Category: News

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...

Huge thanks for drugs received at the clinic
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Huge thanks for drugs received at the clinic

Thanks to fundraising efforts in the UK, which included the Christmas Cheer event,  the CRESS funded clinic in Arua received all the drugs they requested. The drugs they received are vital in treating many of the diseases the clinic sees every month. In January the clinic treated 96 cases of uncomplicated malaria and 27 malaria...

Growing Businesses in Ugada
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Growing Businesses in Ugada

Emmanuel Savings Group, Bulomoni This lady is 29 years old and married with three children. She lives in Imvepi refugee camp – Arua district. She said, she ran a restaurant business in South Sudan before the war broke out. “I lost everything to the war” While in the camp, she had nobody to offer her...

Mary Aciga’s Story with CRESS
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Mary Aciga’s Story with CRESS

Mary is the recently widowed wife of Alex Aciga Rev Alex was a senior leader in the Diocese of Kajo Keji who was killed in a tragic accident at Easter in 2019. This immediately meant all income was stopped for Mary and she became destitute overnight and had to move out of her house which...

11year old’s fund-raising success
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11year old’s fund-raising success

11 year old student Johann ran a Christmas Art House event raising funds for CRESS in Nunton Church last weekend. He also arranged a concert for the opening night which was well attended. The funds he has raised are going to provide a Christmas meal for staff at the CRESS funded Clinic in Mijale, the...