Category: News

Agriculture Update
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Agriculture Update

With the support of CRESS the agriculture department in the Diocese of Liwolo has been able to achieve a huge amount in July as easing lockdown has allowed agricultural work to continue: Collected MEL (Monotoring, Evaluation and Learning) data from the original 8 agriculture/savings groups, as well as success stories from some few members both...

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...

Savings Group Success Story
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Savings Group Success Story

The story of Susan Gilea Susan is a 39-year-old Widow with four children, who lost her husband to the war in South Sudan. As a member of Morjita serving group in Imvepi, she said this project of saving has really helped her in the following ways: – Being sick of Typhoid and Ulcers, she was...

Savings Groups – Success story
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Savings Groups – Success story

The story of Akumu Agnes Agnes is a 30 years old married lady with two children, who is a member of Morjita Saving group Imvepi. She said the saving project helped her in the following ways: As an undergraduate student, she nearly missed sitting for her exams last year because she lacked 200,000/= Ugandan shillings....

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...

Scanner Update
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Scanner Update

The CRESS funded clinic in Mijale was thrilled to finally receive their longed-for scanner earlier this year. We are delighted to hear news of how it has been helping patients in their part of Northern Uganda. Jojo Seme wrote: The clinic is among the few health facilities in Yumbe district that provides quality medical services...

Kitchen for the DOL Office
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Kitchen for the DOL Office

We are pleased to let you know that the planned kitchen for the office, which was grant-funded, is now complete. Alex Kenyi has written to us to let us know how having a proper kitchen area will improve life at the DoL office. Dear Caroline It is good to tell you that the Kitchen is...

COVID-19 Emergency Program Progress
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COVID-19 Emergency Program Progress

CRESS UK have just received the first progress report from the program to help the refugee communities in Imvepi Refugee Settlement and Kerwa Subcounty in Yumbe district deal with the coronavirus outbreak. 110 hand washing containers have been delivered. 867 families received 6 bars of soap each so they can practise good handwashing habits essential...

COVID cases increase – lockdown extended
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COVID cases increase – lockdown extended

This is the 11th week since the first Coronavirus case was reported, the numbers are increasing. The president gave his speech Monday the 1st of June, 2020. He has extended the lockdown for one more month with the same measures, especially for the bordering Districts. Cases are now coming up with positive results for Ugandan...