The East African Missionary Society Blog
A blog dedicated to what we’re doing in Uganda.
Archive of: 2020
“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 [...]