Munywani Wange, or “My Friend” in the local language of Rutooro, acts as our guiding light throughout our time in Uganda. Partnering with the Kasiisi Project and Elizabeth Ross, Ph.D. & Faculty Dean at Harvard University, we build on to their existing facilities, provide educational support to students in the community, and help villagers construct beehives, not only for honey but also to help protect crops! Elephants in the area are known to trample fences and crops, but actively avoid bees. Having hives around is a harmonious way for elephants and farmers to coexist, all the while, positively impacting the environment. While in Uganda, we spend time with researchers of the Kibale Chimpanzee Project run by Richard Wrangham, Ph.D. and Professor at Harvard University, while tracking wild chimpanzees at the Kanyanchu Forest Station to study behavior, ecology, and physiology. Top it all off with a magical safari through Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Parks and you truly have a once in a lifetime adventure.
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This will be our first year operating in Uganda. We were introduced to Elizabeth Ross through Caitria O'Neil, a long time leader and founder of the not for profit "Recovers". Our director, Jim, and Elizabeth have been busy planning the trip for two years now and we are excited and ready to get started. Elizabeth Ross founded The Kasiisi Project in 1997 and has been changing childrens lives in Uganda ever since.
The Kasiisi Project believes that multiple factors make a successful school. They take a holistic approach to helping schools be effective. They have learned over the years that for children to succeed in school they need to be healthy and well-fed, have happy and well-trained teachers and safe and comfortable classrooms, have access to proper school supplies like books and pencils, and have the chance to enjoy sports, art, dance and music. They share with the children the importance of safeguarding their environment, address issues that lead to high absenteeism and help the children continue their education beyond primary school. Their approach has resulted in Kasiisi Project schools outperforming peer forest edge schools by a statistically significant 20%. Today, their scholars are graduating from University and colleges. Kasiisi has teachers and lab technicians, electricians and plumbers, nurses and doctors and many are coming back to the forest to work with The Kasiisi Project.
Interested in hearing more? We have hundreds of alumni families who can tell you about their expereince on our first year programs and their RLT experience. Please contact our office at 773-342-5200 or email@example.com for more info.
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To experience the diversity of Kibale National Park, home to over 300 elephants, 325 species of birds, golden cats, buffalo and many rare plants and butterflies!
To explore Lake Victoria and Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
To visit a tea field and factory on the border of Kibale National Park to see how tea is picked and processed from the source.
Trade language skills, help with homework, play soccer, build a well, construct latrines
Visit local villages and learn how they are using bees to keep elephants out of their fields and join school children in making hives to promote elephant conservation and in planting trees
Join reseachers from the Kibale Chimpanzee Project and track chimpanzees
Learn to cook Oburo, the traditional festive Ugandan food- a dish made from millet and cassava
On a safari of a lifetime in Lake Mburo National Park, the only place in Uganda that has zebra
Queen Elizabeth National Park to see a range of savannah animals – elephants, buffalo, antelope, warthogs, and if we are lucky: lions, leopards, and hyenas.
Shop the markets of Entebbe
We invite you to start your journey to Uganda today.