The Kasiisi Project believes that girls should have access to sports just like their male classmates! The Kasiisi Project has started two all girl soccer teams at neighboring project schools. The teams recently had their first match and everyone was thrilled with the girls performance and positive attitudes. Girl's soccer helps build confidence, maintains fitness, provides the opportunity for team learning and allows these young girls the chance to be KIDS! Very few public schools in Uganda have girl's soccer, the Kasiisi Project continues to be at the forefront of supporting girls in a variety of ways!
The Kasiisi Project thanks you for all your continued support and trust in our program.
350 students from all 14 Kasiisi Project/ Kibale Forest Schools gathered together to celebrate Earth Day. The students showcased their wildlife club activities to each other and to about 150 parents and representatives of local government, other NGOs and Wildlife Authorities.
The Kasiisi Project schools border Kibale National Park which is the forest home of rare and endangered special including monkeys, elephants, and chimpanzees. The areas human population is growing at an alarming rate and putting enormous pressure on the park. The Kasiisi Project is committed to instilling a commitment of environmental stewardship in Uganda's next generation and encourage a more sustainable way of living.
How does the Kasiisi Projects environmental commitment and sanitary pad project support the same mission? Because the Kasiisi Project believes that developing initiatives to assist girls in successfully completing school and their education is a benefit to the environment. Training girls to be environmental leaders, entrepreneurs, and government officials means that these young women will be advocates for the land, environment and species around Kibale National Park ! And when women are working and learning, they are educating others about healthier and more environmentally friendly ways to cook their food, raise children and make money.
Thank you for supporting the Kasiisi Project Sanitary Pad project. Your generosity helps so much!
The young women participating in the Kasiisi Project just keep excelling! Not only are they excelling in school attendance, in part because of the Kasiisi Project Sanitary Project, but they are also excelling in academia !
For example, the Kasiisi Spelling Bee team and the Komyamperre student who won the regional Rutooro Spelling Bee traveled to Kampala last weekend to compete and be recognized in the National Spelling Bee. Spellers’ families, teachers, and Kasiisi staff traveled to Kampala as well to support Reagan, Gloria, Daphine, and Gorret. The Kasiisi team made it to the second-to-last round, successfully spelling words like cellular, hoist, and oxymoron, among others. We are so happy the spellers’ families were able to travel to Kampala to witness their children in action! Our Kasiisi family was, by far, the loudest in the crowd and we’re still overwhelmed with happiness and pride. Congratulations, Reagan, Gloria, Daphine, and Gorret!
We would like you to further congratulate spelling bee participant Daphine. Daphine just graduated from Kasiisi Primary School in December where she participated in debate club, was a member of the winning Music, Dance and Drama (MDD) team, and as discussed above competed in Uganda’s national competition in Kampala. On top of an incredible final year of primary school, Daphine is one of our new Kasiisi Project Scholars and started Kyebambe Secondary School this week. Congratulations, Daphine!
The Kasiisi Project was busy in 2016! We look forward to another successful year in 2017 !
In 2016, the Kasiisi Project continued their mobile health care clinic, where we provide 2-3 members of our staff as clinical officers - a nurse, a medical officer and a lab technician - 2 days a week to the Kibale National Park Uganda Wildlife Authority Mobile Clinic. The clinic delivers health care to villages around Kibale National Park, which are far from other medical resources.
We have also completed 5 blocks of girl friendly latrines with washrooms at 4 Kasiisi project Schools – Kiamara, Kasenda, Iruhuura and Nyabweya Primary School.
Lastly, the Kasiisi School Dormitory, which opened in February 2014 with 8 girls is continuing to grow. By September 2016 the number of current boarders numbered 77 – approximately 2/3 girls. Boarding facilities provide students with more study time, regular food, academic support and tutoring resulting in much better exam results than day students.
We hope to keep up the momentum in 2017! Thank you for all your donations
Thanks to a special Kibale Forest Schools’ Program summer volunteer the girls at Kasiisi Primary School are becoming expert bare foot soccer players! In general, soccer is not a game that girls play in Uganda. Rural girls usually play netball – a forerunner of basket ball. However, as a result of regular coaching this summer, the Kasiisi Girls’ Soccer Team competed at the Sub-County level in 2016 for the first time – their first match was August 12th. We are so proud of the Kasiisi girls for giving soccer a try !
Additionally, this summer Kasiisi Primary School hosted a parents day! Boy and girl scouts showed off their activities, building fuel efficient, low emission stoves and camp shelters, and the Kasiisi Project Health Team demonstrated RUMPS (re-useable menstrual pads), tippy-taps for hand washing , dish racks for safe drying of eating utensils and storage of food, and small gardens designed for more intensive agriculture. As always the school and parents expressed their gratitude for everything that generous donors to the Kasiisi Project have done to improve their school.
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