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Trip blog – mandazi day (Sunday)
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Trip blog – mandazi day (Sunday)

Today was mandazi day. For the uninitiated (which I was until this morning), mandazi are probably best described as doughnuts without the jam or sadly the sugar. They look like deeply, deeply fried angular blobs of bread but taste delicious. These plus hard boiled eggs – enhanced by the surprise addition of Pippa’s marmite –...

Trip Blog – 10th anniversary Family Day!
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Trip Blog – 10th anniversary Family Day!

Today was the CRESS family day: but not just a family day, but the 10th anniversary of CRESS. And a great day it was! After an early breakfast of hard boiled eggs and lovely soft Ugandan rolls, the team set off to decorate St Paul’s church where the celebrations were to be held. An hour...

Trip Blog – Flying to Moyo
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Trip Blog – Flying to Moyo

Although I’ve now flown on MAF a good number of times, it’s still a thrill to see the little planes on the airstrip at Kajinski. Brought up on tales of missionary adventures in Africa I early on knew about MAF and never dreamt that one day I would be sitting in an 12 seater flying...

Trip Blog – Making plans for CRESS
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Trip Blog – Making plans for CRESS

So, the first proper day! We all slept well, catching up on the effects of overnight flights. After we had retired to bed, Bishop Joseph arrived, having spent a couple days visiting his children who are at school in Entebbe. Many of the sponsored children live away from home in order to access school and...

Trip Blog – Tenth anniversary trip begins
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Trip Blog – Tenth anniversary trip begins

This trip is very special: it’s the tenth anniversary of CRESS starting, and we’ll be celebrating with many of the individuals and families CRESS has been privileged to partner with over the last 10 years. There will be wonderful stories: of women who, because of the agricultural training, can now not only feed their families...

CRESS South Sudanese student excels against the odds…
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CRESS South Sudanese student excels against the odds…

Bosco Mabe is in this second year studying for Diploma in Clinical Medicines. As part of his course he has just completed an internship at Moyo General Hospital in the laboratory. His mentor Senior Lab Technologist, Amaseku Kizito has sent through this excellent report: I am pleased to write a recommendation for MABE BOSCO who...

Caroline interviewed at New Wine
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Caroline interviewed at New Wine

Caroline gave an interview about CRESS at New Wine – listen to how CRESS is helping the South Sudanese in Uganda, with Case Studies and a call for your support You can help through: Prayer – email us to join our prayer support team. Donations – Donate online, regularly or as a one off. If...

Cicilia’s Story
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Cicilia’s Story

Cicilia Prosy first came to CRESS during the Chalke Valley Lent Project health training and mosquito net delivery in a small village of Matu. Ms. Cicilia Prosy is a 22years old pregnant mother with three children namely; Lodu Samuel 6yrs, Duku Patrick 5yrs, and Kenyi Emmanuel 3yrs and 3 other orphans. On receiving her health...

Melanie in Uganda
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Melanie in Uganda

Melanie has gone to visit the projects funded by CRESS in rural Northern Uagada. This is part of her Masters Degree in Conflict, Security and Development. She is especially looking into the ways NGOs support refugees with a disability. As a qualified social worker with a passion for social justice, strong interpersonal skills and extensive...

September Trip – What can you do to support the team?
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September Trip – What can you do to support the team?

CRESS TRIP 3rd – 15th September 2019 The 10th Anniversary CRESS trip to the South Sudanese, now as Refugees in Northern Uganda, departs on 3rd September. From the Chalke Valley are Caroline Lamb on her 20th visit; Jeremy Metcalfe (2nd visit) and Fiona Sheldon (4th visit). They will be joined by 5 others, all of...