January 2019-Part 1

9th Annual Anywhere in the World Raffle

We are now selling raffle tickets for $20 each with a chance to win two round trip tickets to ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, ON ANY AIRLINE! The drawing will be held March 25th, 2019 at La Provence in Lake Oswego, OR (you DO NOT need to be present to win). This is one of two annual fundraisers that we rely on in order to keep our programs running smoothly. We hope you will take part!

End of Year Holiday

Our children are all home now for the big end of year school holiday and are enjoying it to the fullest. Our candidates (Primary 7 and Senior 4 students) are home for a full 3 months while they wait to start their next school term. We have had so much fun hosting multiple visitor groups this time around-Co founder Ellie and her family of 7, ED and Founder Heidi and her family of 4, Sponsor Tara and her family of 3 and long time supporter Karen and her granddaughter Christina. The children are getting a well deserved break from school to rest, play and re-charge. 

Resettlement Program

The Peace for Paul Foundation recognizes the importance of family. We have been taking a good look at all of the children in our program and the specific barriers preventing them from being with their own family during school holidays. In some cases, if these barriers are addressed, successful resettlement is possible. This holiday, two groups of three PFP children will be resettled with family, while still being fully supported by PFP for all school, medical and other financial needs. Our social worker will make weekly check in visits to ensure the happiness and safety of the children.

Next month, after a lot of planning and counseling, Viola and Kafero are being resettled with their family. Their eldest sister has gained employment and is happy to welcome them into her home during the school holidays. Such an exciting time for this family!

Family Visits

PFP always strives to maintain family ties for children in our program. During this long holiday, all children had the opportunity to visit with their relatives. For some, that meant a long journey up north to Karamoja where they had the opportunity to stay for 6 days. Others traveled to villages closer to our homes in Mbiko, and still others had the chance to visit with their relatives during the family day hosted at Hope Home for boys. All children presented their family members with a Christmas food basket, courtesy of PFP. Smiles all around!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to our amazing PFP family! We hope that everyone around the world enjoyed it as much as we did. The PFP family had the opportunity to host a birthday party at the pool for 23 birthday boys and girls on the 31st. The party following the pool party included music, light up balloons, presentations and a night full of dancing and fun! The best part is that we had the privilege of hosting our annual birthday party sponsor for this big birthday bash!

Birthday Celebrations

As usual, we always take the time to make every child in our program feel special on their birthday. Our January birthday celebrants were:

  • Angela-January 5 (16 years old)
  • David- January 6 (12 years old)
  • Michael-January 8 (20 years old)
  • Sanyu- January 13 (5 years old)
  • Lotte-January 17 (14 years old)
  • Ayaki- January 23-(15 years old)
  • Allan- January 30 (21 years old)
  • Juliet- January 31 (5 years old)
  • Harriet- January 31 (8 years old)

Sponsors Needed

Lobolei Alex

We are looking for one $40/month sponsor for Alex 

Sylvia Longoli

We are looking for one $165/month sponsor (or TWO $85/month sponsors) for Sylvia 

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