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Health

Quality education depends on healthy children

Poor health and nutrition reduces children's time in school and their learning while in school. We provide simple, safe and effective school-based interventions that improve Ugandan children’s health, but also their learning potential and life choices.

Healthy kids learn better. Our skills-based health education program focuses on research-informed strategies that encourage children to maintain healthy behaviors, change unhealthy behaviors and delay onset of risky behaviors. Working in five schools, we reach over 5,000 students, as well as their teachers, parents and communities. 

For girls, we provide additional tools, training and infrastructure to help them complete their education. Up to 80% of girls in rural Uganda drop out before completing their primary education. As a result, Uganda has the highest teen pregnancy rate in Sub-Saharan Africa; girls and women are disproportionately infected by HIV; and Uganda has one of the highest maternal death rates in the world. Educated girls tend to be healthier, marry at a later age, have fewer children, healthier families, earn more and reinvest in their communities.

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Our legacy of expertise, innovation, trust, collaboration and results makes The Kasiisi Project a truly unique and trusted force for conservation.
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WE MEANINGFULLY CONTRIBUTE TO THE HEALTH OF KIBALE COMMUNITIES THROUGH HEALTH EDUCATION, SUPPORT FOR GIRLS AND PARENT ENGAGEMENT.


HEALTH & HEALTH EDUCATION

HELPING CHILDREN LEAD HEALTHIER, MORE PRODUCTIVE LIVES

The Kasiis Project's school-based health education program targets factors that put children at risk, such as teenage pregnancy, HIV and other diseases, poor nutrition and lack of clean water. In doing so, we promote learning, ensure children are healthy, and simultaneously reduce absenteeism.

GIRLS SUPPORT

LEAVING NO GIRLS BEHIND

Education reduces vulnerabilities and allows girls the opportunity to reach their full potential. We dismantle many of the barriers that exclude girls from education, and provide them with the learning resources, tools and support to finish their education.

PARENT ENGAGEMENT

EQUIPPING PARENTS TO DISCUSS SEXUALITY

By providing training and tools to help parents effectively and accurately discuss sensitive sexuality topics, we improve children's sexual and reproductive health behaviors and outcomes.

OUR HEALTH INITIATIVES


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HEALTH EDUCATION

PEER EDUCATION

We train girls and boys to be health resources for fellow students. Peer educators and senior teachers learn the basics of hygiene, malaria prevention and nutrition, and a more comprehensive understanding of sexual and reproductive health.
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GIRLS SUPPORT

RUMPS

Sanitary pads are expensive in Uganda. And without access to private wash rooms and sanitation facilities to dispose of pads, many girls find it difficult to go to school once they reach puberty. We train girls, boys and their teachers to make Reusable Menstrual Pads (RUMPS). 
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HEALTH

HPV VACCINATIONS

In Uganda, cervical cancer accounts for 40 percent of all cancers, and 80 percent of women are diagnosed with advanced disease. Vaccines to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, the primary cause of cervical cancer, are approved for use in Uganda, challenging to access, particularly in rural communities. We facilitate HPV vaccinations in all 16 of our primary schools.
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PARENT ENGAGEMENT

INCREASING PARENTAL GUIDANCE

Working with a large group of stakeholders, we've developed educational materials and a sustainable support network to help parents serve as primary sources of sexual and reproductive health information. The project has been generously funded by the Conservation, Food, and Health Foundation.

"He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything."

- Arab Proverb