SAVING A FOREST • GIVING HOPE

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WHAT IS THE KASIISI PROJECT?

AT THE KASIISI PROJECT, WE ARE DEVELOPING THE NEXT GENERATION OF UGANDAN CONSERVATIONISTS.


Since 1997, The Kasiisi Project has supported the conservation of Uganda’s Kibale National Park by supporting  communities dedicated to protecting and stewarding their lands, waters and wildlife. With nearly half of Uganda’s population under age 15, young people have a significant role to play in preserving the country's natural resources, both now and in the future. Our program primarily targets the 8,000 children attending 16 forest-edge primary schools. By fostering a connection between education and conservation, we are informing and inspiring a new generation of Ugandan conservationists.

We drive tangible change by focusing on three key strategies: conservation, education and health.

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CONSERVATION

ENSURE THE REGION'S PEOPLE AND WILDLIFE COEXIST INTO THE FUTURE​


​We instill the importance of conservation by teaching children about Uganda's unique wildlife and sharing with communities ideas for living more sustainably. 
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EDUCATION

CREATE EXCITING LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS FOR KIBALE'S CHILDREN TO THRIVE


Education is the key to a better future for all Ugandan children and we are committed to helping schools remove the barriers that prevent children from attending school or reaching their full potential.
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Health

QUALITY EDUCATION DEPENDS ON HEALTHY CHILDREN


Poor health and nutrition impacts children's attendance and their learning potential while in school. We support simple, safe and effective school-based interventions that improve both health and education outcomes for Ugandan children.
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THE KASIISI PROJECT BY THE NUMBERS


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16

PRIMARY SCHOOLS

We work in 16 primary schools in and around western Uganda's Kibale National Park.
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8,000

STUDENTS EDUCATED

Our programs reach over 8,000 primary school students per year.
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158

SCHOLARSHIPS

We've funded over 150 students to progress to secondary schools and universities in Uganda and abroad.
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68%

IMPROVEMENT IN ATTITUDES TOWARD KIBALE

Since 2014,  our students' attitudes toward Kibale National Park scores have increased by 68 percent.
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700

WILDLIFE CLUB MEMBERS

With over 700 members per year, our wildlife clubs promote environmental knowledge, prioritize active conservation and support​ the academic curriculum.
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2,120

INDIGENOUS TREES PLANTED

Students raise and plant indigenous trees. Over 2,000 tree seedlings from school-based nurseries have been planted in 16 communities.
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1,000

IMPROVED COOK STOVES INSTALLED

Teacher-led, student-run stove building teams have built and marketed over 1,000 fuel-efficient cook stoves in Kibale communities.
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22%

IMPROVEMENT IN ATTITUDES TOWARD ELEPHANTS

Since 2014,  our childrens' attitudes toward elephants scores have increased by 22 percent.

Your gift can do so much to save a forest and give hope.



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A child born in Uganda today will only be 38 percent as productive when she grows up as she could be if she enjoyed complete education and full health.

- UGANDA ECONOMIC UPDATE 2019, WORLD BANK


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The Kasiisi Project is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to the Kasiisi Project are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. The Kasiisi Project's tax identification number is 54-2195079.
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