Category: News

Trip Blog News Update from Entebbe
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Trip Blog News Update from Entebbe

Caroline, Fiona and Andrew arrived safely in Entebbe, having had to leave behind one suitcase at Heathrow airport, as they were 20kg overweight! They have already met up with two University students Nelson and Beatrice, sponsored by CRESS. More to follow about their educational journey’s later. Today they met with Francis Candiga to chat with...

Our next visit to the South Sudanese Refugees
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Our next visit to the South Sudanese Refugees

Next Saturday 22nd September myself, Fiona Sheldon and Andrew Staley leave for Entebbe and then onto Arua and Moyo to visit the CRESS projects and South Sudanese who deliver these projects. Our trip includes: • visiting two different refugee camps – Imvepi and Morobi • helping the community select 15 people to be trained in...

CRESS RUMPs training supports girls to attend school
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CRESS RUMPs training supports girls to attend school

The RUMPs training (Re-Useable Menstrual Pads), took place in August 2018, in a school in a remote part of North Uganda where many South Sudanese refugees have settled, funded by CRESS UK. The RUMPs training course aims to support vulnerable Ugandan & South Sudanese girls to attend school.  

The purchase of prayer books brings smiles
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The purchase of prayer books brings smiles

In January Caroline Lamb, CRESS Founder and CEO took out a kind donation of £30 which was given to the Mothers Union. Perhaps a small amount to us but such an amazing gift to them. The provided Caroline with a full report on the spending, which we share below. MOTHER’S UNION REPORT FOR THE DISTRIBUTION...

Bishop Emmanuel Murye is in the UK
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Bishop Emmanuel Murye is in the UK

Bishop Emmanuel Murye is in the UK and here he is with a small group from Wellspring – chatting and sharing on his life as a refugee Bishop. Bishops Emmanuel and Joseph from the Diocese of Kajo Keji have over 350,000 refugees in their pastoral care. Each camp or IDP camp has a dedicated Bishop...

Last report from the January 2018 trip
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Last report from the January 2018 trip

Last report and Caroline writes for the first time Hello everyone Caroline here and this my first writing of the blog, Fiona and especially Becky writing during our trip which was so helpful. It meant that I could focus on what was going on all around as we travelled in Arua and Moyo – with my...

Arua is alive with noise
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Arua is alive with noise

Arua alive with noise both night and day. Becky Sedgwick now back in the UK provided a wonderful and descriptive piece. Sitting on the cool verandah waiting for Eric, our driver, it occurs to me that the town here is never quiet.  There are the sounds of nature but never far away are the sounds...

Arua through the eyes of a visitor
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Arua through the eyes of a visitor

Arua is a large town and like all large towns, full of commerce. Just travelling between the guest house and the college, there is so much to see!  But the majority of shops and workshops aren’t in smart buildings, but anywhere the owner can find a space.  So there’s a motorbike repair shop just by...

Airports are not quite the same as home
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Airports are not quite the same as home

Airports are not quite the same as home and there is no such thing as duty-free. Becky Sedgwick has provided another instalment of the CRESS trip. After many goodbyes, we set off for the airstrip at 10.45 – MAF had let us know that they were due to land at 11.10.  To my surprise there was...