Category: News

Clinic update : sterilisation and coronavirus
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Clinic update : sterilisation and coronavirus

Cases of coronavirus have begun to show themselves in Uganda. This will, of course, impact on the CRESS funded clinic in Mijale as the virus spreads. We are really pleased to announce that thanks to a grant from a Trust Fund the clinic have just installed a sterilisation unit which runs on power from a...

Coronavirus in Africa – Dear supporters
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Coronavirus in Africa – Dear supporters

Dear friends and supporters of CRESS These are strange and uncertain days. Who could have predicted even a week ago that we would find ourselves in this situation here in the UK where we are asked to stay at home, where schools and shops have closed, and society as we knew it seems to have...

Savings Groups are growing
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Savings Groups are growing

The Savings Group Facilitators have just received a gift in thanks for their voluntary work setting up these life changing groups within the refugee camps. Noel the Microfinace co-ordinator for CRESS’ Delivery Partners the Diocese Of Liwolo in Uganda wrote to tell us about the most recent updates: “I had two successful group meetings today...

CATT Counsellors Refresher Training Completed
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CATT Counsellors Refresher Training Completed

12 CATT Counsellors attended the training; 5 from Mijale/Korijo group, 4 from Imvepi/Goboro group and 3 from Belameling/Morobi group along with the CATT trainer, Candia Umar, and the Health co-ordinator, Edward Mika. The aims of the training were to: Improve performances on CATT work Refresh on CATT protocols with difficulties/CATT Case record sheets Share CATT...

Solar Power for Clinic Tukals
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Solar Power for Clinic Tukals

Thanks to a grant from the Seedfield Trust, CRESS has been able to install solar panels on the tukals (homes) of the clinic staff. In Uganda it is dark from 6pm daily so lights will enable staff to study and continue life after dark in the evenings. Lulu, nurse at the CRESS funded clinic in...

CATT Refresher Training
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CATT Refresher Training

CATT (Children’s Accelerated Trauma Therapy) Training has just been completed in Uganda for those who underwent training last year and have been working as counsellors with South Sudanese refugee children. In just one year these volunteers have helped 255 young people, who have experienced unimaginable trauma due to the civil war in South Sudan. Lulu,...

Kick starting the 2020 vegetable growing seasons
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Kick starting the 2020 vegetable growing seasons

Refresher training by the two CRESS agriculture officers, Julious and Yunia, has recently been conducted in Mijale and Imvepi refugee settlements. This was to kick start the 2020 vegetable growing seasons and, whilst training some new group members, the training focused on key organic techniques namely the making and using of plant-based compost and liquid...

CRESS graduate starts job near Juba
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CRESS graduate starts job near Juba

We were delighted to hear from Beatrice Kiden who graduated from Uganda Christian University with a BSc in Computer Science in April 2019. She was sponsored through the CRESS education program. Beatrice wrote: I would like to disclose this news that I consider ‘Good news’ to you all. God has blessed me with a new...

RUMPS Training under way in 2020
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RUMPS Training under way in 2020

The first RUMPs (Reusable Menstrual Pads) training sessions of 2020 was completed last week in the refugee camps 3 hours drive from Arua. Jeska Poni, Education Coordinator, and Edward Mika, Clinical Officer at the CRESS funded clinic in the Mijali, journeyed out to the refugee camps to start the three-day training programme. The training programme...