Although we are only six and a half weeks into the London Project, there is already exciting progress being made. The London Team have been busy building relationships with various agencies and organisations in the area, which can be both challenging and rewarding. Paul (CHIPS Director) and Josh (London Project Coordinator) have visited a local school a number of times and are building up a solid partnership with them.
Although we were one of many neighbours who celebrated Paul’s arrival into the world, the years have whizzed by and there have only been a few occasions when we have shared events during his childhood, teenage and now adult years.
Geoff and I therefore had no hesitation in saying ‘yes’ when Julia asked us if we were free on the 18th April as there was to be a jazz evening to support the CHIPS charity that is very much part of Paul’s life.
Last year the CHIPS Uganda project became it's own independent charity which now goes by the name of CPAD.
The latest news from the CPAD board is that they are working hard to seek funding for their new programmes in the area around the border. They have developed some good proposals for their work supporting schools in the many communities which are well established there. They have also been sending out a proposal for a poultry project at Okulonyo and in surrounding villages.
It is great news that these proposals have been completed and so we will now be praying with the CPAD board that funders in Uganda and elsewhere will pick up these opportunities.
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: