June 2017

Welcome to the Family

This month, we welcomed two more children into our growing family. We are so proud to be able to play a part in these children’s lives and we have high hopes for their futures.

Geoffrey and Simon Peter

Simon Peter and Geoffrey have been welcomed home this month, safe from the abuse, uncertainty and hunger that they lived through on a daily basis before. They have grown up as brothers and thanks to their sponsors, have been rescued together and will continue to grow up together. The difference now being that they will have the opportunity to attend school, eat when they are hungry and focus on being children, rather than simply survival day to day. A big shout out to the people who made this possible!

 

Sponsors Needed

We still have 8 children in need of sponsors! See below for links to profiles of the children who still need sponsorship.

Patience (Click photo to be re routed to her profile page)

$125/month or TWO $65/month sponsorships needed

Promise (Click photo to be re routed to her profile page)

ONE $65/month sponsorship needed

Eric (Click photo to be re-routed to his profile page)

ONE $125/month or TWO $65/month sponsorships needed

Tracy (Click photo to be re-routed to her profile page)

ONE $125/month or TWO $65/month sponsorships needed

Friday (Click photo to be re-routed to his profile page)

ONE $165/month or TWO $85/month sponsorships needed

Arthur (Click photo to be re-routed to his profile page)

ONE $50/month sponsor needed

Kato and Kakuru (Click photo to be re-routed to profile page)

These twin boys each need ONE $125/month or TWO $65/month sponsorships

Click HERE to sign up to sponsor a child or Contact us at hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org if you have any questions regarding this opportunity.

Our Growing Family

Our recently purchased Love Home is becoming more lively by the day! Love Home is now home to 16 children, new to our program and rescued form a life of fear, hunger and uncertainty. A big thank you to all of the people who have stepped up as sponsors to rescue these beautiful children!

Home for the Holidays

The entire PFP family has been home for the month of May for their school break. 78 children between the three homes were very busy this month. Their calendar of events included dental checkups, counseling sessions, immunizations, tutoring sessions, community service, field days, educational outing, birthday party, supplemental education, skills training (tailoring, beading, computers, show mending, piano lessons), novel reading, and work training for 18 and ups.

Birthday Celebrations!

Thanks to a very generous donor, PFP has the opportunity to provide a big birthday bash each holiday for the children in our care. This holiday we celebrated birthdays for 25 children. Everyone gathered at Love Home for a day full of dancing, music (DJ and all!), birthday cake, a special meal and birthday gifts for the birthday children. What a treat for everyone!

Community Service Activity

Each holiday, the PFP children take part in a group community service project. This holiday, everyone got together (caretakers included) to help clean up the local police station! The community members and police were very pleasantly surprised to see 58 PFP children taking part in this important activity. Community service teaches the PFP children the importance of giving back and building community relationships.

PFP’s Students

At their respective schools, many of our children have campaigned and been nominated for various posts within their school community.

  • Brenda–Environmental prefect
  • Natulei–Office prefect
  • Kiiza–Mess hall prefect!
  • Tikol–School news reporter
  • Arthur–House Chief.
  • Ajuna, Alyat and Lotukei–Sports prefects
  • Michael and Gloria–Health prefects
  • Mark and Agnes–Church prefects
  • Allan–Dance hall majesty
  • Friday–Class captain, House leader, Farmers club cashier, Debating club mobilizer, Dance and Drumming prefect
  • Lojore, Sabrina, Viola, Waibi, Aggan, Angella, Florence–Class monitors

Transition to Adulthood

This holiday as a part of the PFP transition program, the 18 and older PFP boys and girls had the opportunity to start their work training program. During school holidays, they will be working 15-20 hours per week at a simple Ugandan job. They are being paid a typical Ugandan wage through PFP for their work in the community–and with this opportunity will be learning work ethic, budgeting and financial management skills and how to become an adult within their own community.

In addition to the jobs this holiday, they have been presented with a curriculum, designed by our Uganda staff to teach them work ethic, financial management, moral codes, safety and security, career guidance, and other subjects, all designed to help them become the most successful adults they can be!

The 18 and up PFP children will continue to be supported by PFP through University but will slowly learn how to live and work on their own so that by the time they leave PFP, they are equipped to be a successful, contributing member of their own society. Exciting times ahead!

PFP Junior Sponsors Needed

There are now 25 children in the PFP Junior program! All children currently in the PFP Junior program are fully sponsored, but there is always room for more. For only $35 per month, you could sponsor a child through the PFP Junior Program and help a very deserving little person fulfill their dreams.

Click HERE to sign up to sponsor a PFP Junior child or Contact us at hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org if you have any questions regarding this opportunity.

What is the PFP Junior Program?

The PFP Junior Program 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 healthcare 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. The parents pay a small portion of school fees only to keep them involved and empowered to educate their children instead of depending 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 or Contact us at hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org if you have any questions regarding this opportunity.

Family Sponsorship Opportunities

We are 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.

Just click HERE to sign up to become a family sponsor!
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this opportunity. hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org

August 2017 Social Mission Delegation

Have you ever thought about visiting your PFP child? Or maybe you just want to get out, see the world and make a difference. Now’s your chance! There will be another delegation headed to Uganda in August of this year and we still have a few open slots. Click here to view our information packet and reach out if you would like to join. We are accepting applications now!

Please contact us at: hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org if you would like to join our team!

Bulungi Beads

Please check out our Etsy Shop–Bulungi Beads! The shop features beautiful Ugandan jewelry handmade by women working hard in the slums of Masese and by the young women who reside in Peace for Paul’s Peace Home for girls in Uganda.

100% of the proceeds will be sent back to these women and children to help pay for food, clothing, school tuition and supplies. We thank you so much for your contribution to this cause. Click here to view our shop!

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, Social Mission 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: hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org if you would like to join our team!

GuideStar Gold Level Participant

The Peace for Paul Foundation recently earned the Gold GuideStar Nonprofit Profile participation level! 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 Gold Seal of Transparency, The Peace for Paul Foundation included basic contact information, financial information, and our goals, strategies, capabilities, indicators, and progress, helpingus 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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