Category: Education

Fred Taban returns to All Nations College
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Fred Taban returns to All Nations College

Wednesday last week saw Fred Taban returning to All Nations College to complete his last term (term seven).   He must complete seven terms because when he arrived in 2014 he began the term late and was therefore not eligible to count this towards his BA. Fred’s late arrival back in October 2014 was due...

220 children ready to get involved with CRESS in South Sudan
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220 children ready to get involved with CRESS in South Sudan

The children of Westbury CE Junior School are keen to learn about South Sudan and to partner a school in Kajo Keji in order to support them with friendship, visits and in other practical ways. Andrew Robertson , the CRESS UK Operations Manager spoke at their assembly last week and when he gave out lots of...

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...