Category: Education

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...

Beginning Work Experience with CRESS
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Beginning Work Experience with CRESS

The students who completed their tertiary education last year have begun a work experience year in the DOL office in Aura and CRESS funded clinic in Mijale. Scopas wrote to Caroline this week Dear Caroline, You can’t imagine the joy deep in our hearts as CRESS College Students Volunteering here in Arua office and Mijale...

COVID update – education and clinic
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COVID update – education and clinic

COVID in Uganda Up to yesterday 09/07/2020, Uganda registered up to 1000 confirmed cases. 908 recoveries 92 active cases.and 00 deaths Most cases are the Ugandan returnees from other countries. And this still puts us at high risk. So lockdown is still ongoing, especially at border districts. The clinic is doing well. And as of...

Bosco is volunteering and week 10 COVID lockdown
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Bosco is volunteering and week 10 COVID lockdown

The Ugandan government removed the non-Ugandan confirmed COVID-19 cases which were truck drivers, which put the total confirmed cases to 264. The non-Ugandans were 104 reducing the total numbers confirmed to 160 as from week 9. Now, week 10 stands at 281 confirmed cases. No deaths, 4 recovered this week, so the total recoveries stands...

Evaline Poni on studying to be a nutritionist
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Evaline Poni on studying to be a nutritionist

Evaline Poni has this year started studying for a Diploma in ‘Home Economics and Community Nutrition’ at  Bukalasa Agricultural School. She will graduate in 2024. She says: I greatly thank God for the wonderful blessings given to me through the work of CRESS. They have contributed to the beginning of my success and achievement and...

Update from Yari Celina – Student Midwife
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Update from Yari Celina – Student Midwife

Yari Celina is currently volunteering in the CRESS funded Clinic in Mijale as all the colleges are closed due to the Carona Virus. Celina was due to complete her Certificate in Midwifery at the Lira School of Nursing and Midwifery in December this year. As we reported the other week, is helping Midwife Bethy deliver...

CRESS Student Volunteering in DOL Office
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CRESS Student Volunteering in DOL Office

We have asked the tertiary level students to let us know how they are getting – all the colleges still being closed due to coronavirus. Murye Scopas, a college student studying Software Engineering, is currently volunteering in the DOL office and helping with IT. He has got really stuck into his work there and has...

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...

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...