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August 2016

Meet Tikol

Tikol 2Tikol is an exceptional young man with a heart of gold and with the most incredible drive to succeed. He consistently ranks top of his class and is a mentor to the rest of the PFP children. He is proud of his heritage and frequently acts as a translator between Karamojong and English. He is funny and a great dancer to boot!

Tikol says that when he grows up, he wants to become an accountant. He loves the color yellow and his favorite food is fish and chips. His favorite thing to do is to play cards and board games and to study hard. What a wonderful young man! We are so proud to play a part in his development!

Tikol’ Story:

I was born in 2007 in Matany, in Karamojoa region of Northeastern Uganda. We are a nomadic tribe moving with the seasons and raising cattle for a living. Being close to the border of Sudan and Kenya, automatic weapons became common to protect cattle and families from raids by rebels. My father was killed in one of these raids when all of us children were young. Losing him changed the family so much. I was sent to live with my aunt looking after her cattle and my mother stayed in another village with my younger brothers. Living with my aunt, I saw other children studying and wanted to learn so much but it was not possible as we did not have money and I needed to work.

In 2009, my mother fell ill. I went to the hospital to help her, but the doctors said that she had no problems and sent her home. A short while later, she died. My brothers and myself were total orphans. My aunt called me back to tend to her cattle, but my older brother encouraged me to study. He moved to another area and would send money for books and school fees as he could. I stayed with my uncle and helped him with his cattle, but his wives were very abusive. I was denied food if he was not at home, I was made to do all the household work and was often not allowed to go to school. They mistreated me because I was not their own child, even though I worked so hard and was a good boy.

Life was difficult but I studied whenever I could and worked hard for my uncle so I would have a place to sleep and some food. In 2011, Peace for Paul came to my village and asked if I wanted to study. I went to Jinja where I started studying in a good boarding school. Before, I only had one pair of clothes for working and one for studying. I would wish to get a meal once per day if my uncle was at home and it was available. Now I eat up to four good meals every day, I have nice clothes and everything I need to study. I am now in Secondary School where I am performing top in the school, even though I have much less education than the others. When I left in 2011, I had to leave behind my three little brothers but in 2013, Peace for Paul brought all of them to join us and live happily. I now have everything I could ever dream of: a good education, food, security, health and my brothers with me who all have the same.

PFP Junior Program

The Peace for Paul Junior Program continues to grow. With the help of sponsors, more and more children have had the opportunity to start school…which is so EXCITING!!! There are now 17 children in the program happily attending school— many for the first time. For only $35 per month, you could sponsor a child through the PFP Junior Program and help someone fulfill their dreams.


Click HERE to sign up to sponsor a PFP Junior child or Contact us at if you have any questions regarding this opportunity.

What is the PFP Junior Program?

The PFP Junior Program allows us to help a larger number of needy Ugandan children obtain an education. The children who benefit from our PFP Junior Program live in our neighborhood and their parents or guardians are unable to afford the full amount of school fees, uniforms and school supplies. Because they have families to look after them, these children will not be living in our home. Rather, these children will live with their families and be sponsored through PFP for education healthcare costs only. This program is designed to be a helping hand to parents who can provide but need some support to contribute to their child’s education and future. The parents pay a small portion of school fees only to keep them involved and empowered to educate their children instead of depending solely on handouts. This program allows an education to be attainable for so many children and their families. In addition, we can help save for the much higher costs of Secondary School.

“All kids need is a little help, a little hope and someone who believes in them.”

Click HERE to sign up to sponsor a PFP Junior child or Contact us at if you have any questions regarding this opportunity.

New Water Purification Unit for Peace Home

water1 A brand new water purification unit has been successfully installed at Peace Home, ensuring all PFP children at BOTH homes now have continuous access to clean drinking water! The purchase of these units was made possible by generous donations in the VIP section of last years annual auction. Thank you so much to everyone who participated!



The 7th Annual PFP Auction is Gearing Up!

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In preparation for our annual auction, we are reaching out to YOU–our amazing supporters for item donations! If you’d like to take part this year please just send us a personal message (you can email Your item donation (think gift cards, vacation homes, services, jewelry, plane tickets, etc) will help PFP provide support to more children who truly deserve a chance.

We hope you’ll join us this year!


Studying Hard

The PFP children continue to work hard at school. Midterms have just been completed with results being very promising! Here are some photos of the kids this school term!

The Peace for Paul Shop

UntitledCheck out the shop on our website. Choose from a selection of beautiful, handcrafted items and other gifts we have in our store. These great items were purchased directly from women’s ‘craft circles’ in order to assist them in supporting themselves and their families. The funds from your purchase will go where it makes the greatest impact.

Click HERE to visit the PFP shop.





School Trip to the Agricultural Fair

The Primary seven and senior children all went to the annual trip to the agricultural show this month with their schools (our caretakers surprised them by joining them there!). The show sets a platform for displaying and identifying innovations made by local and foreign companies through improved technologies for better production, marketing and poverty eradication. this year we focus on climate smart agriculture with a view to enhance sustainable national food security and farm incomes as mitigate and adapt to the impact of climate change.

Everyone had a great time! Gloria (in Primary 6) had the opportunity to attend too, as the school Director paid for her ticket as a reward for her being active in the school and giving a very eloquent speech on the confirmation ceremony day.

New Members Needed

We are continually looking to expand our Peace for Paul team and need people with skills and time to share with this great cause!


Here is a short description of what a PFP Member is:

Peace for Paul is managed by its Board of Directors. There is also a Member pool, which is where people like you–who show an interest, can get their feet wet and see if becoming a Director is something you would like to pursue. We look for people who have a love for the PFP mission and its children and for people who have knowledge and skills to offer which would help PFP grow. As a member, you are invited to (though not required to) attend our monthly Director meetings (via Skype). You are asked to help with our two annual fundraisers (by selling tickets for the raffle, or helping to collect items for the auction). You are also offered the chance to join our various committees if you have an interest in any of them and have a skill that could contribute to its growth. Our current committees are: Sustainability, Education, Social Mission and Fundraising. It is also ideal, if as a member, you take on a specific project. The idea being that you really can dig in and get involved. You could come up with your own project–something you think PFP could benefit from. We would leave that with you!

Please contact us at: if you would like to join our team!

Family Sponsorship Opportunities

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We are looking for general sponsors to help cover all of the extra costs associated with keeping this organization operating smoothly and the children happy and healthy. 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.



Just click HERE to sign up to become a family sponsor!
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this opportunity.