July 2019

Sponsors Needed!

PFP has three children in need of sponsorship at the moment.

Click the photos of the children below to learn more about them! If you are interested in becoming involved with PFP through a sponsorship please send an email to: hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org

Elvis

We are looking for one $85/month sponsor for Elvis

Harriet Awuma

We are looking for one $125/month sponsor for Harriet (or TWO $65/month sponsors)

Ojok Jacob

We are looking for one $125/month sponsor for Ojok (or TWO $65/month sponsors)

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding these opportunities- hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org.

Back to School

Everyone has been back at school since the beginning of June. The days at school are long but everyone is up for the challenge. For senior level students, morning preps begin at 5am and the last class ends at 7pm. Talk about working hard for a future!

Ajuna is off to pharmacology school!

Our AJ (Ajuna Emma) has just made the leap from secondary school to pharmacology training at the St. Elizabeth’s Institute of Health Professionals in Mukono District. After considering options long and hard, he decided his passion lies here and he’s jumping right in. First day of school begins July 15. We are so proud of this young man! Will keep you all posted on his progress.

Trade Schools

Although many of our children are still in primary and secondary schools, a handful have made the switch to trade school and we couldn’t be more excited about what lies ahead for them.

  • Allan is taking a Certificate Course in Electrical Engineering
  • Lilian Onyang is taking a Certificate Course in Hair Dressing and Massage
  • Rose is taking a Certificate Course in Hair dressing, Pedicure and Massage
  • Hawa has just graduated with her Certificate in Hair Dressing and is renting a chair at a local salon while she finishes her internship.

Birthday Celebrations

As usual, we always take the time to make every child in our program feel special on their birthday. Happy birthday to our July birthday girls and boys! See below for pics of our June celebrants!

  • Alyat-July 6th (15 years old)
  • Sharifa-July 7 (11 years old)
  • Gloria-July 8 (17 years old)
  • Shatra-July 9 (7 years old)
  • Lotukei-July 10 (22 years old)
  • Kafero-July 13 (8 years old)
  • Morgan-July 17 (6 years old)
  • Rebecca-July 18 (9 years old)
  • Noah-July 22 (12 years old)

Annual Strategic Planning Session

Every June, the PFP Board of Directors gathers together to discuss the overall strategic plan for the next three years. This year, we invited a board development consultant, Stephen Reichard, to provide a full evaluation of the organization followed by training and a report out. We learned a lot and will be incorporating many of Stephen’s recommendations into our strategic plan. We are focusing on:

  • Resettlement and family tracing for children in our programs
  • Empowerment of families rather than creating a culture of dependency
  • Expanding our Board of Directors to include additional Ugandan stakeholders
  • And so much more!

Children Home Trainings in Uganda

Now that we are officially registered with Children Home status, the Ugandan government has been keeping our PFP staff busy with trainings on child welfare, caregiving, alternative care and other ways to care for the WHOLE child effectively. Our Ugandan administrator has attended multiple meetings this month with topics ranging from stress at work to maintenance of tribal culture and resettlement. The staff have learned the importance of maintaining culture in the lives of children, and to search for ways of resettlement with family members rather than raising children in a children’s home, away from family.

Family Partnership and Resettlement

We understand the importance of family and whenever possible, we offer a hand up to our children and families from their own homes. We employ multiple social workers and are spending lots of time searching for living family members, resettling and maintaining family ties, while still ensuring safety. Through the hard work of our social workers, PFP has been able to identify many long lost relatives of children in our program and are now working on reintroducing children to their families and on building those relationships.

Nile River Farms

Breaking news from Uganda!!!! More piggy babies!!! We’re up to 48 in our thriving little business.

We will be expanding the piggery and growing the current piglets until they can be sold (first pig sales are expected in September!). 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.

During this school holiday, our farm manager is hosting classes on permaculture for the transition students. They are learning about permaculture design and creation of growing beds.

 

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 58 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 happy and hardworking students and their motivation to succeed!

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. hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org

Bulungi Beads

Bulungi Beads (BB) is another way PFP is helping the community.  We partner with moms in a local village who hand-make all of the jewelry and bags out of paper beads.

Fast Facts: Origin of Paper Beads

  • It’s most likely that paper beads first originated in Victorian Era England.  Women would spend time together and use scraps of elaborate wallpaper (very common in homes at the time) to make the beads.
  • The women wrapped the strips of paper around their knitting needles and dipped them in bees wax to polish and protect the beads.
  • Long strings of the finished paper beads were used as curtains and in doorways to divide rooms.

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Bulungi Beads Events

Are you interested in hosting a home party showcasing our Bulungi Beads jewelry and handbags?  It’s a great way to share our mission with your friends in the comfort of your own home.  Email us for more info at bulungibeads@gmail.com

Upcoming In Vancouver, WA

ROAR in August at 7:30 PM. We would love to see you there!  Check them out at https://www.roarvoices.com.

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

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