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.
Jan 3, 2017

2016 Successes!

Happy New Year!

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 

Aug 23, 2016

Girls playing Soccer!

Girls Soccer
Girls Soccer

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.

Soccer for Girls
Soccer for Girls
Pads
Pads
Parent Day
Parent Day
May 26, 2016

Kasiisi Dormitory

Dormitory children
Dormitory children

The Kasiisi Project recently completed a dormitory at Kasiisi Primary School for elementary school girls and boys. The dorm is a signfigant project, not only because of its scale, but also because the dormitory provides a safe place for young children to live, study, eat and have no commute to and from school! The children are able to focus on their studies. The dormitory is especially good for young girls who face lots of challenges while commuting many miles to school, these risks included older boys and men requesting sex in exchange for rides to school, money for books etc. Studies show for every year a girl stays in school her risks of HIV infection reduces 7% and her first pregnancy is delayed a year.

In February the Kasiisi Dormitory opened its second year of operation. In the first year boarders performed 16% better than day students in their primary leave exams. Enrollment has swelled to 73 children, 70% are girls. 

Dormitory boys and girls
Dormitory boys and girls
Dormitory sign
Dormitory sign
 
   

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