Author: Caroline Lamb (Caroline Lamb)

What is your commute like?
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What is your commute like?

Caroline asked Lulu the CATT (Children’s Accelerated Trauma Therapy) co-ordinator how he travels to do his CATT fieldwork after hearing about his most recent trip to collect CATT Counsellor reports from all over the district. He said I used a hired motorbike. It is 4 to 5 hours serious cycling i.e Mijale-Morobi-Belameling-Goboro and this is...

Community Business Facilitators receive field items
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Community Business Facilitators receive field items

CRESS has set up 41 Savings groups. Each group is supported by a local trained Community Business Facilitator (CBF) who visits to teach, encourage and advise the groups. Each facilitator looks after three groups and is unpaid. The difference these savings groups have made in their communities is huge. The 41 groups have 1014 members,...

Gardens at the DOL office, Arua and clinic, Mijale
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Gardens at the DOL office, Arua and clinic, Mijale

Part of the plan to make the projects of CRESS in Uganda more sustainable is to utilise the garden spaces around the office and clinic to produce food for the staff. Our monthly report from DOL share that: “We have planted more pineapple suckers in our office garden. 105 newly planted suckers and 26 planted earlier,...

Papayas are growing in Matu
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Papayas are growing in Matu

The Agriculture team visited two families in Matu who benefited from papaya fruit vegetables. These two members are Apollo Abe, a member who joined Hope Group 2 (Matu), to support the women agriculture group members. Two of his papayas are doing well and one has started giving fruits. It’s so amazing that within 4 months,...

Loud Speaker Project improves communication in Ugandan refugee camps
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Loud Speaker Project improves communication in Ugandan refugee camps

Communication around the refugee camps is even more important this year, with the limitations of the pandemic. The Loud Speaker Project is an initiative that is intended to establish six information hubs for the rural communities who do not have access to information via radios, televisions and print media. The aim is to supply loud...

Thanks for your support of Jamie’s fundraising walk
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Thanks for your support of Jamie’s fundraising walk

Jamie’s recent fundraising walk from Winchester Cathedral to Salisbury Cathedral for CRESS and the Acorn Trust, raised in excess of £3000. We want to take this opportunity to thank Jamie once again for completing his fundraiser and to everyone who supported him. The funds have been gratefully received and have enabled CRESS to purchase some...

Vitamin Angels donate Vitamin A, Multi Vitamins and Worming tablets
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Vitamin Angels donate Vitamin A, Multi Vitamins and Worming tablets

CRESS is delighted to be selected by Vitamin Angels to dispense vitamins. Vitamin Angels is a charity providing lifesaving vitamins to mothers and children at risk of malnutrition. Their focus is on supporting places where they can make the greatest impact on malnutrition, which threatens the health, well-being, and future of mothers and children around...

Working in partnership with ACT International
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Working in partnership with ACT International

We want to say a HUGE thank you to our partner Action for Child Trauma International (ACT International) for supporting the Children’s Accelerated Trauma Therapy (CATT) project in Uganda and let you know a little more about them. ACT International provides communities with the tools and training needed to treat children suffering from the symptoms...

18th November – Bournemouth University’s Social Entrepreneurs Forum
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18th November – Bournemouth University’s Social Entrepreneurs Forum

Next week is Global Entrepreneurship Week. Caroline Lamb and Lilija Noel are two of the panellists at Bournemouth University’s Social Entrepreneurs Forum on 18th November. This year the focus is Refugee Entrepreneurship and Covid-19. You can book your free ticket at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/refugee-entrepreneurship-and-covid-19-tickets-127771858067

CRESS plants 1000 Trees
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CRESS plants 1000 Trees

This last rainy season has been a significant time for CRESS as, for the first time, eight of the original farmer groups have planted over a 1000 trees distributed via the CRESS Agriculture program. Planting has started with 524 papaya and 516 mango seedlings. After distribution to the farmers, agriculture officers Julious and Yunia gave...