Category: Education

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...

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...

Motorbike for Education Department
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Motorbike for Education Department

Jeska Poni, the Education Officer with the Diocese of Liwolo monitors all of the students sponsored by CRESS supporters. During the pandemic, all schools closed and it was difficult to keep in touch with all the students as they were sent back to their homes. As homeschooling began Jeska was needed more in the field...

Evaline Poni – creating a kitchen garden
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Evaline Poni – creating a kitchen garden

Evaline Poni is putting her studies into practice and can be seen above working with a team of students to create a kitchen garden. She says: We were establishing a kitchen garden for vegetables and plants like beans, soya beans, amaranth. It was one of the practical papers I did in the last exams. The...

Bosco Mabe studying hard!
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Bosco Mabe studying hard!

Bosco Mabe sponsored through our Education Sponsorship programme. He is studying hard for his Diploma in Clinical Medicines at Chemequip Medical School in Kampala and doing as much work experience as possible to gain experience and enhance his CV. As he says: this is the right time to face challenges so that I don’t face...

Thanks from Scopas Kenyi Henry
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Thanks from Scopas Kenyi Henry

Scopas Kenyi Henry is completing his final semester for a Diploma in Logistics and Procurement at Nile Institute of Management in Kampala. During lockdown, when schools were closed, he worked in the clinic in Mjale, checking and recording medicine supplies and purchasing medicine. His phone was stolen in December and CRESS found funds to replace...

Great results from Celina and Scopas
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Great results from Celina and Scopas

Although through COVID education has been very broken up we were delighted to hear that Scopas and Celina have just passed their most recent exams with flying colours. Celina, student midwife, who has been working at the clinic during COVID pandemic has just achieved the top results on her course for her recent exams and...

Education Update
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Education Update

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni addressed the country on COVID-19 pandemic and school reopening last Thursday 4th February. Normally, in Uganda, the academic year runs from late January to early December with three terms covering 260 days of curricula and co-curricular activities, assessment, and national examinations. Due to lockdown and school closures, many students have only...

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...

Education in Lockdown – Update
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Education in Lockdown – Update

We want to thank all our sponsors so much for supporting the students in Uganda through these difficult times. As Uganda went into lockdown all the students who are supported through the CRESS Education Sponsorship programme were sent home. It was expected that schools would open in June, but a few days before they were...