Category: Trips

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...

February Trip – Friday
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February Trip – Friday

The South Sudanese Team left this morning and travel with Patrick driving them to the bus station in Kampala. Then they will put the 2 flip charts and suitcase onto the goods carrying bus to Arua – the company will organise that and then a nominated person will pick them at Arua. They are quite...

February Trip – Wednesday & Thursday
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February Trip – Wednesday & Thursday

Both these days are following a similar pattern. Bishop Joseph and I have breakfast together and discuss more sensitive matters. Then the team of Edward Mika, Charles Kenyi, Alex Kenyi, Noel Lilija and Isaac Soro appear as they have been staying in another simple guesthouse down the road. They are on time both days smiling...

February Trip – Tuesday
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February Trip – Tuesday

After a simple breakfast at Namirembe Guest House – Joseph and I set off with Chris ( son of Patrick ) in the people carrier to see Julia West – wife of the British Ambassador Peter West. We had a lovely meeting on their verandah enjoying the shade and tropical garden – we talked for...

February Trip to Uganda
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February Trip to Uganda

Hello to everyone following the blog ! Well here I am again ( 18th time in 9 years ) in Uganda – it is hot over 30C but with a swim very pleasant. I am just off to Kampala via Kajjansi to pick up Bishop Joseph who has flown down from Arua – this is...