August 2019

Sponsors Needed!

PFP has three children in need of sponsorship at the moment.

Click the photos of the children below to learn more about them! If you are interested in becoming involved with PFP through a sponsorship, please send an email to: hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org

Elvis

We are looking for one $85/month sponsor for Elvis

Karen (PFP Junior Program)

We are looking for one $35/month sponsor for Karen

Abraham (Nana)

We are looking for one $125/month sponsor for Nana (or TWO $65/month sponsors)

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding these opportunities- hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org.

Education is our Number One Priority

The entire PFP family is back at school, studying hard and doing their best!!

Nursery Level Students

The Love Home children (Nursery school level), walk to and from day school with the PFP aunties and uncles. The group always seems to have so much fun walking to school and being there.

Primary Level Students

Primary level students attend one of two boarding schools–either Victoria Junior or Musana Primary. Study hard and play hard–thats their motto!

Secondary Level Students

Secondary students are all attend boarding school and receiving the best education we can provide. The next holiday will commence on August 16!

Trade Schools

Although many of our children are still in primary and secondary schools, a handful have made the switch to trade school and we couldn’t be more excited about what lies ahead for them.

  • Allan is taking a Certificate Course in Electrical Engineering
  • Lilian Onyang is taking a Certificate Course in Hair Dressing and Massage
  • Rose is taking a Certificate Course in Hair dressing, Pedicure and Massage
  • Hawa has just graduated with her Certificate in Hair Dressing and is renting a chair at a local salon while she finishes her internship.

Resettlement and Family Empowerment

The PFP Uganda team continues to attend trainings put on by the government. These trainings are put on in an effort to help children’s organizations across Uganda reunite children with their families. The topics of this month’s trainings were:

  • Case management and reintergration.
  • Child Assessment and case planning.
  • Alternative care.
  • Family assessment and child and family preparation.
  • Basics of child development.
  • Monitoring and evaluation.
  • Child protection.
  • Resettlement and applicable tools
  • Foster care and qualities of foster care
  • Roles of children’s homes and foster care families
  • Supporting foster families and biological families
  • Matching, monitoring, and reviewing placement

Birthday Celebrations

As usual, we always take the time to make every child in our program feel special on their birthday. Happy Birthday to our August birthday girls and boys! See below for pics of our August celebrants!

  • Loputh Joseph- August 3 (17)
  • Irene- August 5 (14)
  • Kiiza- August 6 (10)
  • Paul- August 12 (20)
  • Christine Khwaka- August 15 (8)
  • Lydia- August 15 (15)
  • Ochola- August 16 (11)
  • Viola- August 16 (19)
  • Juma- August 19 (14)
  • Simon Peter Ichumar- August 22 (22)
  • Abraham Nana- August 27 (6)
  • Onyang LIllian- August 28 (16)
  • Sarah- August 29 (16)

Family Partnership and Resettlement

We understand the importance of family and whenever possible, we offer a hand up to our children and families from their own homes. We employ multiple social workers and are spending lots of time searching for living family members, resettling and maintaining family ties, while still ensuring safety. Through the hard work of our social workers, PFP has been able to identify many long lost relatives of children in our program and are now working on reintroducing children to their families and on building those relationships. Once a child has been placed with family members the PFP team continues to make home visits, follow up weekly with each child and identify needs or struggles.

Nile River Farms

Pigs, pigs and more pigs. More mamas are pregnant and we have 52 pigs on the farm now and are expecting our first sales next month

  • Boars-1
  • Sows-6 (2expectant mothers)
  • Piglets-15
  • Growers-30

We currently have 2 expectant mothers with new babies expected to arrive in August. We will be expanding the piggery and growing the current piglets until they can be sold (first pig sales are expected in September!). The hope is that we will be able to scale up this business model and start using profits to partially fund the organization’s operations.

During this school holiday, our farm manager is hosting classes on permaculture for the transition students. They are learning about permaculture design and creation of growing beds.

The PFP Junior Program

The Juniors Program works with the families of children in the PFP community to help them be able to attend school.  The ages range from four years to sixteen years of age and we currently have 58 students who are benefiting from this partnership.  These children all have families but poverty has prevented them from attending school regularly.  We are so proud of these happy and hardworking students and their motivation to succeed!

Family Sponsorship Opportunities

We are always looking for general sponsors to help cover the extra costs associated with keeping The Peace for Paul Foundation 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.

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

Bulungi Beads

Bulungi Beads (BB) is another way PFP is helping the community.  We partner with moms in a local village who hand-make all of the jewelry and bags out of paper beads.

Fast Facts: Origin of Paper Beads

  • It’s most likely that paper beads first originated in Victorian Era England.  Women would spend time together and use scraps of elaborate wallpaper (very common in homes at the time) to make the beads.
  • The women wrapped the strips of paper around their knitting needles and dipped them in bees wax to polish and protect the beads.
  • Long strings of the finished paper beads were used as curtains and in doorways to divide rooms.

Give Bulungi Beads a like on Social Media!

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Bulungi Beads Events

Are you interested in hosting a home party showcasing our Bulungi Beads jewelry and handbags?  It’s a great way to share our mission with your friends in the comfort of your own home.  Email us for more info at bulungibeads@gmail.com

Upcoming In Vancouver, WA

ROAR August 25th at 7:30 PM. We would love to see you there!  Check them out at https://www.roarvoices.com.

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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