CHIPs would like to give a huge thank you to Julia and Bernard Rose for the fantastic work they have done hosting a Jazz evening in Suffolk to raise funds for Christian International Peace Service.
The event involved an evening of live Jazz, refreshments and a talk from Paul (CHIPS Director) on the work that the charity does.
The role of Administrator is an important one in any organisation - making sure that everything is running smoothly behind the scenes. Therefore, we are pleased to welcome Angela into the CHIPS family and her wealth of experience in the area
We are overjoyed to have Josh with us as the newest member of the CHIPS Team. He has just moved into the Brixton flat and plays a vital role as the Team Leader of the London project. He has a wealth of experience in youth and community work and we think he's going to do an amazing job...
For the past 5 years Josh has been involved in childrens, youth and family support work with Oasis Trust UK. He has worked in schools supporting children and young people at risk of exclusion, run community focused projects for children and their families, and worked through Oasis Church Waterloo as a part of the Childrens, Youth and Families team.
We are delighted to be able to relay the news that we have just received a generous donation from the Besom Trust for the CHIPS Ghana project. The Besom Trust is not a charity which funds projects itself, but operates in order to connect money givers with worth while projects. We are so grateful to the Besom Trust for considering our application and for the compassion that the funder has for the local communities in Ghana.
Their generous donation will be going towards: 1 motorbike and 26 sheep/goats.
We are excited to say that we are in the process of gathering a mighty team of CHIPS Ambassadors, which we invite you to be a part of..
What are there Ambassadors you speak of?
CHIPS Ambassadors make a vital contribution to our peacemaking ministry. They are people who are passionate about the vision of CHIPS and actively contribute to ensuring that the charity, and its work, thrives into the future.
Ambassadors can contribute in many different ways:
We're excited to announce two new opportunities available at CHIPS:
Team Leader (Youth & Community Worker)
We are seeking a dynamic and relational youth & community worker to lead our new London project. It's a hugely exciting role for someone who wants to live and work in the heart of Brixton, building relationships and seeking peace.
Please see our Join Us page for more details.
Administrator (Finance & Office Administration)
We are weeking an organised and methodical administrator skilled in both financial and office administration to work as part of our small core staff team.
If you want to find out more, please look at our Join Us page for full details.
The CHIPS Uganda project was started in 1991, working for reconciliation between the Iteso and Karimojong tribes in NE Uganda. Since this time the team has expanded, made up of Ugandans from both tribes who live together in the border area and work in water resources, agriculture, veterinary and community development. They encourage resettlement in the border area, cross border co-operation, trade and friendship.
Next week, on the 27th Jan, the CHIPS Director - Paul Rose, will be going for a three week visit to Ghana. Its always an exciting time when a member of the UK team goes to visit a project abroad. They get a unique chance to see directly the transformation that is happening on the ground and come back with a wealth of stories and insights.
The last update we gave you was that, sadly, we had to withdraw our offer on a seven bedroom house in October, following problems with the valuation. But that, with Mission Housing still strongly backing the project, we were seeking alternative properties.