January 2020

10th Annual Anywhere in the World Raffle

PFP Directors and Members are selling (only 2,000 total) 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 30th, 2020 at La Provence in Lake Oswego, Oregon (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!

Click HERE to purchase your tickets now!

2019 Annual Giving Auction Impact

Our 2019 Annual Giving Auction was a huge success! We were able to raise $12,000, which was enough for all of the items on our wish list this year. We will post updates as we complete them, but for now here is a sneak peek of a few already completed items!

Typhoid Vaccinations

One of the items in our auction this year was typhoid vaccinations. We have been able to offer a vaccine to every single child and staff person affiliated with PFP (175 total vaccinations!).   Your support ensures everyone with PFP is free from typhoid for the next THREE YEARS!!

Family Visits

Thanks so much to everyone who donated to “Family Visits” in our recent online auction/giving event. The money raised helps us to ensure the PFP children have every opportunity to spend time with family during holidays from school. We are using the donations for our social workers to travel and locate missing relatives and when we find them we allow the children to visit . During the visit we provide some much needed items such as food, mosquito nets, transport etc. to allow for a safe and happy visit with the relatives. So important to reestablish and keep these connections alive!!

Christmas Baskets

Because of your generosity we were able to provide sugar, soap, posho and rice to 30 homes. We focused on folks who otherwise would have had next to nothing to eat for Christmas this year. We delivered food baskets to the elderly in our community–a group who is most at risk, and least able to support themselves. Our youngest PFP children did the shopping and delivered the goods and were so excited to be able to give back.

New Bike for Peter

Peter got his new bike through the Online Giving Auction!!! We guarantee you no one will appreciate it more and it will be well well loved. Peter is in charge of all the maintenance on our homes and is such a good man. The bike is crucial to his job as it is how he gets back and forth to the homes, picks up supplies, etc.

Christmas gifts for all PFP children

This year, sponsors had the opportunity to send funds to purchase a Christmas gift from their chid from within Uganda. The gift giving event was a huge success with every single child receiving a gift, and a lot of funds being pumped into the local economy. Many children chose new shoes, backpacks and shoes, while others chose to spend their gift money on their families. It was beautiful to watch what every child chose to do with their Christmas gifts. Thank you to all of the sponsors who took part!

Esau, with his Christmas gifts

Charlie chose to use his Christmas money to help his mom pay rent and purchase needed supplies for her chapati businessThe Mufumba family with their gifts

Nantale and Sharifa, happy with their Christmas gifts

Ajuna used his Christmas gift money to take his little sister on her first ever date. Complete with a new fancy dress and sparkly shoes!

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 time searching for living family members, and resettling and maintaining family ties, while still ensuring safety. PFP has been able to identify many long lost relatives of children in our program and we are now working on reintroducing children to their families and on building those relationships. Once a child has been placed with family members (typically only during school holidays) 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. 

Ochola, reunited with his mom

Family Visits in Northern Uganda

This holiday, many of our elder children have had the opportunity  to travel to Moroto under the supervision of our social worker Emma (also Karamojong). He is staying in a rented home which acts 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 are staying with their families, and Emma makes weekly visits to check in on them.  Family ties are so important to PFP!

Friday, Brenda and Esther with relatives in Northern Uganda

Emergency Rescue 

While in Northern Uganda, Paul found his nephew had been struck by lightening in the head while out in the field tending cattle. Paul recognized that the medical care little Mike was receiving was not adequate and he traveled with Mike back to Jinja to take him to a top notch hospital. He needed to have bone grafting a major surgery done, but he will make a full recovery. Thanks to our supporters we were able to raise the $2,000 needed to complete surgery and all follow up appointments. Mike has a great reason to smile… and does he ever!

Paul and Mike

Mike after surgery

Levy Graduated From University!

We love this picture of Levy from his graduation. It captures his awesome spirit!!! Levy graduated from university this month with a Bachelor of Vocational Studies in Art and Design with Education. We couldn’t be prouder.

It has been or pleasure to come alongside Levy as he finished his degree as part of our A Hand Up Program. The program is designed to empower vulnerable young adults in Uganda. To enable them to become successful members of society and to continue the cycle of giving and hope. The recipients do not receive a hand out, but a hand up and they commit to work with the the foundation and mentor our children. Levy rocks at this!!!

Congratulations again Levy!!! Looking forward to seeing what’s next.

**Photo credit to Seguya Charles, another awesome member of the A Hand Up Program.

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 January birthday girls and boys! See below for pics of our November celebrants!

  • Esau–January 1 (3 years old)
  • Angela–January 5 (16 years old)
  • David–January 6 (13 years old)
  • Michael–January 8 (20 years old)
  • Sanyu–January 13 (6 years old)
  • Lotte–January 17 (15 years old)
  • Ayaki–January 23 (16 years old)
  • Allan–January 30 (22 years old)
  • Julie–January 31 (6 years old)
  • Harriet–January 31 (9 years old)

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 61 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 hardworking students and their motivation to succeed!

Kirabo Emily

Muhammed

Community Rescue

PFP was recently involved in a community rescue of four children left alone to care for themselves. Fifteen-year-old Kowa was left in charge of the home and his three younger siblings, including one mentally challenged child, Isiko. The mother left town to look for work to pay rent, but in her absence, they were going without food or schooling and the landlord evicted the children. The case was forwarded to PFP by the community social worker and we were able to step in. We paid the past due rent to enable the children to remain in their home and we located the mother and brought her back. All four children have been enrolled in our PFP Juniors program so they may now attend school and receive basic medical care.

** The children who benefit from our PFP Junior Program live in our neighborhood and are unable to afford school fees, uniform fees and school supplies. Because they have families to look after them, these children do not live in our home. Rather, these children live with their families and are sponsored through PFP for their education costs and some basic medical needs.

Left to right –  Isiko, 7, Kamiya, 9, Jackie, 3 and Kowa, 15.

Allan’s internship

Allan has been enrolled in the field training portion of his electrical certificate program. He has signed on with a company in Kampala and will be working with them for two months learning hands on skills. So far, he has been learning how to install sockets, chisel into the walls and laying conduit. We are so proud of our young man!

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.

Sponsor Needed!

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

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