The East African Missionary Society Blog
A blog dedicated to what we’re doing in Uganda.
Good News!

Good news! At this time when all charities are struggling with diminished income and donations, TEAMS wishes to share with you some Good News! During the past few days two unexpected donations have been received totalling £1,070. Both were made under the Gift Aid scheme so their worth to TEAMS is [...]

How TEAMS is coping in Uganda during the Pandemic.

Greetings in the name of our Lord! We pray that by reading this update, you are well and keeping safe! We are all going through worrying and unprecedented times. Following Ugandan Government instruction, TEAMS suspended its operations and closed its site on 27th March. 3 staff volunteered to [...]

“Stitches” Sewing School enters its 13th Year!
“Stitches” Sewing School enters its 13th Year!

Founded in 2007 by Rosalind Watt, initially working in partnership with TEAMS, Stitches sewing school has grown and matured well during its 12 years. Since 2010 it has become a fully-fledged TEAMS vocational training programme. In the UK we call Stitches a sewing school whereas in Uganda it [...]

Stitches Students enjoy being creative and making things.
Stitches Students enjoy being creative and making things.

Whilst on site in March 2020, Rosalind taught both 1st and 2nd year students many times and helped them design and make an item each.

1st years were set the challenge of making a felt needle case. They learnt several hand embroidery stitches and then set about designing how to [...]

Two of TEAMS Trustees visit Uganda again (for the 33rd time!)
Two of TEAMS Trustees visit Uganda again (for the 33rd time!)

Duncan & Rosalind Watt have just returned from Uganda after what will surely be the most memorable visit they have made. Historically there have been the emotional traumas of working in the IDP camps, or the ever present danger from the LRA guerrillas. Never, in all of our [...]

Covid-19 TEAMS Closes its centre temporarily
Covid-19 TEAMS Closes its centre temporarily

Following President Museveni’s address this week to the Ugandan nation closing schools churches and placing a near total ban on public transport, yesterday TEAMS Board, in conjunction with the on-site managers agreed to close TEAMS Layibi site until further notice.
This is the first time in our 20 year history [...]

Help for Winifred
Help for Winifred

Winifred is the latest of our Agape Orphans to finish TEAMS programme of support. Now 18, she recently finished her tailoring course at St Monica’s Tailoring School in Gulu and wishes to start a micro business making garments to sell in the market. Winifred lives with her “Auntie” who kindly [...]

More VHT training
More VHT training

Early in September, Dr Heather and Dr Andrew from the UK’s “Prime” organisation visited TEAMS centre in Gulu to carry out a further day’s training of our volunteers.

Newman Lajul, the programme coordinator (shown on the left of the picture) had organised for 36 of our volunteers to attend and at [...]

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