June 2020

Uganda Covid-19 Update

Uganda has now registered 317 total cases of Covid-19 (up from 62 cases last month) with 69 of those cases marked as recovered. They are testing at a rate of 1,992 tests per 1 million people (as compared to the US 49,365 tests per 1 million and Canada’s 42,036 tests per 1 million people). As the number of tests/1million people rises, so does the number of positive cases.

The government lockdown is slowly being lifted however. In May, Uganda released private transport (with fewer than three people per vehicle) and Candidates (those students in Primary 7, Senior 4 and Senior 6) are being released back to school on June 3. PFP has a total of 14 students in these levels. The remaining scholars are awaiting official word from the government on when they will be able to return to school. 

Luke and the boys lining up to wash

Plan for Education

Candidates (those students in Primary 7, Senior 4 and Senior 6) are being released back to school on June 3. PFP has a total of 14 students in these levels. The remaining scholars are awaiting official word from the government on when they will be able to return to school. 

PFP has been working with the various schools that our children attend to put together a holiday package that they can work on from home as we await for schools to reopen. Every single one of the children in the PFP programs has been equipped with a holiday notes package and the tools they need to stay on top of their work. When schools are opened up again, they will be ready!

Waibi, studying hard

Community Outreach

The Peace for Paul Foundation has been regularly distributing bars of soap and packages of food to the children who have been placed with relatives in our community. It is our way of making sure that the children are well looked after and their families are able to maintain a high level of personal hygiene during the lockdown. 

Many families within our community also receive supplemental food from PFP as a way to support the entire family, not just the PFP child in their care. Many generous supporters have come together to make this a possibility. 

Clare with her family receiving an extra food package

Enoch and his family, receiving an extra food package

Child Rescue

Gladys just turned 16 and after what had already been a very difficult young life, against her will she was recently sold as a second wife to a man who was later arrested for his crimes against her. We were notified by the government and asked to provide safe refuge. We swooped Gladys up and are providing the loving support she needs to get back on her feet. PLEASE read her story and if you are inclined, please help us to help her.
Gladys-Needs $125/month or TWO at $65/month

Home at last

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this opportunity: hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org

Hanging at Home

With the government’s mandated countrywide quarantine, the PFP children have had lots of quality time at home with their brothers and sisters. Plenty of playing, washing, and just time spent together. 

Esau, Kiiza, Ssenono, Mungu and Adam

Friday with Michelle

Stephen playing jump rope with Peace

Kiiza, Nana, Mungu and Ssenono

Family Time

Schools across the country are closed due to Covid-19 and a country wide lockdown. Many of our children are spending the down time with families in their villages.  It has been a good opportunity to reconnect with family and to learn about their culture. Many of our older children have taken this opportunity to help build small grass thatched houses, make bricks for more permanent structures, learn to farm and so on. Thanks to generous supporters PFP has also been able to offer extra support to children and families from their villages—even installation of solar paneling for one particular family who was in need!

David and Atim with mom

Achia, having dinner inside the grass hut

Community outreach in Moroto

Birthday Celebrations

We always take the time to make every child in our program feel special on their birthday. Each child receives 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. the birthday celebration has been placed on hold due to Covid-19 restrictions, but we still take the time to celebrate the kids individually. 

Esau and Fresher celebrating with the guys

Esau and Ssenono celebrating with the boys

Happy Birthday to our June birthday girls and boys!

Welcome to the Family

This month, we welcomed sponsors for Peace, Kafero and Allan into our PF family. We are so grateful to have such a loving and supportive group of people behind us! Welcome to the family!!

Peace, saying hi to her new sponsor!

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

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.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 61 students who are benefiting from this partnership. Two of these students are in Secondary school and 7 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!

Nile River Farms

Situated on three acres of land near the Nile River our sustainability project, Nile River Farms, is continuing to do well. We tripled the capacity of the piggery last year. We now have 52 pigs and we are starting to see some nice sales!

This project is aimed at providing funds for PFP as well as education and work experience for the children in our independent program. We are striving to show the children in our program that with a little hard work, they can provide what they need for themselves and their families from within Uganda.

We have two full time staff on the farm and while school is out four of our elder PFP boys are living and working on the farm. They go for daily walks to collect grass and other food for the pigs to eat. Pigs rock!

The Bulungi Beads Store

We are pleased to announce that Bulungi Beads now has a store on our website! The Bulungi Beads Shop features beautiful Ugandan jewelry, handmade by women working hard in the slums of Masese and by the young men and women learning the skill in the PFP program. The handcrafted paper beads are purchased from the women and PFP artisans to support their growing business and their families. All profits are sent back to the women and to the PFP program to help pay for food, clothing, school tuition and supplies. Click HERE to view our shop! 

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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