Current Update

Current PFP news

August 2023

Sponsorships Needed

We are still searching for a sponsor match for six children in our program. Please see below for the list of children in need of sponsorship. Six is far too many for us to carry without having a sponsor in place. We would sure love to chat with anyone who might be interested and want more information. Always just a message away.

The cost of sponsorship varies depending on which part of the program your child is in and which school they are enrolled in. As they get older it depends on whether they are still in high school, trade school or university. Sometimes we will split the sponsorship in half, so that can also be an option for the higher ones that haven’t already been divided. Here is the list of the students needing a sponsor, which program they are in and how much the sponsorship is in U.S. dollars.

1. Lotukei – PFP A Hand Up Program – $100/month
2. Jonah – PFP Juniors Program – $140/month
3. Priscilla Mufumba – A Hand Up – $110/month
4. Lojore – A Hand Up – $75/month
5. Cheggem- Main Program- $65/month
6. Arthur – A Hand Up – $60/month

If there is a student listed that you may be interested in helping with, we would love to hear from you.

Sponsorship covers:

  • Boarding school
  • Medical including mental health/dental
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Housing during breaks/holidays
  • An amazing Ugandan support system (All PFP employees are Ugandan)

Sponsorship, along with our fundraisers, also contributes to:

  • Field trips
  • Cultural exposure
  • Sports/exercise programs
  • Skills training programs
  • Transportation
  • Social work services to support any available healthy family ties

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this opportunity:

Keeping in Touch

The love between children and sponsors continues to warm our hearts. Look at these smiling faces! Thanks to all of the sponsors who took the time to write letters this month. It means so much!

Our Staff Nurse

We are so grateful for our staff nurse, Sandra. Her presence is a true blessing for the PFP children as they enjoy round-the-clock access to a compassionate healthcare professional. Whether it’s day or night, Sandra is always there to address their concerns, provide medical care for illnesses, and offer valuable education on preventive health measures. We consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to have her on our team. Sandra’s dedication and expertise enrich the lives of our young ones and provide us with peace of mind, knowing they are in such caring and capable hands.

Nurse Sandra with the Love Home children going through the First aid monthly re-stock

Nurse Sandra, working on Ketty who is home from school for treatment

At School

The PFP students are wrapping up the school term now and are preparing for final exams before heading home for a well deserved break in August. Our staff continue to make weekend visits to check on everyone and to ensure their mental and physical health needs are met. 

Samuel, Lomongon, Noah, Ashiraf and Derrick at St Mary Senior Secondary School

Lydia, Joweria and Chipa at St Mary Senior Secondary School

Happy Days at Love Home

Love Home is a sanctuary for those children who cannot be resettled with family members for one reason or another. Here, they find the safety, stability and love that all children deserve. Our loving caretakers (and dedicated AHU students) walk the kiddos to school every day and then back home where they play, do homework, spend time with each other and the PFP aunties and uncles, and eat 3 round meals a day. Their medical and mental health needs are looked after as well. 

The primary aim of PFP is always to reunite children with their family whenever possible. However, in instances where this is not feasible, Love Home stands as the secure harbor, a place where no child is ever left behind. Our commitment to their well-being ensures that they are cherished, nurtured, and supported, creating a loving environment where they can flourish and thrive.

Adam on the swings

Kemi and Yasin, helping to prepare the afternoon snack

Esau and friends washing their clothes

Esau, Nakayi and Benita on the swings



Julius on the playground

Supplemental Education

Supplemental education is something we take seriously within our organization as it’s important for our students to have practical skills that will help them cope with life in Uganda after leaving our program. We have an array of options for the students, but some of the more practical choices include:
* Tailoring
* Knitting
* Baking
* Computer Skills
* Cooking
* Catering
* Jewelry Making

The unemployment rate is extremely high in Uganda, so we work hard to ensure our children have developed enough skills to give them many options when it comes to supporting a family. Tools they can use on a daily basis.

Ashiraf learning to knit

Our Security Team

Did you know that each of our homes has its own security dog? Security is a struggle in Uganda, and maintaining the safety of our children and staff is a top priority. Not only does each home have two full time security guards, but each guard team has a security dog for added support measures. Since welcoming the dogs to our family, we have not experienced a single security breach, and even the guards can rest easier at night knowing they are safer too. 

Okunduyo (our guard) with Love Home’s security dog, Love.

Trade Program Internships: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Industry

Witnessing the active involvement of our trade and university students in their internship programs brings us so much joy. These invaluable experiences not only offer real-world exposure but also ignite a sense of enthusiasm among our students as they approach the end of their academic programs and gear up to embark on their professional journeys.

Angela working at his electrical training internship program

William, working at his art repair ship during his internship training this month

Celebrating Our Incredible Team: Introducing the “Staff Spotlight” Series

We recognize the immense contributions of our dedicated staff members in Uganda. Without their unwavering commitment and hard work, we would not be able to fulfill our mission of providing care and support to the children under our care. We are truly grateful for their invaluable role in keeping our organization running smoothly.

To showcase the incredible individuals behind the scenes, we are excited to introduce the “Staff Spotlight” series on our blog. Each month, we will shine a well-deserved spotlight on one staff member, offering you a glimpse into their important work and the impact they make on a daily basis. From our social workers and caregivers to our administrative staff and nurse, every team member plays a vital role in shaping the lives of our children. They provide love, guidance, and support, nurturing the physical, emotional, and educational well-being of each child in our care.

To our amazing staff members, we extend our heartfelt appreciation for everything you do. Your hard work, compassion, and dedication make a significant difference in the lives of the children and families we serve. Thank you for being the driving force behind our organization’s success.

Apieun Lambert

Hope Home Security Guard

Greetings, I am Apieun Lambert, currently employed as a security guard at the Peace for Paul Foundation’s Hope Home. I am deeply grateful to the foundation for placing their trust in me for this job. Protecting the well-being of our children and other staff is a responsibility I wholeheartedly embrace. Moreover, I find immense joy in connecting with the children while on duty, witnessing their growth and development each passing month and year.

Additionally, the presence of our canine protectors at the project adds a nice touch to my work. Feeding them and being accompanied by them during night shifts is an enjoyable experience. I cherish every moment spent at the Peace for Paul Foundation and have no regrets about my decision to join. Working with children has always been a dream of mine, and seeing it come true fills me with pride and satisfaction in being a part of such a wonderful organization.

Lambert with Benita at Love Home

Birthday Celebrations

Description by Hope Home Caretaker, Denis

I am Emuron Denis, a care taker at the Peace for Paul Foundation, and I’d like to share with you how we conduct our children’s birthday celebrations. We organize these celebrations while the kids are at school and then again when they are back home.

Firstly, we start with small individual celebrations to recognize and congratulate each child on their special day, celebrating the miracle of their birth and the addition of another year to their lives. These mini celebrations take place every month for children whose birthdays fall within that specific month. We visit them at school or at home, wherever they may be. 

Following the individual celebrations, on the school holiday, we come together for a grand birthday party, which includes various exciting activities. The children receive gifts, enjoy swimming, and partake in a delicious birthday meal. The highlight of the party is the cake-cutting ceremony.

During the festivities, the children actively engage in dancing, swimming, and singing, making the atmosphere full of fun and enjoyment. As a unique tradition, the children joyfully pour water on the birthday celebrant, creating a memorable moment of celebration and congratulation for the milestone of another year in their life. Everyone eagerly participates, enthusiastically fetching water in cups or containers to douse the celebrant in a playful and affectionate manner.

These birthday celebrations bring immense joy to the children, and the vibrant spirit of the Peace for Paul Foundation shines brightly during these memorable occasions.

Happy Birthday to Our August Birthday Girls and Boys- we wish you all the best as we celebrate  YOU this coming 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 your child’s day even more special!

PFP Junior Birthday Celebrants

PFP Main Program Birthday Celebrants

Empowering PFP’s Older Students: The AHU Program Encourages Students to Give Back

Each passing month brings with it a deeper sense of purpose and altruism for the AHU students. Rather than focusing on self-centered pursuits, these young men and women are learning to embrace a philosophy that centers around giving back and improving the lives of others. 

Eager to make a difference, the AHU students proactively seek out fresh avenues to contribute positively to society.  Each endeavor is an opportunity for them to lend a helping hand, extend kindness, and weave compassion into the fabric of the world around them. As they immerse themselves in the act of giving, the students find a unique sense of fulfillment that cannot be replicated elsewhere. Their experiences go beyond mere acts of charity; they become transformative life lessons that instill empathy, resilience, and humility.

This newfound lifestyle of giving back is empowering the PFP students to recognize the power of their gifts and talents. Each individual skill becomes a tool for good, a means to bring about positive change in the lives of others. Whether they possess artistic prowess, scientific acumen, or exceptional leadership skills, they channel these attributes to benefit those in need. Their journey is a testament to the profound influence that embracing a giving mindset can have on one’s life trajectory.

Facebook Birthday Fundraisers

To all the incredible souls who have selflessly used their birthdays as an opportunity to make a positive impact, we extend our heartfelt thanks. Your Facebook birthday fundraisers in support of The Peace for Paul Foundation (PFP) havebrought hope to countless lives.

As we move forward, we invite you to continue standing with us in our mission. Your continued support, whether through future fundraisers or by spreading the word about PFP, makes a significant difference in the lives of vulnerable children. Together, we can create a world where every child is cherished, nurtured, and given the chance to reach their full potential.

Once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your incredible generosity and for choosing to celebrate your special day by making a lasting impact. You are a shining example of the profound difference that one person can make in the world.

Empowering Families Through the Juniors Program: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

We believe that education is a powerful catalyst for change and we understand the challenges faced by families in our community who struggle to provide their children with consistent access to education due to poverty. That’s why we are proud to introduce the Juniors Program—a collaborative effort between parents and PFP—to support these families in sending their children to school.

The Juniors Program is designed to work hand-in-hand with families, empowering parents to take an active role in their children’s education. While the children live full-time with their families, financial constraints have hindered regular school attendance. We firmly believe in fostering a sense of pride and ownership within parents by supplementing their contributions to ensure their children can attend school through their own hard work and dedication.

Through this program, we aim to break the cycle of poverty by providing educational opportunities for children aged four to 18 years. Currently, we have 94 students who are benefiting from this transformative partnership between parents and PFP.

By partnering with families, we not only address the immediate financial barriers to education but also foster a sense of community and shared responsibility. We recognize that parents are the primary caregivers and educators in their children’s lives. Therefore, we work closely with them to develop sustainable solutions, ensuring that education becomes a shared goal and a source of pride for the entire family.

The Juniors Program is a testament to the collaborative spirit and unwavering commitment of our community. We are inspired by the resilience and determination of the families we work with, and we are honored to be part of their journey towards a better future. Together, we can make a difference. Through this partnership between parents and PFP, we are building a stronger, more educated community—one child at a time.

Family Sponsorship Opportunities

We are always looking for general sponsors to help our family thrive. As a general family sponsor, your support extends to every child under our care. Your commitment enables us to provide essential resources and opportunities that contribute to their holistic development. Through your generosity, you become a vital part of our extended family, empowering each child to reach their full potential.

We offer various sponsorship opportunities that cater to specific needs within our family. You can choose to be a Medical Family Sponsor, ensuring that our children receive the necessary medical care and support they require. Alternatively, you can become a Dental Family Sponsor, helping to promote their dental health and well-being. We also have the option of being a Mental Health Family Sponsor, prioritizing the emotional and mental well-being of our children.

Your sponsorship commitment can be tailored to fit your capacity, with options of $25, $50, or $100 per month. No matter the amount, your contribution makes a lasting impact on the lives of these deserving children, enabling them to thrive and break the cycle of poverty.

By becoming a sponsor, you join a community of compassionate individuals who share a common goal—to uplift and empower vulnerable children. 

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this opportunity:

Join Our Team: Seeking Directors to Make a Meaningful Impact

At The Peace for Paul Foundation (PFP), we are dedicated to continuous improvement and finding ways to enhance our impact. As such, we are seeking to add new Directors to our board, and we believe that our team of incredible supporters is the perfect place to find these exceptional individuals.

We value diverse perspectives and expertise, and we are particularly interested in individuals with backgrounds in Microfinance, child development, or child psychology. As a Director, you will play a crucial role in shaping the strategic direction of our organization, ensuring that our programs and initiatives align with our mission and create a positive and lasting impact on the lives of the children we serve.

If you have a passion for our cause and would like to support the work of PFP in a more meaningful way, we would love to chat with you. We believe that the best candidates are often those who already understand and embrace our mission and values, and who have a deep commitment to making a difference in the lives of vulnerable children.

To explore this opportunity further, please reach out to us via the email provided below. We can have an initial conversation to discuss your interests, skills, and how they align with our organization’s needs. Together, we can determine if this role might be a good fit for you and if it offers the opportunity to make a significant and meaningful contribution.

Even if the Director position may not be the right fit for you at this time, we still encourage you to connect with us. We value every interaction and see it as an opportunity to build connections, exchange ideas, and collaborate in our mission to create a brighter future for the children we serve.

We look forward to hearing from you and embarking on this journey together. Let’s make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of these remarkable children.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this opportunity:

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