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Current PFP news

January 2021

11th Annual Anywhere in the World Raffle

PFP Members and Directors are selling raffle tickets for $20 each with a chance to win two round trip tickets to ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, ON ANY AIRLINE. There are only 2,000 total tickets sold and due to COVID restrictions, tickets can be booked for up to TWO YEARS from date of drawing! The drawing will be held March 30th, 2021 at La Provence in Lake Oswego, Oregon (you do not need to be present to win). This is one of two major fundraiser that we rely on in order to keep our programs running smoothly. We hope you will take part!  Check out the webpage here.

Sponsorship Opportunity

Kafero’s parents died and he was left an orphan when he was just 2 years old. An uncle took him in, but he is an elderly man with a disability that prevented him from obtaining employment. Kafero worked hard to help his uncle earn a small income by quarrying rocks or cleaning houses for neighbors. Before joining the PFP program, Kafero had never attended school and slept on the floor of a mud hut with his uncle. He had no bedding and when it would rain, he was often soaked through. Kafero often went days without food and had no hope of attending school. His uncle was worried that the next step for Kafero would be street life and he begged for help from The Peace for Paul Foundation. Kafero was brought home to The Peace for Paul Foundation family in August 2017. He joined his sister Viola, who has been a part of the PFP family since 2015. Kafero now attends a highly ranked private boarding school and is excelling in all of his classes. When not studying, he also enjoys playing sports, doing puzzles and playing with his friends. 

In 2018, Kafero’s eldest sister came forward after obtaining a job and reported that she wanted to offer a home and family to Kafero and his sister Viola.  PFP continues to support Kafero with education and medical related expenses, but during school holidays he lives at home with his elder sister, who loves him very much. The PFP social worker continues to make home visits and to follow up to ensure his safety and well being. Kafero enjoys spending time with his family and is grateful for all of the love that surrounds him.

Kafero-Needs one sponsor at $65/month

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this opportunity:

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.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this opportunity:

Director (on the Board) Needed

We’re looking to add a new Director or two to our board and what better place to look than from within our team of awesome supporters. We are always looking for ways to improve and would love to find someone with a background in child development or child psychology. If you think this could be you and you would like to support the work of PFP in a more meaningful way, we’d love to chat. Please reach out via the email below and we can go from there to determine if it might be a good fit. At the very least…. we’ll have a great conversation and a chance to connect.Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this opportunity:

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of our PFP family. It has been a difficult year for so many people across the world and the PFP family and members in our communities were certainly not exempt.  Thankfully, we made it through the year and I think we are all just a bit better for it. As we reflect on the generosity of our supporters and PFP family we realize that even in the most difficult of times, people pull through for others. Many sponsors and supporters donated extra whether that was to provide a Christmas present for a PFP child, Christmas dinner for a family in need, starting a new sponsorship or just support for our general fund. It all made an impact and allowed PFP to survive this difficult season. When it came time for Christmas we distributed gifts but many of our older children opted to spend their gift money on family or community members in need instead. It seems that in times of struggle, people tend to look outside of themselves to see who they can help instead. It has been awe inspiring and an absolute pleasure to watch. From the bottom of our hearts– thank you. You are all an inspiration. 

Hope Home boys– preparing for the delivery of gifts to community members

Hope Home boys, delivering gifts to at risk community members

Christmas dinner, courtesy of sponsors!

AJ, donating his Christmas gift to a family in need

Christmas Packages for All!

Thanks to our amazing sponsors, all 165 children in the PFP programs received a Christmas gift this year. Many children received letters from their sponsors as well–the smiles these letters brought cannot be overstated. Through a donation from each sponsor, the gift items were purchased from within Uganda. Every child was thrilled and the local economy thrived this holiday season. Double win!

Brenda with her Christmas gift

Joel, Waibi and Lomilo reading sponsor letters

Community Impact

In addition to Christmas gifts for the PFP children, we asked our supporters to consider making an extra donation to provide support for our community members and the PFP family. Through the generosity of so many, we were able to reach well over a hundred families in the community and provide food and medical support for almost 500 people. Additional needs within PFP were met as well. Examples include laptops for our University and trade level students, water wells for both homes, sports equipment and first aid supplies. 

Simon Peter with his new laptop for school

Alex with Christmas dinner for his family

Uganda Covid-19 Update

Uganda has now registered 34,281 cases of Covid-19 (up from 18,890 cases in December). There have been 250 reported deaths from Covid-19 in Uganda (up from 191 deaths in December. The population of Uganda is 46.4 million. Uganda has risen to #98 on the list of 220 countries and territories,

Government mandated restrictions remain in effect, with churches and public gathering places closed. Public and private means of transport are being allowed, but with space restrictions. The evening curfew has been extended to allow people to move outside of their homes up until 9 pm. 

On October 15th, the Ugandan government opened up schools for candidate classes (Students in Primary 7 and Senior 4 level). These students are required to write national exams at the end of this year and so extra attention is being provided to the students. For the rest of the children still not allowed to return to school, PFP continues to support them and their families from where they live, providing food, and medical support. There is hope that all students will be able to return to school in January. 

We are so grateful to our community of supporters for enabling us to continue this important work, even in the most difficult of times.

Masks, masks and more masks

One of our very generous and big hearted donors hand made well over 300 masks for use by the PFP staff, children and families. When Heidi visited this month, she hand delivered the masks and we couldn’t be happier to know our children and staff members will be just a little bit safer. What a wonderful group of supporters we have!

Candidate Classes Go Back To School

Most of the children in candidate classes (Primary 7, Senior 4 and Senior 6) returned to school on October 14th and are now finishing up their final exams. They will return home for a short break and then return to school for the final few months in January. We are still awaiting official word on the rest of our students bit are keeping them busy in the meantime.

Jackie, Fatuma, Waibi, Lotte and Faraji at school

Education continues at Home

We continue to place an emphasis on education for ALL PFP children. This includes both those in candidate classes who are back at school and those children still not allowed to return quite yet. The PFP children, both those living within our walls and out in the community, continue to benefit from the school books library.  The library consists of educational materials, revision books, and all the necessary tools to stay on track and remain ready for a full return to school. The library is available to children living in our homes as well as those spending the holiday time with their family in the village. 

We continue to provide “school” from home, and have hired two tutors that each spend four hours per day, five days per week teaching the students at Love and Hope Homes. One tutor focus on learning for nursery through Primary 3 levels and the second tutor focuses on learning for Primary 4 to primary 7 levels. We are working with the families in our community to ensure that the children who have been placed with family are not left behind. 

Patricia, during her tutoring lesson at home

Enoch, studying at home

Community Outreach

Through the generosity of our amazing PFP team, we have been blessed to be able to continue to support the families of PFP children in our community. The Uganda team continues to regularly distribute bars of soap, packages of food, clothing, and home supplies to the children who have been placed with relatives in our community. We also continue to step in to provide medical support when necessary. Immaculate’s sponsor reached out to us to offer a little extra support this month. The offer came at just the right time as her mother was at risk of being evicted from her home due to an inability to pay rent. The gift that was given was enough to pay her rent for the past three months and now the family is in the clear. What a wonderful gift!

Immaculate with her family

Additionally, this month, we were able to help boost the business of two of our teenage entrepreneurs in Moroto. Samuel and Apaita started their own chapati stand business and we couldn’t be more proud. One day we bought out their entire stock of chapati and served it to the community. Win for everyone! 

Samuel, Heidi and Apaita, making Chapati

Samuel and Apaita with their business in Napak

Skills Training at Home

While 28 of the PFP children have been allowed to return to school this month, the majority are still at home while the country remains on a strict lockdown. Movement outside of the homes is limited and so we have been working hard to make home a fun and educational place to be. We continue to offer tailoring lessons at Love Home (courtesy of Promise’s mother), dance classes at Hope Home (courtesy of Levy and Charlie, our AHU recipients) and painting lessons at both homes (courtesy of Levy). 

We are looking toward finding ways to keep all of the children busy and active and thanks to our generous donors, are going to be purchasing bicycles for each home so the children can go out on socially distanced physical education outings. We are also exploring the option of renting an entire pool for the PFP children to use while they get some exercise and SMILES!

Levy and Hope Home kids with an art project

Birthday Celebrations

Happy, happy birthday to our special ones! We always do our best to make sure every child in PFP gets a chance to feel special on their birthday.  Each child receives a gift and small celebration followed by a BIG birthday celebration all together at the swimming pool during school holidays. The group birthday celebration has been placed on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions, but we still take the time to celebrate the kids individually. Many sponsors get involved by sending gifts to their child as well. These children deserve to feel special on their day and we always do our best to make it so! 

Longoli, Apio, Achen and Agnes celebrating their birthdays

Happy Birthday to Our January Birthday Girls and Boys!

The Mufumba Family

This time of year brings both joy and pain as we remember our good friend Doctor Mufumba. He died two years ago now in October of 2018. His 42nd birthday would have been this month in December. While we miss him greatly, we are overjoyed to continue to see his family grow and blossom while we continue to provide educational support for all four of his children  Dr. Mufumba’s wife Rose manages his clinic which still provides medical care for all of the PFP children. Additionally, Rose has opened her home as a foster mom now to four of the PFP children– Lotukei has struggled with depression, but under the watchful eye and loving support of Rose has become a part of the family and has made a beautiful recovery. Sanyu is HIV positive but with Rose and the Mufumba Family to watch over her and ensure she is treated appropriately, she is thriving. Brenda and Gloria both joined the family this month as they are now too old to stay at the children’s homes but their family situations are unsafe. Rose and the Mufumba Family to the rescue every time! We could not be more proud to partner with this beautiful family. 

The Mufumba Family

Sanyu with Jajja

Welcome to the Family

This month, we welcomed a new sponsor for Palma into our PFP family. We are so grateful for have such a loving and supportive group of people behind us! Welcome to the family, Danielle!!

The PFP Junior Program

The Juniors Program works with the families of children in the PFP community to help them be able to send their children to school.These children all live full time with their families but poverty has prevented them from attending school regularly. The ages range from four years to sixteen years of age and we currently have 68 students who are benefiting from this partnership. Five of these students are in Secondary school and 11 are sitting for National Exams this year so they may join secondary school in 2021.  We are so proud of these hardworking students and their motivation to succeed!

Muzeyi, Mariana and Faima

GuideStar Platinum Level Participant

The Peace for Paul Foundation has earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile participation level (the highest possible)! This leading symbol of nonprofit transparency and accountability is presented by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information.

In order to be awarded the Platinum Seal of Transparency, The Peace for Paul Foundation included contact information, financial information, our goals, strategies, capabilities, indicators, and progress, helping us more effectively share our story with the world.

Check out our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile and tell us what you think:The Peace for Paul Foundation GuideStar Profile