Harvard and MIT at Kasiisi Primary School


Harvard and Mountains of the Moon group at the Kasiisi Project Guest House

8 Harvard undergraduates and 2 faculty visited The Kasiisi Project for 12 days as part of a J-Term course to study development, aid and education using the Kasiisi Project as a case study.

Chimpanzee Tracking

Conversation over lunch

Funded by the Harvard Presidential Initiative Fund and led by Cabot Housemasters Rakesh and Stephanie Khurana, the group prepared for their visit with 4 days of classes at Harvard covering micro-finance, international education, social entrepreneurship and the environment . In Uganda the Harvard students were joined by Ugandan faculty and students from Mountains of  the Moon University in Fort Portal, to look more closely at issues impacting development, aid, education and the environment, in the field.

Harvard Professor Richard Wrangham talks to the group about Chimpanzees






Jess and Aron at the Kasiisi Farm















Jessica Huang and Aron Walker from the MIT D-Lab are holding a week-long workshop for 20 teachers from 6 Kasiisi Project schools on developing hands-on instructional material from the local environment  to use in their very large science and social studies classes.

This program is funded by the MIT D-Lab

Teachers Making a Map of Africa

Jess oversees practical science experiments with Ugandan teachers

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