Since its formation in 1992, St James’s Place Foundation has aimed to make a positive and lasting change to the lives of children and young people. Cherishing Children is still their largest focus area, and they have generously given the Kasiisi Porridge Project the sum of £2,500. These funds will be used to purchase a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
On 9 July a group of children of Dunton Sunday Club, in Bedfordshire, UK, held a stall in the Church Summer Fair and raised £60 from mugs painted by their young customers, along with the sale of some Ugandan beads. It was their idea and we thank them all. Thanks as well to David and Barbara Mowbray, Rev Carole […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
All of us at the Kasiisi Porridge Project wish our children in Uganda and all those who work so tirelessly for the Project, as well as our supporters and friends throughout the world, a peaceful, fruitful and happy Christmas and New Year. You all have our deep thanks for everything you do. (From Kate, Director)Continue Reading... No Comments.
A celebration was held in June to celebrate the new Kigarama classroom block and to honour the children of the Focus School in Biggleswade, and other generous donors, who collaborated to build this wonderful new building, “the best in Kabarole district”. In honour of the occasion trees were planted, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This is the old, condemned classroom at Kigarama Primary School, where Yvonne Pemberton, from Focus School, Biggleswade, spent two weeks earlier this year. Constructed from mud bricks over 50 years ago, it was still in use till earlier this year.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Yvonne Pemberton, who leads a small primary school, of 61 pupils, as part of Focus School, Biggleswade Campus returned to Kasiisi in March. She was struck by the progress that had been made in many of the KFSP projects since she was there in July 2014. For example, Kasiisi Primary School has new latrines and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Yvonne took a wealth of her own teaching materials, such as the maths game Trumps, which the teachers enjoyed too. She also took a number of fiction and textbooks given by Bedfordshire’s Dunton Lower School as well as pencils, pens and rulers, provided by her school as a result of a sponsored spellathon. Other useful resources […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Yvonne took new kit-thanks to St Mary’s School, Baldock. The Kigarama team is now the only team in the league to have full kit.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Three vats of the porridge are prepared from midday and all gone by 1.20pm. Four separate queues now accommodate the porridge demand. Yvonne noted how good it was to see so many of the pupils at Kasiisi benefit from the porridge, particularly important in the rainy season where more energy is needed to counter the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Yvonne worked at Kigarama and Kasiisi Primary Schools in April, introducing ‘Kung Fu Punctuation’, the solar system, work on exchange letters from and to her own pupils and the maths game Trumps. At the Nursery School, where children as young as four learn English as a second language she spent productive time on numbers, sounds […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Rebecca Hooker started saving her pennies in a bottle when she was just ten years old. On reaching 18 she counted them. They totalled just over £85. She decided to donate it all to the Kasiisi Porridge Project and presented the bottle to her family friend Yvonne Pemberton at her 18th birthday party. Thank you Rebecca for such a very […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We are thrilled that Yvonne Pemberton, Head of Primary at Focus School Biggleswade is set to travel back to Uganda this month. She will spend two weeks teaching at Kigarama and Kasiisi Primary Schools, and will certainly see some changes since her last very successful visit, with her daughter, Meghan, in 2014. We will report on […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
On Sunday 28th February, the Kasiisi Porridge Project was kindly invited by St Mary’s Church, Potton, to have a stall selling Ugandan crafts. £62.62 was raised in a very short space of time, representing a healthy number of mugs of porridge. Thanks are due to Rev. Gill Smith for the suggestion, and to the kind supporters […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
As part of their Green Schools Initiative, the Guardian’s journalist Matthew Jenkin explores the educational and environmental issues involved in the process of harnessing the power from human waste at Kasiisi Primary School (11 February 2016). See http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/green-schools. The photo here shows children making plastic bottle bricks, filled with soil as part of the biodigester latrine walls, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.