Author: Naomi Booth (Naomi Booth)

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...

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...

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...

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...