The East African Missionary Society Blog
A blog dedicated to what we’re doing in Uganda.
Archive of: 2020
Fried Lizard!
Fried Lizard!

When TEAMS solar powered submersible pump at the borehole stopped working, we never imagined that the cause would be a fried lizard! The poor creature came off worst when it crawled across the electronic controller. Although we feel sorry for the lizard, TEAMS is having to foot the bill [...]

TEAMS has a new UK Trustee and Director.

The UK Board of TEAMS is delighted to announce that it has appointed a new Trustee. Revd Bruce Thomson was formally appointed as a Trustee of TEAMS UK and a Director of TEAMS Ltd at its Board meeting on 13th August. Bruce joins us at an important time as we look towards [...]

TEAMS receives unusual aid!
TEAMS receives unusual aid!

Caroline, a science teacher at Ranelagh School in Bracknell, Berkshire in England, has with her family, been a loyal supporter of TEAMS for many years. During 2018 she visited Uganda to see for herself how TEAMS works within the needy communities of northern Uganda. Whilst in Gulu, she [...]

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 [...]

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