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The impact of CRESS education programme

Sylvia Poni is about 18 years old now – she is the smiling young woman on the far right of the picture in the black and white flower skirt and is the daughter of Joseph Abba.  Sylvia came to Uganda in 2011 and when she started primary school could not...

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Golda Poni meets President Obama

Golda Poni in South Sudan and has been part of the CRESS family for several years.  CRESS supported her at university in Uganda and she is now working with us as our Enterprise Officer, a job she does with passion and true dedication. Golda recently won an amazing scholarship with the...

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Fred Taban returns to All Nations College

Wednesday last week saw Fred Taban returning to All Nations College to complete his last term (term seven).   He must complete seven terms because when he arrived in 2014 he began the term late and was therefore not eligible to count this towards his BA. Fred’s late arrival back...

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Andrew at Westbury CE Junior School

220 children ready to get involved with CRESS in South Sudan

The children of Westbury CE Junior School are keen to learn about South Sudan and to partner a school in Kajo Keji in order to support them with friendship, visits and in other practical ways. Andrew Robertson , the CRESS UK Operations Manager spoke at their assembly last week and when...

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A wonderful gift this Christmas

This Christmas we have been able to give wonderful news to one family as a sponsor has been found for Joshua Paul Woja Kajaminyo.  Joshua is 11-years old and attends Jit Primary school, Namawojjolo, on the Jinja Highway (about 6 km from Mukono town). Sponsorship provides $225 three times a year to...

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Broad Chalke

Broad Chalke Primary School raises £185

I have just got back from the Broad Chalke Primary School Carol Service , attending as a School Governor, a role I get much pleasure from and enjoy very much.  A lovely traditional service with the children knowing all the carols and singing with great enthusiasm. I turned over the...

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Bringing smiles and improving eduction

The Southbroom St James Academy in Devizes held a number of fundraising events last summer so they might make a difference to the education and lives of children in South Sudan. Their amazing fundraising efforts meant that CRESS could purchase equipment for the Romogi Barebo Primary School and it really was smiles all round...

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Lorena stoves: save energy and build a stove

It’s two days to go here in Lira!! Today of course started with the usual routine of breakfast, devotions and reflective learning; then a brief session on farm records by our soft-spoken instructor Lydia, whose patience and kindness has really blessed us this past week.  The farm records session included...

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SAC farming group

Creating sustainability key to farmers success

It’s been five days at the Peer Farmer Training here in Lira and every single day has been exciting in it’s own special way. We’ve gone from learning about proper farming systems to resource mapping, soil management, pest and disease management and today was something new. Roselyn had mentioned yesterday...

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Kajo-Keji farmers learn about pests, good and bad!

Friday the 13th began with reflection, presentation of homework and experiments of different soil textures led by Dr. Nehemiah Mihindo, our facilitator all the way from Kenya. The Kajo-Keji peer farmers became really scientific in no time and the two groups were very happy when the lecturer proved their calculations...

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