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EDUCATION

We create exciting learning environments for Kibale's kids to thrive

Education is the key to a better future for all Ugandan children and we are committed to working with local education authorities to remove barriers that prevent children from attending school and reaching their full potential.

​Improving school infrastructure,  supporting the development of good teachers, and providing access to libraries and technology can reduce drop out rates, boost attendance of both students and teachers, and improve learning results.

Our holistic approach focuses on helping children obtain a quality education through school infrastructure upgrades, professional development for teachers, scholarship awards, establishing nursery schools, integrating technology and supporting community capacity-building initiatives. In partnership with local education authorities we work to help them improve teaching quality and learning outcomes, and to breathe new hope into education for children in the region.

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WE ADDRESS BARRIERS TO EDUCATIONAL ENROLLMENT AND RETENTION THROUGH INFRASTRUCTURE, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND SCHOLARSHIPS.


INFRASTRUCTURE

CREATING SAFE & CHILD-FRIENDLY SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTS

We support new infrastructure, including classroom construction, dormitories, clean water and sanitation facilities (WASH) and girl-only washrooms. By building schools libraries and supporting reading groups, we're further advancing literacy. 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

IMPROVING EDUCATIONAL QUALITY

Teacher training and professional development lag in Uganda, but are essential to a sound education system. We sponsor teachers to upgrade their qualifications and regularly offer workshops and specialized training. We also invite teachers to join students on outings and field trips to Kibale and other National Parks.

SCHOLARSHIPS

TRANSFORMING LIVES THROUGH EDUCATION

Since the late 1990s, we've been funding scholarships to enable students to progress through secondary school and college or university educations. One Kasiisi scholar graduated from Harvard,  7 have gone to graduate school and 4 have attended medical school. Over 90 percent are gainfully employed.

OUR EDUCATION INITIATIVES


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INFRASTRUCTURE

LATRINES

The Kasiisi Project has built girl- friendly latrines at nine primary schools. Girls only latrines have washing facilities and are surrounded by a large private barrier, allowing girls privacy when they attend to feminine hygiene. 
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INFRASTRUCTURE

LITERACY

We build school lending libraries, train teachers in literacy instruction and sponsor women’s groups that focus on home-based learning and literacy for preschoolers. These efforts are generously funded by the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Concord, Massachusetts.
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INFRASTRUCTURE

CLEAN WATER

In partnership with Village Drill and funded by the Waterloo Foundation and Dry Creek Charity we provide schools and neighboring communities with constant supplies of clean water from boreholes.
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

TEACHER BURSARIES

Better-qualified teachers drive improvements in student achievement. Since 2007 we've provided tuition assistance for teachers to upgrade their qualifications. To be eligible, teachers must have completed one self-financed semester.
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SCHOLARSHIPS

THE GOODHART PRIZE

Named for the late Brad Goodhart, the Goodhard Prize is given each year to the two Kabarole District girls who scored the highest on the Grades 10 and 12 public exams. Brad Goodhart was a Board Member of the African Orphans Foundation where he helped coordinate fundraising for orphaned girls in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia. 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

- Nelson Mandela


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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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