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Current PFP news

June 2021

PFP’s Official Video.. LOADING!

@Yuriyabi and @storytovideo have combined their talents to produce a video for PFP that will tell the story of the first PFP children (who are now grown men) and will explain how many children, specifically children from the Karamojong tribe, end up on the streets and what PFP has done to help. It is a story of hope and reunification with family whenever possible. We have waited 13 years for this to happen and thanks to the combined efforts of Yuri Yabi and Roos Dejong, it is finally becoming a reality. Stay tuned!

We are excited to report that filming is complete and editing is underway. We are very eagerly awaiting the finished product and will post it as soon as it is ready for us!

Kemi, Hamza, Ashiraf, Yasin and Matthew. The boys living on the streets of Jinja who represented the original PFP boys in our video

Yuri and his crew, filming “a day in the life of a street child”

A story of hope– welcome home boys!

The six boys who played a role in PFP’s video have officially joined our family. We couldn’t just leave them to continue living on the streets and so they have been welcomed home to PFP. Our social work team has been working hard to trace living relatives who they boys feel a connection to and would like to live with on school holidays. Currently the boys are all enrolled at Victoria Junior School and are attending boarding school there. Their stories are brutal and offer a glimpse into why children end up on the streets and what life is like for them there. These kids– they were found at night on the street and they were true street children. Day and night for the past eight years– a life of gangs, ghetto, drugs, and pain. Completely abandoned by society and completely lost. They were scared and abused- by parents, strangers, and police officers. We started with eight and ended up with six still in school. Two of them were too far gone to adjust to a different way of life and so they ran, and sold all of the things we bought. Eight years on the streets was just too long to make the shift. They were too scared, and they don’t trust anyone anymore. Six of them however are taking a chance. To help them with their adjustment process, our older student Friday (and original PFP child-also a former street child), has been offered a job during his long, nine month Senior 4 vacation at Victoria Junior School as their social worker and mentor as we integrate the new boys into a life off of the streets. They are rough–they don’t know how to act in a school. They’re scared and don’t trust anyone– except maybe “Uncle Friday”. They are good kids, but they need a lot of attention and tender care to learn how to trust again. Friday is taking his role very seriously and already we are seeing a change. The boys are laughing, smiling and starting to behave as they should– like little boys with hope. We can’t wait to see how their story continues to unfold. 

Kemi, Ashiraf, Yasin and Hamza before starting school

Benja, Ashiraf, Matthew, Kemi, Hamza and Yasin at Victoria Junior School

Sponsorship Opportunities

We understand that we took a chance bringing these children in without sponsors already lined up, but we just couldn’t leave them out there. Trusting it will all work out and that we’ll find the perfect matches. We are already well on our way to finding sponsors for all six of them. Just 3 left to go! Please reach out if you would like any details at all. We are just a comment or message away. We’d also really appreciate it if folks would reach out to any family and friends that come to mind and share the boy’s story. We can do this together!! ❤

Sponsors Needed

Hamza- Needs one sponsor at $65/month (One sponsor already found!)

Matthew- Needs one sponsor at $80/month

Benja- Needs one sponsor at $80/month

Sponsors Found!


Kemi- Needs one sponsor at $65/month (one already found)

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

Back To School!

Almost all of the children are back to school. Covid restrictions are slowly lifting and now all but the nursery level students are studying again. Many of the terms are being shortened in order to allow for a continued staggered approach, but we will take what we can get! Smiles for MILES!! 

Caregiver Isaac with our Victoria group

Rebecca, Promise, Ketty. Otiang, Yasin, Kemi and Geoffrey at school

Kiiza and Joel, cheesin’!

Skills Graduation

Congratulations to Joseph, Gloria, Friday, Bush, Apaita, Chipa and Brenda for passing their skills courses at Musana Secondary/Vocational School this month. The secondary school these students are going to offers training in practical skills such as plumbing, electrical and tailoring. EVERYONE takes a practical course. Makes so much sense given the state of the work force in Uganda. Love it. Well done crew!!  

Joseph and his good friend, the School Bursar!

Friday, Gloria, Brenda and Joseph at their grad ceremony

Friday’s New job!

Our main man, Friday is such a hard worker, and it looks like people are starting to take notice! The Leadership at Victoria Junior School have offered Friday a full time position as social worker/mentor for the six newest PFP boys (and others in need of extra support) at the school). As you can imagine, the new boys who just left street life are scared, have a hard time trusting anyone and have no idea how to behave in school. Enter our awesome young man, Friday! 

Friday is one of the original boys of PFP and he has been where they were. He understands them on a level that very few can. Since the day Heidi and the crew met these boys, Friday has taken a special interest in them. Because the boys need some extra attention learning how to “school”, the Headmaster at the main primary school our children attend has offered Friday a job (during his long, 9 month Senior 4 vacation) as the boys’ social worker and mentor. How cool is that!!!!
Friday and his boys are all thrilled!!!! ❤❤

Love Home

While all of the older children are back at school, the Love Home children continue to live their best lives. Building friendships, making memories and laughing! Not such a bad gig for these young ones 🙂

Flavia and Baby Mary

Julie, Apio and Achen

Mural Work Continues

One of our AHU recipients, Levy continues work on building the beautiful artwork which is the Love Home wall. He couples painting with art lessons for any children who are at home and would like to contribute to the masterpiece. We are so excited about what this is becoming

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! 

Happy Birthday to Our June Birthday Girls and Boys!

Nile River Farms

May has seen continued growth for the farm.  With sales of piglets and “growers”, the PFP farm has been able to sustain itself and cover all costs for the past four months. The current number of pigs is 63. We are focusing on growing the number of female pigs in an effort to see more pregnant sows.   

Situated on three acres of land near the Nile River is our Nile River Farms. The goal is to grow our population to 90 pigs and sell 10 per month on a rotating schedule.  We have planted a large section of the farm with maize and sweet potatoes, which will be used to supplement the pig feeds and ensure our animals are eating very well. 

This Farm project is aimed at providing funds for PFP as well as education and work experience for the children in our independent living 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.

Happy, free range piglets

The PFP Junior Program

The Juniors Program works with families in our community so parents may be able to send their children to school. These children live full time with their families but for them, poverty has prevented the children from attending school regularly. This program is a partnership between parents and PFP to supplement on what they are able to contribute so parents my take pride in being able to send their children to school through their own hard work. 

The ages of children in this program range from four years to eighteen years of age and we currently have 75 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. This month will see 52 Primary and Secondary level students in this program returning to school. It has been a long wait but we have finally arrived. SCHOOL IS IN SESSION! We are so proud of these hardworking students and their motivation to succeed!

Priscilla and Jaja at home

Family Sponsorship Opportunities

We are always looking for general sponsors to help our family thrive.  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 are 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 Microfinance, child development or child psychology. If 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:

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