Category: Education

A wonderful gift this Christmas
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A wonderful gift this Christmas

This Christmas we have been able to give wonderful news to one family as a sponsor has been found for Joshua Paul Woja Kajaminyo.  Joshua is 11-years old and attends Jit Primary school, Namawojjolo, on the Jinja Highway (about 6 km from Mukono town). Sponsorship provides $225 three times a year to cover school fees for Joshua...

Broad Chalke Primary School raises £185
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Broad Chalke Primary School raises £185

I have just got back from the Broad Chalke Primary School Carol Service , attending as a School Governor, a role I get much pleasure from and enjoy very much.  A lovely traditional service with the children knowing all the carols and singing with great enthusiasm. I turned over the last page of the Order...

Bringing smiles and improving eduction
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Bringing smiles and improving eduction

The Southbroom St James Academy in Devizes held a number of fundraising events last summer so they might make a difference to the education and lives of children in South Sudan. Their amazing fundraising efforts meant that CRESS could purchase equipment for the Romogi Barebo Primary School and it really was smiles all round when a laptop and printer...

Lorena stoves: save energy and build a stove
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Lorena stoves: save energy and build a stove

It’s two days to go here in Lira!! Today of course started with the usual routine of breakfast, devotions and reflective learning; then a brief session on farm records by our soft-spoken instructor Lydia, whose patience and kindness has really blessed us this past week.  The farm records session included teaching us on how to...

Creating sustainability key to farmers success
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Creating sustainability key to farmers success

It’s been five days at the Peer Farmer Training here in Lira and every single day has been exciting in it’s own special way. We’ve gone from learning about proper farming systems to resource mapping, soil management, pest and disease management and today was something new. Roselyn had mentioned yesterday that today would be a...

Kajo-Keji farmers learn about pests, good and bad!
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Kajo-Keji farmers learn about pests, good and bad!

Friday the 13th began with reflection, presentation of homework and experiments of different soil textures led by Dr. Nehemiah Mihindo, our facilitator all the way from Kenya. The Kajo-Keji peer farmers became really scientific in no time and the two groups were very happy when the lecturer proved their calculations of soil layers right. Immediately...

My journey to becoming a university graduate
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My journey to becoming a university graduate

Golda Poni is the CRESS Enterprise Officer in South Sudan and this is her journey to becoming a university graduate as written by Golda. I completed my A ‘levels in 2010 and was the best student at my school. It was very exciting to come at the top of my class and many people called me everyday...

Agricultural Peer Training begins
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Agricultural Peer Training begins

Yesterday, the 9th was the day that CRESS and Send A Cow (SAC) had been planning for months. Six farmers from CRESS, together with Rev. Joseph and I travelled to northern Uganda, Lira to be specific for a ten day Agricultural Peer Training with SAC. The South Sudan team led by Rev. Joseph left Kajo-keji...

Educational sponsorship making a difference
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Educational sponsorship making a difference

Caroline Lamb recently received this letter from Daniel Batatis who is one of the sponsored children in South Sudan.  We have decided to share as not only a wonderful letter, which we feel our supporters should see, but proof of the difference that the educational sponsorship programme set up by CRESS is making to young...

Golda Poni’s sponsors head out for her graduation
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Golda Poni’s sponsors head out for her graduation

A long session today with Sophie working on the wages for our ten CRESS staff and looking at whether we have enough regular money coming in to cover these going forward.  We realise that we need another 2/3 sponsors for the clinic staff but otherwise we are covered, just.   I am now trying to find a...