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 tortured Simon Peter and her other 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 constantly living in fear. Finally, after many years of abuse, a neighbor took pity on him because he was too young to defend himself or to run away when he was being abused so severely. She rescued him and provided what she could for close to a year, but ultimately she had too many burdens taking care of her own family. She could no longer care for him and was planning on sending him back to his abusive mother. This kind woman had 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 young children’s home) with his cousin Geoffrey. Through efforts of the PFP team, Simon Peter’s long lost aunt and uncle (both police officers) were located and in late 2018, he was resettled there 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 sailor
Why? I love sailing
What is your favorite color? White
What is your favorite food? Chicken and chips
What is your favorite thing to do? Football
What is your favorite subject in school? English