Author: Naomi Booth (Naomi Booth)

Savings Groups are growing
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Savings Groups are growing

The Savings Group Facilitators have just received a gift in thanks for their voluntary work setting up these life changing groups within the refugee camps. Noel the Microfinace co-ordinator for CRESS’ Delivery Partners the Diocese Of Liwolo in Uganda wrote to tell us about the most recent updates: “I had two successful group meetings today...

CATT Counsellors Refresher Training Completed
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CATT Counsellors Refresher Training Completed

12 CATT Counsellors attended the training; 5 from Mijale/Korijo group, 4 from Imvepi/Goboro group and 3 from Belameling/Morobi group along with the CATT trainer, Candia Umar, and the Health co-ordinator, Edward Mika. The aims of the training were to: Improve performances on CATT work Refresh on CATT protocols with difficulties/CATT Case record sheets Share CATT...

Solar Power for Clinic Tukals
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Solar Power for Clinic Tukals

Thanks to a grant from the Seedfield Trust, CRESS has been able to install solar panels on the tukals (homes) of the clinic staff. In Uganda it is dark from 6pm daily so lights will enable staff to study and continue life after dark in the evenings. Lulu, nurse at the CRESS funded clinic in...

CATT Refresher Training
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CATT Refresher Training

CATT (Children’s Accelerated Trauma Therapy) Training has just been completed in Uganda for those who underwent training last year and have been working as counsellors with South Sudanese refugee children. In just one year these volunteers have helped 255 young people, who have experienced unimaginable trauma due to the civil war in South Sudan. Lulu,...

Growing Businesses in Ugada
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Growing Businesses in Ugada

Emmanuel Savings Group, Bulomoni This lady is 29 years old and married with three children. She lives in Imvepi refugee camp – Arua district. She said, she ran a restaurant business in South Sudan before the war broke out. “I lost everything to the war” While in the camp, she had nobody to offer her...

Bush School Teacher Training
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Bush School Teacher Training

Today Teacher Training has started thanks to the Salisbury Diocesan Sudans Education Committee approving a grant for this training. The training is for five days from 16th December to 20th December – it is taking place in the extension room at the CRESS funded Arua Office. Here six teachers – three from Gobor Bush School...

RUMPS training in bush settlement Gobor
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RUMPS training in bush settlement Gobor

Thanks to Womens’ World Day of Prayer generous grant CRESS team were able to do some RUMPS (Reusable Menstrual Pads) training in Gobor in rural Northern Uganda. The women attend a three day course which also teaches them about the menstrual cycle, family planning and hygiene. This is the first such training for CRESS this...

Fruits of Sponsorship
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Fruits of Sponsorship

Jojo Seme has been sponsored for 9 years continuously by CRESS one donor and this is the result… Dear Caroline Lamb, Great you in Jesus name, the graduation was successful held yesterday and I was recognized as the best research student. Thank you very much for your continued support and concern, I’m so grateful. Send...

Christmas Charity Gifts with CRESS
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Christmas Charity Gifts with CRESS

This year we have been asked to offer Christmas Gifts for those of you who know there are people in your life  who would prefer to give rather than receive more stuff for themselves. We have set up a form under Support CRESS so you can buy either one-off gifts or set up regular monthly...

Becky Sedgwick writes…
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Becky Sedgwick writes…

Becky has written a lovely piece on the Parenting for Faith she workshop she ran in Arua during the September visit. Read more on the BRF website

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