Category: Trips

Melanie talks to RUMPS trainees
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Melanie talks to RUMPS trainees

Melanie has been catching up with some of the participants of the RUMPS training CRESS funded last year. Five of the ladies who had attended the RUMPs training visited the clinic to talk with me about their experience of the training and how it had impacted their lives. Each of the five ladies was incredibly...

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...

Agriculture Trip round-up from Livy Jones
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Agriculture Trip round-up from Livy Jones

Livy Jones travelled out to visit  all the CRESS agriculture projects in the refugee camps in early May. Drought has made the growing of vegetables challenging but they have still been able to produce a good crop of seedlings, with seed donated by CRESS, which are ready for transplanting as soon as the rains begin....

Olivia’s Trip – Thursday 9th May
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Olivia’s Trip – Thursday 9th May

Julious Abate is the new Agriculture officer with CRESS in Arua helping Mame Yunia support the women’s groups to grow vegetables. Julious is interested in all issues and concepts of agriculture. He smiles and chats readily, but is also concerned for his father, wife and three children who live in Imvepi refugee camp. Here he...

Olivia’s Trip – Wednesday 8th May
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Olivia’s Trip – Wednesday 8th May

We have arrived safely in Moyo after a few delays having had to skip the visit to Goboro. We have had a good evening meeting with the women of DOKK and are all set for our trip tomorrow. Chatting during the group photo with mama Noel, the mother of Noel the CRESS Savings Groups officer,...

Olivia’s Trip – Tuesday 7th May
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Olivia’s Trip – Tuesday 7th May

Another interesting day. The wind is blowing so maybe rain on its way soon. It is late hence the delay in all the veg gardens. Agricultural training Here I am with Mama Yunia, CRESS Agriculture officer, after conducting my training for all the agriculture and project office teams and other staff. I focused on comparing...

Olivia ‘s Trip – Monday 6th May
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Olivia ‘s Trip – Monday 6th May

Livy ( Olivia Jones ) from Ebbesbourne Wake has travelled out to Northern Uganda in her role as CRESS agricultural adviser . Livy and the CRESS Uganda team travelled to Imvepi camp – her first port of call was to Agnes the widow of Rev Emmanuel Amule – sadly Rev Emmanuel died last year only...

Olivia’s Trip – Sunday 5th May
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Olivia’s Trip – Sunday 5th May

Livy ( Olivia Jones ) from Ebbesbourne Wake has travelled out to Northern Uganda in her role as CRESS agricultural adviser. Olivia arrived safely in Entebbe to stormy and noisy weather again! The morning was calm and sunny so she visited the market. She later visited Entebbe Botanical Gardens with guide Rafiki which means friend...

February Trip – one week on…
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February Trip – one week on…

Training equipment being put to use The flip chart which was so useful on our trip is being put to good use training the CRESS team back at their base. Clothes received Caroline packed children’s clothes around the phones and laptops in the luggage she took out to Uganda. Here they are ready to go...