December 2019

11th Annual Online Auction

Two days left to go!! The Annual Online Auction will close on December 4th which is just after Giving Tuesday.  Please pledge your support!  We are focusing on what we like to call “VIP Items” again this year. These are things needed on the ground in Uganda to keep the operation running smoothly. We could really use a hand with some “extras” which are outside of the dollars we raise through our one-on-one sponsorship program. Examples would include spending $25 for material to practice sewing, $50 towards purchasing sporting equipment for the children, $100 towards our solar panel project at our homes, $200 towards unexpected dental emergencies, $250 for mosquito nets, etc. We will then happily forward a certificate for you to give to someone as a Christmas gift, birthday gift, or a just because gift. You can simply “bid” on something to support our sweet children.

www.32auctions/.com/PFP2019

Apio and Aachen, excited for the auction! 😉

Typhoid Vaccinations

One of the items in our auction this year is typhoid vaccinations. We are working hard to be able to offer a vaccine to every single child and staff person affiliated with PFP. That will be 175 total vaccinations at a cost of $25 per vaccine to complete this holiday.  Your support will ensure everyone with PFP is free from typhoid for the next THREE YEARS!!

Welcome (and thank you) To Our Newest PFP Sponsor!

In November, one more child found her sponsor. 🙂 Thank you so much to the new sponsor for Teddy! We are so grateful and excited to have you as a part of our team!

Sponsors Needed!

Esther (PFP Junior Program)

Esther needs one $35/month sponsor 

Waibi (PFP Main Program)

Waibi needs one $65/month sponsor

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

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.

Fatuma, Longoli, Sabrina, Florida, Sharifa, Brenda, Clare, Tracy, Lillian, Cheggem, Nantale and Priscilla

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

Home From School

Everyone is finally home from school for the long holiday! It is now the end of the year (the Ugandan school year ends at the end of November) and our students are finishing strong, but you can bet they’re ready for the holiday. They are home for two months and looking forward to many activities around the house and in the community. Most of the PFP children will have the opportunity to spend some time with family over this holiday while being monitored by our social workers. We will look forward to keeping you posted on how it goes!

Left to right, top to bottom: Apurio, Lojore, Natulei, John Bosco and Sarah in school uniform
Left to right, top to bottom: Peace, Harriet, Ketra, Kafero, Patience, Morgan, Geoffrey and Rebecca–all nursery school graduates!

Congratulations Simon Peter!!

This guy has finished Senior 6! A HUGE deal in Uganda as many don’t even get the chance to finish their primary levels. Simon Peter joined us when he was in Senior 2 after having spent his life struggling and doing everything in his power to stay in school despite being unable to find income to get his fees paid. He has always understood the importance of education and overcame many obstacles to remain in school. He is now a secondary level graduate and looking forward to the next step. Now we await his National Exam results which will determine whether he qualifies for University. Congrats Simon Peter! We are so proud of you!

Family Partnership and Resettlement

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. PFP will continue to support each child with education, medical needs, clothing, food and other items as necessary. 

We are looking at partial resettlement (during school holidays) for a number of our children. Relatives of these children have been receptive and are excited to welcome the children into their families during school holidays. Meetings have been held at the PFP office to prepare the relatives, hear concerns and build a plan for each child looking at resettlement this year.

Our Karamojong children will have the opportunity to travel to Moroto this holiday under the supervision of our social worker Emma (also Karamojong). He will stay in Moroto in a rented home as a base so children have a safe place to stay at night as needed and can visit relatives during the day. Most of the children will be staying with their families.  Family ties are so important to PFP!

PFP social worker, Emma (Family visits coordinator) with children’s relatives in Moroto on one of his research trips this month

A typical homestead in Moroto

PFP social worker, Emma with children relative in Moroto–looking forward to welcome his nephew home for the holiday!

Welcome to the Team Emma!

We are proud to welcome our newest team member. Achii Emma holds a bachelors degree in social work and social administration from Kampala University. He has experience working with Ohana Foundation and previously with the Peace for Paul Foundation in Uganda as a social worker. He has held a position with Born Again Youth Foundation and as a social worker in the Office of the Community Development Officer of the Jinja District Office. He is proficient in management, monitoring and evaluation. The most important strength is that Emma is from the Karamojong tribe and speaks the language fluently. Emma now works with PFP as the resettlement liaison for our Karamojong children in Moroto, northern Uganda. His task is to ensure the children’s safety and security. He stays in Moroto during their family visit and makes daily home visits to address any concerns or needs that may arise.

In Training

Ajuna has been enrolled in the PFP Foundation since he was eight years old. He was originally rescued from the slums of Masese in 2009. In the ten years that have passed since joining our program he has been reunited with his family and is now attending pharmacology training at St. Elizabeth Nursing School. During school holidays he returns to Masese to stay with his parents and six siblings where he assists with running a small market.

As a Resettlement Coordinator Assistant he acts as the eyes and ears on the ground, making daily visits to the resettled PFP children who now spend holidays with their families. He reports directly to the Resettlement Coordinator and to the Executive Director of PFP. Ajuna’s primary goal is to ensure the safety and security of all resettled children in Masese while allowing them the freedom to build lasting relationships with their families.

Birthday Celebrations

We always take the time to make every child in our program feel special on their birthday. There is always a special gift and small celebration on their birthday followed by a BIG birthday celebration for them together at the swimming pool during school holidays. Happy Birthday to our December birthday girls and boys! See below for pics of our November celebrants!

  • Agnes–December 2 (21years old)
  • Apio– December 4 (5 years old)
  • Aachen–December 4 (5 years old)
  • Longoli–December 15 (11 years old)
  • Waibi– December 25 (15 years old)
  • Fatuma– December 26 (13 years old)

Nile River Farms

The number of pigs on our farm continues to grow. We now have 62 pigs on the farm, with two sows expecting. Our pigs will be large enough and ready for sale in January this year!

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.

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!

Three of our Juniors students sat for the National Exams this term. Faima, Enoch and Esther have graduated Primary 7 and are on their way to Senior level. We are so proud of these amazing students!

Left to right, top to bottom: Faima, Enoch and Esther

Emergency Rescue Mission

The PFP Foundation has come to the rescue of four children in the community whose home was being lead by the eldest brother Kowa (15 years old). He has been left to care for his three younger siblings (one of whom is developmentally challenged) while his mother searches for work in a city far away. The children cannot pay their rent, let alone attend school or purchase food. The situation was reported to the local probation office and was then forwarded to PFP for support. Rent and food have been provided for the month and we are now looking at options for schooling for the siblings. Stand by for more information…

Kowa, Kamiya, Isiko and Jacky

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.

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