Category: News

Harvest time…
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Harvest time…

We were delighted to hear from the Agriculture team at the beginning of October. The groups and pastors’ vegetable projects are all doing well. All are in the harvest stage and some have transplanted new seedlings. We have also been able to procure and deliver few equipment to support the clinic garden work. These include;...

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...

Sharing the profits…
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Sharing the profits…

We are so pleased to see that Tiyu ko Ngun A Savings Group members are enjoying the share out of their group’s profits. Tiyu ko Ngun A Savings Group is one of 41 Savings Groups that CRESS has helped set up and supports through the Diocese of Liwolo Office in Arua. Community Based Facilitators (CBFs)...

Clinic Patient Stories – Brucellosis
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Clinic Patient Stories – Brucellosis

Guo Esther a female patient from Pingo village in Kerwa Subcounty approximately 7 km from the clinic was brought with history of persistent headache and dizziness. She was later on diagnosed with brucellosis. Brucellosis is an infectious disease caused by bacteria that people get when they come into contact with infected animals or animal products...

Clinic Patient Stories – Typhoid fever
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Clinic Patient Stories – Typhoid fever

Nakara Joseph a 72 year old male patient from wogo village about 5 km away from the clinic was diagnosed with typhoid fever and Gardiasis. Typhoid fever develops after eating food or drinking water contaminated with the Salmonella typhi bacteria. The bacteria causes a high temperature, stomach pain and constipation or diarrhoea. Left untreated, the bacteria can get into...

CRESS in 2021 – in less than 300 words!
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CRESS in 2021 – in less than 300 words!

CRESS was founded in 2011 in partnership with local staff in South Sudan and the Anglican Church. We moved with the people in 2017 to northern Uganda. We aim to support basic needs and develop the education, knowledge and vocational skills required to enable them to form self-sufficient, sustainable, and ethical communities that do not...

JOB: Development Manager role at CRESS
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JOB: Development Manager role at CRESS

We are at a very exciting time in our small organisation’s life cycle, taking on our first senior paid member of staff to support our Founder and CEO Caroline who currently volunteers full time to fulfil most operational elements of the charity’s work, alongside our partner organisation, the Anglican Church of South Sudan, in Uganda....

Fruit Tree Systems of Production
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Fruit Tree Systems of Production

Group gardens The fruit trees distributed during the last two seasons have been planted around the vegetable gardens using sustainable agro-forestry practices. The diagram below gives an impression of the ideal production system we advise for our group members. This shows part of a vegetable garden with a boundary planted live fence of intercropped pineapple...

Long term benefits of an agriculture scheme with refugees
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Long term benefits of an agriculture scheme with refugees

Education & Training The agriculture program of CRESS is mainly based on training, supplemented by a few key items of materials and equipment such as vegetable seed, tools, water containers and sprayers. Our training focuses on sustainable organic techniques for growing vegetables and now training in the planting, establishment and maintenance of fruit trees. Training...

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...