The Kasiisi Project moves more project oversight to Uganda

The Kasiisi Project has taken 2 major steps towards  addressing the administrative imbalance that currently exists between the US and Ugandan arms of the project. Originally conceived as an equal partnership between Ugandans and Expatriates, as the project has grown more and more administrative decisions have been made in the US.
In order to correct this problem we  have begun the first stage of strengthening the administrative structure of our Ugandan counterpart, The Kibale Forest Schools and Student Support Project (KFSSSP) – a registered Community Based Organization – by recruiting professional help with strategic planning and restructuring of membership, committees and boards.

Strategic planning meeting Kasiisi School Library 2/11                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               


Caroline, Akshita Puram, Director KP scholarship program

In addition we have hired 2 new employees to ensure that the recommendations of the strategic planning committee are followed up. Caroline Riss has come on board as interim Kasiisi Project Field Director for a year.  A lawyer working as a  Public Defender in Montana for the past 3 years her mandate is to put KFSSSP on a firm foundation so that it will continue to operate effectively into the future. Koojo Mathew has been hired as Assistant Field Director and Computer Specialist. A graduate of Makerere University and a Kasiisi Project Scholar, sponosored by the Field School in Weston he has returned to the Kasiisi Project as an employee bringing with him new and valuable skills.

Caroline  demonstrates the use of  binoculars
KP Director Elizabeth Ross and Assistant Field Director Koojo Mathew
2 Elizabeths: Elizabeth Ross and Elizabeth Kasenene, Principal Kasiisi Primary School and founder member KFSSSP Executive Board
Elizabeth Ross and Elizabeth Kasenene
Elizabeth Ross and Emily Otali, Chair KFSSSP/KP Scholarship Committee  discuss student report


Elizabeth Ross, Elizabeth Kasenene and KFSSSP Administrative Assistant Sunday Godfrey
Elizabeth Kasenene and Kagaba Joshua: Chair Kasiisi School PTA, Member of the scholarship committee and founder Executive Board Member KFSSSP
John Kasenene, Chair of Executive Board KFSSSP lectures Kasiisi Project teachers on care for the environment

We would like to thank all the generous donors who understanding the importance of  administrative funding have financed our new employees and have made possible the start of the move from a small project run by a  group of like-minded friends  to a truly professional organization with its own momentum which will survive and thrive after we have gone. Not forgetting all the good friends who are too numerous to list here we wish to acknowledge in particular The Jimmy Stewart Foundation, The Maria Norbury Foundation, The Coldbrook Fund, the Kirk and  Slotpole Families, the Kasiisi Project Girls Program and The Kasiisi Porridge Project (UK) for their timely generosity.

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