Category: Education

Home Education in Uganda
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Home Education in Uganda

As we reported last month, schools in Uganda are closed until 2022. CRESS has once again sent the education sponsorship money to enable home schooling. Jeska, the Education co-ordinator reports: We received fees for learners at all levels for their home learning as schools remain close up to 2022 We procured study materials for learners...

Ugandan Schools to remain closed until 2022
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Ugandan Schools to remain closed until 2022

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has announced that schools in Uganda will re-open in January 2022 after priority and vulnerable people are fully vaccinated. Institutions of higher learning can open 1st November, when vaccinations of the priority groups have been completed. CRESS has put in place another term of home learning for our sponsored students. Places...

CRESS Graduates: Employment Update
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CRESS Graduates: Employment Update

Did you know that only 0.4% of South Sudanese girls complete further education? CRESS has supported 18 students through tertiary education, 17 have found employment. Scopas, who has recently graduated is now supporting the Diocese of Liwolo and CRESS in the office in Arua has compiled this list for us. Anna Modong works as a midwife...

Juan Beatrice excels in her exams
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Juan Beatrice excels in her exams

Jeska the Education Officer has been in touch to let us know about the latest exam results… Dear Caroline, Congratulations for the successful results of Juan Beatrice our only candidate of senior six for 2020. She worked very hard and obtained eighteen (18) points. This is very good, especially for girls. I thank you for...

Primary Leaving Examination Results
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Primary Leaving Examination Results

Education in Uganda Did you know many children in Uganda do not complete their schooling nor have the competencies needed to do well in life, according to UNICEF? We don’t have figures for this post lockdown year, but UNICEF reports that only 1 in 4 children who starts primary school makes it to secondary school....

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...