Author: Caroline Lamb (Caroline Lamb)

Kick starting the 2020 vegetable growing seasons
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Kick starting the 2020 vegetable growing seasons

Refresher training by the two CRESS agriculture officers, Julious and Yunia, has recently been conducted in Mijale and Imvepi refugee settlements. This was to kick start the 2020 vegetable growing seasons and, whilst training some new group members, the training focused on key organic techniques namely the making and using of plant-based compost and liquid...

CRESS graduate starts job near Juba
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CRESS graduate starts job near Juba

We were delighted to hear from Beatrice Kiden who graduated from Uganda Christian University with a BSc in Computer Science in April 2019. She was sponsored through the CRESS education program. Beatrice wrote: I would like to disclose this news that I consider ‘Good news’ to you all. God has blessed me with a new...

RUMPS Training under way in 2020
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RUMPS Training under way in 2020

The first RUMPs (Reusable Menstrual Pads) training sessions of 2020 was completed last week in the refugee camps 3 hours drive from Arua. Jeska Poni, Education Coordinator, and Edward Mika, Clinical Officer at the CRESS funded clinic in the Mijali, journeyed out to the refugee camps to start the three-day training programme. The training programme...

Huge thanks for drugs received at the clinic
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Huge thanks for drugs received at the clinic

Thanks to fundraising efforts in the UK, which included the Christmas Cheer event,  the CRESS funded clinic in Arua received all the drugs they requested. The drugs they received are vital in treating many of the diseases the clinic sees every month. In January the clinic treated 96 cases of uncomplicated malaria and 27 malaria...

Mary Aciga’s Story with CRESS
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Mary Aciga’s Story with CRESS

Mary is the recently widowed wife of Alex Aciga Rev Alex was a senior leader in the Diocese of Kajo Keji who was killed in a tragic accident at Easter in 2019. This immediately meant all income was stopped for Mary and she became destitute overnight and had to move out of her house which...

11year old’s fund-raising success
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11year old’s fund-raising success

11 year old student Johann ran a Christmas Art House event raising funds for CRESS in Nunton Church last weekend. He also arranged a concert for the opening night which was well attended. The funds he has raised are going to provide a Christmas meal for staff at the CRESS funded Clinic in Mijale, the...

2020 Charity Calendar
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2020 Charity Calendar

Bon Coeur, a charity based in the South of France.They raise funds for good causes one being CRESS. They have created a 2020 charity calendar and CRESS features in January! The pictures are a series of lovely local watercolours by Phyllis Veith, which illustrate the local Beauville architecture well and are colourful addition to any...

How long to get to your local clinic?
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How long to get to your local clinic?

Lulu, nurse at the CRESS funded Clinic in Mijale, shared this story with us. Mr. Boboya James, a resident of Korijo IDP – South Sudan (appx 15km away from the CRESS funded Clinic) and a father of Nakato Sibili Poni an eight months old baby girl who was one of a twin told us his...

News from the new Clinic
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News from the new Clinic

The new clinic in Mijale has been up and running since the end of August and was officially opened by Caroline and Bishop Joseph Aba during the CRESS 10th Anniversary Trip last month. They were really please to share with us the story of the first baby born there since the Uganda Health Authority announced...