Author: Naomi Booth (Naomi Booth)

New Clinic Motorcycle
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New Clinic Motorcycle

It has been harder than usual to source a motorbike in Uganda for the clinic even once funds had been raised due to the COVID lockdown, so we were really pleased to hear last night from Jojo Seme that it has arrived. He said: “Greetings to CRESS UK from Clinic staff in Mijale, Uganda. I...

CRESS students gain employment
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CRESS students gain employment

Joseph was very pleased to be able to meet up with Viola Poni on his recent trip to Kajo Keji in South Sudan. Viola Poni was a CRESS sponsored student who studied for a Diploma in Human Nutrition and Dietetics at the Bukalasa Agricultural school and undertook work experience with the CRESS agriculture and clinic...

Savings Groups Changing Lives
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Savings Groups Changing Lives

Our Savings Groups projects are busy changing lives in Uganda and we are so pleased to have some new stories from the South Sudanese refugees to share with you. These are just 5 out of over 1000 members who are benefitting from the support of the Savings group structure, education and advice given by the...

Vicky Modong Graduation
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Vicky Modong Graduation

A huge congratulations to Vicky Modong who has graduated with her degree in Human Rights, Peace and Humanitarian Interventions, we wish her well in her job search. I hope this email finds you well, we thank God Almighty for the gift of life and his protection amidst this pandemic. I would like to take this opportunity to say...

Student News
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Student News

We are delighted to hear an update from Scopas Murye, one of the CRESS sponsored students, about how life is progressing through the new COVID lockdown, he says: I am doing so well, though indoor most time because the number of covid-19 cases have gone really up! But am okay, continuing with the online classes...

More training requested!
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More training requested!

Outreach services at the Clinic in Mijale are delivering the first family planning/spacing, hygiene and malaria prevention training to women refugees for 2021. CRESS wishes we had more funds to spread this vital information, the men are really interested to have the training as well as it will lessen the burden on them and their...

Normal delivery continues at the Clinic
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Normal delivery continues at the Clinic

As Covid-19 has become a global emergency causing lockdown in most countries in the world including Uganda with 45 confirmed cases, the CRESS funded clinic operates normally and all the clinic staff are safe because of their recent supplies of the protective gears and today at exactly 05:44pm EST, another adorable baby boy delivered in...

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,...