Calls to Action
Sponsorship costs range from $25/month to $140 per month. The difference in sponsorship amount depends on the age of child, whether it is a full or a partial sponsorship and whether they are in primary, secondary or Trade/University level.
- Boarding school
- Medical including mental health/dental
- 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
- Social work services to support any available healthy family ties
12th Annual Anywhere in the World Raffle
Raffle ticket sales are going on now! Each raffle ticket sells for $20 and there are only 2,250 being sold. By buying a ticket, you get a chance to win two round-trip tickets to ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, ON ANY AIRLINE. You can use the winning tickets for up to TWO YEARS from the drawing date. The drawing will happen on April 24th, 2025, and it will be live-streamed on Facebook (you don’t have to be there in person to win). This raffle is one of the two main ways we raise money to keep our programs running smoothly. We hope you’ll participate! Just click on the photo below to head over to the purchase page on the website!
Join Our Team: Seeking Directors to Make an 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. Of extreme importance to us is also in diversifying our Board, so if you are from Africa– and have experience with the culture there, even bigger bonus! 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.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
We love Facebook Birthday fundraisers! Since we started using Facebook as a fundraising platform in 2018, we have raised a total of almost $45,000 through our friends’ generosity on Facebook. Your donations have allowed us to pay school fees for children in our programs, purchase typhoid vaccinations for all students, fund community outreach programs and so much more.
A huge shoutout to everyone who has lovingly used their birthdays as an opportunity to make a positive impact through a Facebook fundraiser benefitting PFP. As we move into the last quarter of the year, 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 make 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.
In January, the Chairman of our Board, Lisa- hosted a birthday fundraiser and raised enough to support one of our children for an entire year!
A visit from PFP’s Founder
PFP’s Founder and Director made another visit to Uganda in January. This time, she brought her 9 year old daughter to join in on the fun! First up, was spending time with the 10 original PFP boys, and Heidi’s adopted sons (Makena’s brothers)! All of them traveled from wherever in Uganda they are currently living/schooling and they hit the ground running. First on the agenda was a Premier league soccer game!
A visit to Uganda is always a great reason to organize a Kindness Day!! The crew went into Masese (where a number of our kiddos are originally from) and treated a group of deserving kids to a day at one of our homes including a great lunch, soccer and a soccer ball to take home. Everyone had an amazing time!
Maintaining Family Ties
Celebrating Our Team: 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.
Every month, we work hard to ensure that each child in our program feels special on their birthday. To make this happen, we have a series of celebrations planned for each student, culminating in a big celebration at the swimming pool during school holidays.
Over the course of the birthday month, our team organizes a small celebration (usually delivering treats and sponsor letters to the child at school) to make each child feel loved. We encourage sponsors to get involved by sending gifts or letters to their sponsored child. As the years have gone on, we have noticed more and more sponsors are getting involved by either sending funds for gifts or writing letters and sending pics. We have loved watching it unfold and get better and better each year!
Happy Birthday to Our February 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
The Long Awaited Birthday Party
In January, we celebrated all of the children whose birthdays fell between October 2023 and January 2024. Everyone gathered for swimming at the local pool, and then we met at Peace Home for a big meal (prepared by our culinary students Friday and Peter), cake, music dancing and celebrations. Each of the birthday kids received a special gift from their sponsors as well. As usual, everyone had the best time and can’t wait for the next!
This holiday, Fatuma was teaching Makena how to make paper beads. Love the concentration! Fatuma is the main organizer of the women in Uganda who make our jewelry for us to sell and share with our clients. The business is called Bulungi Beads. Has allowed several women in the slum are many of our children came from to make enough money to help support their families and send their children to school. Has evolved beautifully over the years. You can check out our store on our website. Here is the link: https://peaceforpaul.org/bulungibeadsshop/
An Important Gift
Thanks to donors in this years Christmas Giving Fundraiser, each of our University students received a new laptop so that they would have the opportunity to complete their coursework uninhibited. We (and especially Mark, Paul and Michael) are so grateful to those who supported PFP in this year’s auction.
The AHU (A Hand Up) Program
As a part of the ‘A Hand Up’ program, PFP students aged 18 and above are tasked with volunteering for their local communities as a way to earn their PFP scholarship and monthly upkeep. Each student is asked to find the task that brings meaning to them as an individual. In November, we saw our students take on a variety of meaningful tasks within their communities, including:
- Taught students at a local nursery school
- Cooked meals for a neighbor in need
- Volunteered at a local Health Clinic
- Assisted the “Littles” at Love Home to wash their clothing
- Cleaned up rubbish in Masese to improve hygiene
- Volunteered time cleaning and organizing a local health clinic
- Tutored the younger children of PFP
- Offered English and math lessons to young kids unable to attend school
- Cooked at Love Home
- Helped with construction at a school
- Pumped and carried water for an elderly neighbor
Navigating Uganda- transportation across the Country
Empowering Families Through the Juniors Program
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.
TThe Impact of Uganda’s Anti-Gay Laws on Agoa Benefits and US Relations
The United States continues to look for ways to put pressure on Uganda to reverse the harsh anti-gay laws put into place last year. Uganda and three other African countries have been removed as beneficiaries of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa). Uganda will not longer have the ability to export certain commodities to the US duty-free.
In an October 2023 letter to the speaker of the US Congress expressing his intention to remove the four countries from the list of Agoa beneficiaries, Mr Biden said Uganda has “engaged in gross violations of internationally recognised human rights.”
The downside is that experts are warning Uganda’s expulsion from the deal could destroy thousands of jobs, cause a foreign-exchange earnings drought, and low utilisation of raw materials locally,.
Since the establishment of the Agoa legislation in 2000 to allow several African countries to export a number of commodities to the US duty-free, Uganda has been a significant beneficiary of the programme.
In the 12 months to June 2023, Uganda’s exports to the US under Agoa amounted to $8.2 million, about 11.5 percent of its total exports to the US in the same period, which totalled $70.7 million. (Data from the US Department of Commerce)
Over 80 percent of Uganda’s exports under Agoa were from the agricultural sector, which employs about 72 percent of the country’s workforce, indicating that the expulsion could have a significant hit on jobs.
Uganda could be readmitted into the programme if it shows commitment to meet the set criteria, which could mean scrapping its anti-gay law.
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