CRESS in 2021 – in less than 300 words!

CRESS in 2021 – in less than 300 words!

CRESS in 2021 – in less than 300 words!

CRESS was founded in 2011 in partnership with local staff in South Sudan and the Anglican
Church. We moved with the people in 2017 to northern Uganda. We aim to support basic needs
and develop the education, knowledge and vocational skills required to enable them to form
self-sufficient, sustainable, and ethical communities that do not require Western aid. We also
support the local Uganda host community, whose people have high rates of poverty and
disadvantage.

  • Health Care: In Mijale, we operate the most advanced health care clinic in the area with
    a goal of curbing high rates of death by preventable illness (malaria, waterborne illness,
    parasites, maternal death, infant death, and STDs). We are on track to help over 12,000
    in 2021. In 2020, 10,000+ received vitamins and deworming medication. Hundreds of
    children received trauma counselling from volunteers.
  • Health Education: We go to camps and communities to train families in appropriate use
    of mosquito netting, basic hygiene and sanitation, and disease prevention. We focus on
    women with menstrual hygiene, antenatal and nutrition training. In 2020 we provided
    110 hand washing stations and 5,202 of bars of soap. 11 new trauma counsellors were
    trained. 3587 women went to antenatal courses.
  • Savings Groups: We have 41 savings groups which have created 193 businesses and sent
    hundreds of children and young adults to school.
  • Agriculture Groups: 24 agricultural groups are applying regenerative, horticulture-based
    practise to feed thousands of people nutritious food.
  • Education: 70 children received home education during the Covid lockdown. 40 annually
    receive bursaries for continued or higher education (and most come back to work in the
    community afterwards). We installed loud hailer systems in very remote communities
    last year to provide community education through talk shows. 14,000 people
    benefitted, receiving up-to-date information on local and global situations.