Author: Naomi Booth (Naomi Booth)

COVID Update
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COVID Update

Week 26 of Lockdown Confirmed cases are 6879 Recoveries are 2961 Deaths are 69 Active cases are 3849 Uganda has had a strict lockdown from the first known cases of the virus in the country. Many of the cases, to begin with, were lorry drivers crossing the border into the country. Restrictions were eased in...

Coaching at home for sponsored students
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Coaching at home for sponsored students

During August CRESS enabled many of our sponsored students get coaching at home. Parents chose a local teacher who, after being checked by the Education Team, taught their child with 1-1 tutoring over a period of a month. Education Co-ordinator Jeska wrote I am glad to share with you the supervision of student coaching in...

Agriculture Update
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Agriculture Update

With the support of CRESS the agriculture department in the Diocese of Liwolo has been able to achieve a huge amount in July as easing lockdown has allowed agricultural work to continue: Collected MEL (Monotoring, Evaluation and Learning) data from the original 8 agriculture/savings groups, as well as success stories from some few members both...

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,...

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...