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Current PFP news

April 2022

11th Annual Anywhere in the World Raffle

Once again, PFP’s annual raffle fundraiser was a complete sellout, thanks to our amazing volunteers and supporters. Another very successful fundraising year! In case you missed the email that went out to everyone regarding the winner, see below for all the details. 

Sponsor Needed

We continue to search for a sponsor for our sweet Chipa. She is in secondary school at Musana High and dreams of one day becoming a journalist. She is interested in current events and wants to make sure people in her community are well informed. Chipa is the most loving and caring big sister you could ever dream of and she loves to dance and sing with the younger children of PFP. Just $125/month will help PFP to keep Chipa enrolled in school and preparing for University! If you are interested, or have any questions, please reach out!

Chipa- Needs one sponsor at $125/month

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this opportunity: hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org

Welcome to the Family!

In March Patricia was linked up with her new sponsor family. She is so excited to have a new friend close to her own age from all the way across the world. And we are so grateful to our caring supporters for stepping up!

Patricia, saying hello to CeCe!

Back at School

Two and a half months in and the PFP children are nearly through their first term back at school after a two year countrywide school closure. We feel so grateful that nearly all of the children enrolled in PFP’s programs have returned to school. Throughout the rest of Uganda, it is estimated that approximately 30% of students will never return to the classroom. The success rate of PFP’s students returning back to school is not lost on us, and we credit the hard work of our Ugandan team on the ground providing daily checks, mentoring, tutoring and an overall strict focus on ensuring that the minds of the PFP children remained focused on their educational future. We are also grateful to our dedicated supporters for meeting both the children AND their families needs during the long school closure. We will be forever grateful and know that the outcome would have been vastly different without this team of people all working together. For more information on the state of schools and students in general throughout Uganda, please click on the link below: 

SCHOOLS IN CRISIS– ARTICLE LINK

Students at Highway Primary School

PFP children at Victoria Junior Primary School

It has been quite a difficult transition back to school life for many of the PFP children as they are getting used to new friends, new food, and a strict class schedule again. Our Staff Team and the Student advisory team (the elder PFP students in Universities and trade schools) visit the children at their schools every two weeks to check in, bring snacks, check on health and other concerns. Our aim is to ensure the children feel loved and supported as they transition back to a life of learning!

Charlie, visiting Leah and Kemi at Highway Primary School

Advisory Team Members, Tikol and Allan, visiting students at Musana High School

Julie and Achen

Children at Love Home

While most of our students are back at boarding school, there are still a handful of children who remain at Love Home year round. The children who remain behind attend day school and come home to their loving PFP aunties and uncles in the afternoons. All children under the age of 6 as well as any high risk children (just rescued children, in off the streets, children dealing with mental health issues or PTSD) remain home year round. The receive frequent visits from our AHU students as well as the main program University level students. A lot of our elder students come home on weekends to spend time with these littles and provide love and support as they heal and grow. In addition to visits from their older PFP brothers and sisters, our mental health therapist, HIldah works full time, 40 hours per week with these children. What an army they have behind them! 

Julius and Eria, playing at home

Yasin and Kemi, hanging together at Love Home after the day’s classes

Play time

Facebook Birthday Fundraisers

We love when our supporters dedicate their birthdays to PFP! Such a fun and easy way to get involved and to allow others to get involved as well!! Facebook fundraisers take ZERO administrative fees! We hope you will consider including PFP for your next birthday! 

Love Home boys and girls, wishing “Auntie Heidi” a happy birthday!

Birthday Celebrations

Happy, happy birthday to our March birthday celebrants! We always do our best to make sure every child in our main program gets a chance to feel special on their birthday.  Each child receives a gift and has a small celebration during their birthday week followed by a BIG birthday celebration all together at the swimming pool during school holidays. Many sponsors get involved by sending gifts to their child as well. All children deserve to feel special on their day and we always do our best to make it so! 

We will look forward to celebrating (with a huge swimming pool party) all children whose birthdays fall between January and April during the long April/May holiday!

Flavia, celebrating Baby Mary’s birthday with a gift of money to buy treats 🙂

Many of our sponsors have taken to writing letters for their children on their birthdays and the kids LOVE it! Its so fun to get a letter from your family across the world on your special day!! 

Moses, Palma, Leah and Ketty with a letter from their sponsor on each of their March birthdays!

Happy Birthday to Our April Birthday Girls and Boys- we wish you all THE BEST as we celebrate  YOU this month!

If you are the sponsor of a birthday child this month, you are welcome to send us an email and we can work together to make their day even more special!

Community Outreach Project

“Ann’s Team” continues to affect the lives of many in Uganda. Three women have been given a chance to grow their businesses to become more self sustaining and able to cater for their own families survival. While they continue to focus on growing their businesses, PFP’s Juniors program has taken on the task of providing an education to each of their children.

One of the women, Alice has shown a great resolve and has been saving hard for her future. She has proven to be a hard working businesswoman and we are currently helping her to plan for even larger growth. We are excited to see where the new plans take her. Stay tuned!

Alice, showing off her business savings, which she will be able to put toward future growth

Home Projects

In March, we were able to wrap up the last of the home projects funded this year by our Annual Christmas giving campaign. Courtesy of our generous donors, Hope Home got a facelift with a full exterior paint job! Love Home had new tiling placed throughout the home and both homes were outfitted with new handmade dining and activity tables! Thank you so much to everyone who helped make these projects happen!

Love Home Wall Art

The mural work continues to grow and we are so excited about how it is turning out! Our AHU recipient (Levy) spends time at Love Home, working with the children to build this masterpiece. The mural spans nearly the entire length of our property and gets more and more beautiful with each new addition. The children are given opportunities to contribute ideas and help pain the wall. What  beautiful collaboration!

 

The PFP Junior Program

The Juniors Program works with families in our community so parents may be able to send their children to school. These children live full time with their families but for them, poverty has prevented the children from attending school regularly. This program is a partnership between parents and PFP to supplement on what they are able to contribute so parents may take pride in being able to send their children to school through their own hard work. The ages of children in this program range from four years to eighteen years of age and we currently have 89 students who are benefiting from this partnership. 

PFP Juniors recipients, Mirembe and Kirabo, posing for the camera

PFP Juniors Supplemental Programs

In an effort to address the needs of the whole child and his or her family, our PFP Juniors coordinator has ramped up the supplemental programs being offered. Each month, there is a regular schedule for career guidance, hygiene and sex education, skills lessons (knitting, painting, tailoring and dance lessons), mental health therapy, family planning and birth control for parents, community outreach programs (food distribution and family empowerment), fun day, and tutoring. The Juniors children are LOVING it and getting involved with more and more programs by the week!

While the kids are back at school this month, the supplemental programs offered by our Juniors coordinator have been focused on the parents. This month, the PFP team held a meeting with all Juniors parents to provide encouragement and education on how to best support their children and ensure they maintain focus and school and safety while at home. We are so proud of our team and families!

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this opportunity: hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org

PFP Juniors parents meeting at Hope Home

PFP Juniors parents and family members-post meeting

Family Sponsorship Opportunities

We are always looking for general sponsors to help our family thrive.  Essentially, as a general family sponsor, you are the sponsor of ALL of the children. We have opportunities for Medical Family Sponsor, Dental Family Sponsor as well as Mental Health Family Sponsor. A Family Sponsor commitment can be $25/$50/$100 per month.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this opportunity: hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org

Director (on the Board) Needed

We are looking to add a new Director or two to our board and what better place to look than from within our team of awesome supporters. We are always looking for ways to improve and would love to find someone with a background in Microfinance, child development or child psychology. If you would like to support the work of PFP in a more meaningful way, we’d love to chat. Please reach out via the email below and we can go from there to determine if it might be a good fit. At the very least…. we’ll have a great conversation and a chance to connect.Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this opportunity: hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org

GuideStar Platinum Level Participant

The Peace for Paul Foundation has earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile participation level (the highest possible)! This leading symbol of nonprofit transparency and accountability is presented by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information.

In order to be awarded the Platinum Seal of Transparency, The Peace for Paul Foundation included contact information, financial information, our goals, strategies, capabilities, indicators, and progress, helping us more effectively share our story with the world.

Check out our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile and tell us what you think:The Peace for Paul Foundation GuideStar Profile

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