatives from the Uganda Wildlife Authority accompanied the children and fielded questions, including some tough ones about crop raiding.
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