Sanitary Pads Keep Ugandan Girls in School

by The Kasiisi Project (Girls Support Program)
Girls Dorms
Girls Dorms

As promised, an exciting new update... WE ARE BUILDING DORMS at Kasiisi Primary School for 50 girls. Its really important that we succeed in creating a safe place for girls after school to significantly reduce the sexual overtures on the long walk home from school in the dark.

We've made great progress on the construction need some final touches: 

  • Finishing the floors
  • Glazing the windows
  • Painting (bright colors!)
  • Installing electric lighting
  • Equipping them with furniture and beds

Please help us this holiday season by giving a little extra to finish this dormitory project! It will allow girls to have more time to dedicate to their studies and protect them from the dangers of a walk home in the dark. 

"I want a dormitory because it protects us against the boys who offer us money on the way home. Being in a dormitory protects you from moving alone and in dark corners at night and you don’t get defiled" - Grace

Please see the attached PDF for more quotes from the primary school girls.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Thanks again for your continued support. I'm constantly amazed by the progress we are making thanks to Elizabeth Ross and the Kasiisi team in Uganda.

Younger Girls
Younger Girls

Thanks again for your continued support. Its amazing how quickly the Girls Program has been able to scale thanks to your generous donations. Please find November's update attached in a PDF file. Also... keep an eye out for next month's update! We'll be sharing some exciting news about the scale of the peer education program (hint: more schools, more girls) and a brand new initiative to help keep girls safer at school. 

Thank you again and have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!

Girls Reading Class
Girls Reading Class


Happy September!

I thought you all would love to see a few examples of notes that some girls wrote to Nurse Lucy. They absolutely adore her and its been amazing to hear how much they trust her. Thank you again for your continued support.


Thank you & Congratulations...

We hit the $100,000!

What I find so amazing about this number is that it was not 10 $10,000 donations but rather, to reach $100,000, there were 2,329 unique donations. This means that the average size of donation was $42.00, and the most frequently donated amount was $30. This accomplishment is representative of each of your donations, and the power of many 'small' acts put together to create a true difference. 

I have a "real" update coming in the next few weeks when the director returns from the schools with news. Until then, enjoy the summer months and CELEBRATE! 

Hello Wonderful Donors!!

I have two big updates.

1) The results for 2010 PLE have come in! There is no difference in results between boys and girls at the Kasiisi Project schools. The average for all schools is Boys 20.6 and the girls 20.8 The eight other schools that are included in our Conservation Education programs that get no girl's interventions the girls did significantly worse than the boys (this difference is significant p=0.03). 

2) Girls' Peer Education Program has expanded.... from 3 schools to to 13 schools! Now included in the training and participation in peer education are all five Kasiisi Project schools and the eight schools that participate in Conservation Education initiatives. 

Thank you for helping these wonderful things happen, and please think about supporting the Girls Support Program again in the future so that these 10 schools can develop into really significant and supported initiatives.



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Project Leader:
Caroline Riss
Cambridge, MA United States
$225,203 raised of $400,000 goal
3,971 donations
$174,797 to go
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