Simon Peter’s Story
Simon Peter’s father died and his mother ran away when he was just an infant. To this day, no one knows her whereabouts. After her disappearance, Simon Peter was taken in by his aunt and uncle, but after the death of his uncle his aunt had a mental breakdown and has been unwell since. For many years Simon Peter lived with his aunt and his cousins, who he grew up with as brothers. The Local Chairperson of the village they lived in reported that after her mental breakdown, the aunt often physically abused Simon Peter and her own children and chased them away from the hut they lived in. Home was never a safe place to be for Simon Peter and he was always living in fear.
Finally, after many years of abuse, a neighbor took pity on Simon Peter and his cousin Geoffrey and she brought them to live with her. She provided what she could for close to a year, but ultimately had too many burdens taking care of her own family. She could no longer care for the boys and had no choice but to send Simon Peter back to his aunt. This kind woman pleaded with The Peace for Paul Foundation to take Simon Peter in so he would have a chance at a better life. In 2017, he came to live at Love Home (the PFP youngest children’s home) with his cousins Geoffrey and Eric. Simon Peter now attends a highly ranked private boarding school and is excelling in his studies. He hopes one day to become a farmer.
Through the efforts of the PFP team, another of Simon Peters’ aunts and and uncle (both police officers) were located. In late 2018, he joined them at home with his cousins Geoffrey and Eric. PFP continues to support Simon Peter with education and medical related expenses, but during school holidays, he lives at home with his aunt and uncle, who love him very much. The PFP social worker continues to make home visits and to follow up to ensure his safety and well being.
Date of Birth: February 2, 2011
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to become a farmer
Why? So I can supply people with food
What is your favorite color? Blue
What is your favorite food? Rice and meat
What is your favorite thing to do? Football and farming
What is your favorite subject in school? English