Category: News

February Trip – Tuesday
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February Trip – Tuesday

After a simple breakfast at Namirembe Guest House – Joseph and I set off with Chris ( son of Patrick ) in the people carrier to see Julia West – wife of the British Ambassador Peter West. We had a lovely meeting on their verandah enjoying the shade and tropical garden – we talked for...

February Trip to Uganda
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February Trip to Uganda

Hello to everyone following the blog ! Well here I am again ( 18th time in 9 years ) in Uganda – it is hot over 30C but with a swim very pleasant. I am just off to Kampala via Kajjansi to pick up Bishop Joseph who has flown down from Arua – this is...

Children’s Accelerated Trauma Therapy Training has taken place
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Children’s Accelerated Trauma Therapy Training has taken place

The long awaited CATT (Children’s accelerated Trauma Training) has taken place – this project was funded by the Luna Charity, CRESS and Salisbury Diocese. Edward Mika the Head of the CRESS funded Mijale Clinic wrote to Caroline: “I am really very happy that the CATT training has been completed successfully. 19 South Sudanese participants attended...

Facts about Refugees Jaunary 2019
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Facts about Refugees Jaunary 2019

Facts for refugees in Uganda provided by Fred Taban – January 2019: Food ration per person per month: Maize grains 11.7 Kgs Beans 9.5 Kgs Cooking oil 0.9 Litres Salt 0.15 Kgs The lack of food, combined with a deterioration in the quality of food distributed to the refugees has led to increased food insecurity...

Jackie is back in the clinic!
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Jackie is back in the clinic!

Jackie started volunteering in the clinic when she was just 16 years old and the clinic was based in South Sudan. She started out helping in the dispensary, keeping records and handling the money. CRESS paid her a small amount, a pocket money type wage. When the clinic moved to Uganda there were new regulations...

CRESS Newsletter Winter 2018
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CRESS Newsletter Winter 2018

Fiona Sheldon, Andrew Staley and I recently returned from another successful trip, to see the South Sudanese refugees living in Uganda, where we witnessed significant progress made within the projects supported by CRESS. Whilst visiting the CRESS office in the Diocese of Liwolo, we were greeted with great excitement in response to the gifts we...

New Uniforms for Clinic Staff
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New Uniforms for Clinic Staff

Great news! The Clinic is now registered with the Ugandan Authorities. One of the requirements of registration is that all staff have uniforms and we think you’ll agree they look very smart!

MAF visit to agriculture and RUMPS projects
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MAF visit to agriculture and RUMPS projects

Last week four people from MAF (Missionary Aviation Fellowship) visited our CRESS agriculture and RUMPS projects in Imvepi Camp. They will be circulating an article in their Spring 2019 Flying for Life magazine and have already published a clip of Pastor Jacob Karaba who is head of the 24 churches of Imvepi Camp speaking about...

CRESS Office repainted & Agricultural Equipment purchased
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CRESS Office repainted & Agricultural Equipment purchased

The CRESS Office has received a much needed new coat of paint inside and out and as I’m sure you will agree now looks very smart. Agricultural Equipment & Training CRESS has also funded knapsack sprayers for each of the agriculture groups. Our set-up for giving to the agriculture groups in the future will centre...

You are warmly invited…
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You are warmly invited…

… to CRESS Trip and News Update… Sunday 18th November – Broadchalke Village Hall 5.00pm – 7.00pm Tea and cake, followed by wine and canapés Come along to hear Caroline Lamb and Fiona Sheldon’s report following their trip to visit the displaced refugees from South Sudan, living in Uganda. There are some great updates about...