The Peace for Paul Junior program continues to grow. With the help of sponsors, more and more children have had the opportunity to start school…which is so EXCITING!!!
Currently, we are looking for a $35/month sponsor for this sweet gal, Rebecca. Please click HERE if you would like to sign up!
Description of the PFP-Junior Program
PFP–J allows us to help a larger number of needy Ugandan children obtain an education. The children who benefit from our PFP Junior Program live in our neighborhood and their parents or guardians are unable to afford the full amount of school fees, uniforms and school supplies. Because they have families to look after them, these children will not be living in our home. Rather, these children will live with their families and be sponsored through PFP for education costs only. This program is designed to be a helping hand to parents who can provide but need some support to contribute to their child’s education and future. We have the parents pay a small portion of school fees only to keep them involved and empowered to educate their children instead of dependent solely on handouts. This program allows an education to be attainable for so many children and their families. In addition, we can help save for the much higher costs of Secondary School. “All kids need is a little help, a little hope and someone who believes in them.”
Click HERE to sign up to sponsor a PFP Junior child!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding this opportunity.
Meet Ochola Treasure
Ochola is a sometimes serious, sometimes funny child who can always keep keep you guessing. His laugh is contagious and he has some seriously unique breakdancing moves! He swears he doesn’t like to run but if you get him going, he’ll run for longer than almost everyone else. Ochola says that when he grows up, he wants to become a pilot so he can help his family and the sick people. He loves playing football, swimming, story telling, watching movies, and most of all, breakdancing.
Here is Ochola’s story:
Before joining the PFP family, Ochola lived with both his mother and father in the slum-town of Masese. Both of his parents are uneducated and unemployed. His mother is deaf and without any resources, severely struggles in her every day life. Disabilities are not understood in Uganda and communication and socialization are difficult for her. She tries to help support her family by visiting the rubbish bins very early in the morning to bring home other people’s scraps for her family to eat. Ochola’s father helps to support his family by cutting grass and making brooms to sell for about 20 cents US.
Needless to say, life has been very difficult for these people. They were unable to meet Ochola’s most basic needs, let alone send him to school. They have reached out to PFP and asked that we help their son to go to school and obtain an education. Thanks to his sponsor, their wish has come true and Ochola is looking toward his future with hope. He maintains ties with his family of course and returns to visit each and every school holiday.
The children had a short holiday from school and came home for three weeks. In this time, they stayed really busy, had a lot of fun and learned a lot.
Tutoring sessions were held twice per week with hired teachers for all secondary kids to keep them sharp and ready to go when school is back in session.
Medical Checkups and Counseling Sessions
Doctor Mufumba and his staff have stepped it up once again and are now traveling to the PFP homes to conduct the routine medical checkups. Additionally, Doctor Mufumba (being a mental health professional as well) is conducting counseling sessions once per week for children struggling with the trauma of their past. Not only is he good at what he does, but our kids know, trust and love him. Thank you Doctor Mufumba for all that you do!
Novel reading and current events
Novel reading takes place every morning, Monday through Friday, for one hour. During this time, children alternate reading to themselves and reading to another. We help the children to work on not only English reading but also comprehension during this time. We also use this time to teach the children the importance of staying up to date on current events through reading the daily newspaper.
The children get to play sports at the field twice per week. Here, they have the opportunity to play the sport of their choosing. Most choose soccer, but there is a lot of running, yoga, badminton and others going on too!
The birthday party was held again at Kingfisher hotel where the children celebrated with swimming, food, cake, and celebrations honoring 13 of our children—This outing was once again sponsored by one of our most generous sponsors, Karen. Thank you Karen for making this a reality!
We always try to keep the children’s minds active and learning things which will help them become successful people now and in the future. This holiday, a Financial Literacy program was developed and taught by our Administrator, Moses. Children aged 13 and up attended the lessons and really seemed to grasp the importance. They are looking forward to more lessons on this!
Many of the PFP children are musically inclined and they love to play instruments, sing and dance. We do all we can to nurture their love of music!
All children with relatives nearby had the opportunity visit this holiday, just as they do every holiday. Family ties are so important to us at PFP and we strive to keep our children connected with their families and their culture.
Our children worked very hard in school this term, and many were recognized with a special title and job to do. The following is the list of students who received special awards this term:
- Opio-Head Prefect, Musana
- Mary-Head Prefect, Victoria Junior
- Esther-Information Prefect P5, Victoria Junior
- Lydia-Head Monitor P5, Victoria Junior
- Samuel-Environmental Prefect, Victoria Junior
- Ayaki-Class Monitor P4, Victoria Junior
- John Bosco-Class Monitor P2, Victoria Junior
- Ilukol-Class Monitor P1, Victoria Junior
- Lotte-Class Monitor P4, Victoria Junior
- Lotukei-House Prefect, Iganga Secondary
- Rose-Class Monitor, Nakanyonyi Secondary
- Mark-Assistant Chairperson of the Christian Union, Mwiri Secondary
- Tikol-Prayer Secretary of the Christian Fellowship, Mwiri Secondary
- Ajuna-Football House Captain, Mwiri Secondary
- Bosco-Junior Prefect, Mwiri Secondary
- Michael-Junior Prefect, Mwiri Secondary
Welcome to the Team
This month, we would like to welcome Maureen Fox and Carrie Anne Honeycutt to the PFP team!
Carrie Anne comes to us with a background in music, dance and art and she is well versed in the art of caring, compassion and love. Three years ago, Carrie Anne spent time with the PFP children in Uganda teaching dance, circus and yoga. We are so glad she is officially a part of the team! Welcome Carrie Anne!
Maureen has a background in nursing and has served on 3 medical missions to Kenya. She says that these trips have changed her life and that Africa has left a handprint on her heart. We are so glad to have you on our team, helping us to make a difference in the lives of a group of very special people.
New members needed
We are continually looking to expand our Peace for Paul team and need people with skills and time to share with this great cause!
Here is a short description of what a PFP Member is:
Peace for Paul is managed by its Board of Directors. There is also a Member pool, which is where people like you–who show an interest, can get their feet wet and see if becoming a Director is something you would like to pursue. We look for people who have a love for the PFP mission and its children and for people who have knowledge and skills to offer which would help PFP grow. As a member, you are invited to (though not required to) attend our monthly Director meetings (via Skype). You are asked to help with our two annual fundraisers (by selling tickets for the raffle, or helping to collect items for the auction). You are also offered the chance to join our various committees if you have an interest in any of them and have a skill that could contribute to its growth. Our current committees are: Sustainability, Education, Volunteer and Fundraising. It is also ideal, if as a member, you take on a specific project. The idea being that you really can dig in and get involved. You could come up with your own project–something you think PFP could benefit from. We would leave that with you!
Please contact us at: email@example.com if you would like to join our team!
The Peace for Paul Shop
Check out the new store on our website. Choose from a selection of beautiful, handcrafted items and other gifts we have in our store. These great items were purchased directly from women’s ‘craft circles’ in order to assist them in supporting themselves and their families. The funds from your purchase will go where it makes the greatest impact.
Just click HERE to go to the shop.
Family Sponsorship Opportunities
We are looking for general sponsors to help cover all of the extra costs associated with keeping this organization going 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.
Just click HERE to sign up to become a family sponsor!
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this opportunity. firstname.lastname@example.orgFOLLOW US