The Kasiisi Project (Girls Support Program)

Since 1997, the Kasiisi Project has aided education in and around Kibale National Park in rural western Uganda, East Africa. Founded initially as a link between the research-based Kibale Chimpanzee Project and the local community, the Kasiisi Project now works with several research groups in and around the park to target critical issues for the survival of the forest and support of the local population. We support early childhood education, promote conservation and health education, provide daily school lunches, train teachers, encourage literacy through libraries and computer usage, fund secondary school and college scholarships, and address the special needs of girls.
Dec 6, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! 

Thank you for your continued support! Kasiisi Girls Support Program is ever thankful and is continuing to put your money to great use! Each gift makes a huge difference to the girls, and therefore, the entire community in the around the Kibale Forrest in Uganda. Girl friendly latrines, access to sanitary pads, and to honest information about women's heath allows adolescent girls to graduate primary school and qualify to receive a scholarship for secondary school. One way to impact a girls' life directly is through providing a scholarship for secondary school. If you would like to sponsor a girl who graduates from one of the 5 primary schools affiliated with Kasiisi Project, please visit http://kasiisiproject.org/scholarships.htm and contact:

The Kasiisi Project
Akshita Deora
64 Linnaean Street #551
Cambridge MA 02138 USA

I also encourage you to give a donation as a gift during the holiday using GlobalGiving’s Tribute Cards. As you know, GlobalGiving donations are tax-deductable and perfect for end year giving! Visit: Learn how to make a donation as a gift to see how to give a perfect gift to family and friends.

Hope this holiday season is full of joy! 

Nov 3, 2010

Blog and Update

Executive Director, Elizabeth Ross, has just posted to the Kasiisi Project blog about the progress of the Girls Support Program.

Please visit: http://kasiisiproject.blogspot.com/

Nurse Lucy continues to visit the schools regularly and provide MakaPads for the girls each month. When she's at the schools she teaches health-education classes targeted to the girls P1- P7. We recently received her school visit logs for the past two months and she has visited all schools, talking to girls about issues including HIV, life planning skills, decision making, body changes, and hand washing (for the youngest girls). 

It's very exciting that MakaPads have begun to be distributed though the schools but are eager to continue forward and have Kasiisi Project house the first production site in Western Uganda! 

We have made incredible strides in the past year and a half, and truly appreciate your support. None of this is possible without your generous contributions.

Thank you again.

Sep 16, 2010

Lucy Teaching a Lesson

Sorry for the back to back updates, but I though you would all enjoy seeing this video of Nurse Lucy as she teaches. Thanks again so much for the continued support!

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