Author: Caroline Lamb (Caroline Lamb)

Pastoral ministry continuing during Ugandan lockdown
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Pastoral ministry continuing during Ugandan lockdown

Pastoral ministry is still going on amidst the lockdown in this pandemic time but as with us in the UK, it has to take a different form. As you will be aware most of the refugees do not have the technology or airtime to enjoy church via the internet as we did, so we were...

CRESS Grows ‘MAIZE ON TREES’!?!
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CRESS Grows ‘MAIZE ON TREES’!?!

Oh yes – but how is this possible? This is because we have distributed Jackfruit seedlings to all our farmer groups for planting in their gardens. Last year the farmer members of our groups planted almost 2000 fruit tree seedlings and this year just over 2500 seedlings. To our original species mix of grafted mango,...

CRESS Graduates: Employment Update
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CRESS Graduates: Employment Update

Did you know that only 0.4% of South Sudanese girls complete further education? CRESS has supported 18 students through tertiary education, 17 have found employment. Scopas, who has recently graduated is now supporting the Diocese of Liwolo and CRESS in the office in Arua has compiled this list for us. Anna Modong works as a midwife...

Open Garden Thanks
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Open Garden Thanks

Thank you so much to everyone who helped, visited and supported our Garden Open weekend. Around 100 people attended each day and were welcomed, able to purchase from some lovely stalls and then enjoy a delicious tea on the lawn served by the smiling faces of the CRESS family. £3537 was raised at the event...

Clinic and Office Agriculture Projects
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Clinic and Office Agriculture Projects

The gardens at the Diocese of Liwolo office and the clinic in Arua offer the opportunity for them to become a little more self-sufficient, providing food and through the sale of their produce money and for them to practice the techniques they are sharing with the agriculture and savings groups and pastors. Poultry project at...

CATT Counselling Case Studies
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CATT Counselling Case Studies

Lulu Emmanuel the CATT (Children’s Accelerated Trauma Therapy) Co-ordinator based in the Mijale Clinic has shared with us some of the stories of children they have helped. All of the children and their guardians are happy for us to share their stories with you, to show you how difficult their lives are and how the...

Juan Beatrice excels in her exams
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Juan Beatrice excels in her exams

Jeska the Education Officer has been in touch to let us know about the latest exam results… Dear Caroline, Congratulations for the successful results of Juan Beatrice our only candidate of senior six for 2020. She worked very hard and obtained eighteen (18) points. This is very good, especially for girls. I thank you for...

Autumn 2021 Newsletter
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Autumn 2021 Newsletter

This year CRESS in the UK is looking to create a more solid foundation in terms of its team and revenue streams. Caroline is hoping to transition some of her UK work to a newly appointed development manager but will continue to head up the charity and liaise directly with Uganda. The DOL (Diocese of...

Uganda Certificate of Education – Results
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Uganda Certificate of Education – Results

Our congratulations to our UCE (Uganda Certificate of Education) candidates who have just received their results. Manash Lilija – Division 1 Joy Juru  – Division 4 Manash Binyi – Division 1 Loku Charles – Division 1 Edith Juru – Division 3 Gwolo Godswill – Division 1 Mogga Alex – Division 3 In 2020,  330,592 candidates...

Primary Leaving Examination Results
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Primary Leaving Examination Results

Education in Uganda Did you know many children in Uganda do not complete their schooling nor have the competencies needed to do well in life, according to UNICEF? We don’t have figures for this post lockdown year, but UNICEF reports that only 1 in 4 children who starts primary school makes it to secondary school....