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Current PFP news

June 2022

Welcome to the PFP Family!

This month, we have welcomed a new, and very deserving member into our “A Hand Up” program. Peter is a hard working young man who is pursuing a degree in Catering and Management. He is an exceptional cook with a heart for helping other people. His ultimate goal is start his own business and be in a position to employ young people and help them earn enough money to put themselves through school. As a part of the AHU program he will volunteer his time with PFP and teach our young students baking and cooking skills as well as offer mentoring sessions to those who need it. Welcome Peter!

Peter, baking at Love Home

Young PFP students, learning to bake with Peter

Back to School Again

After a very short break from school, everyone is back at it again. Studying hard at school in their 2nd term of the year! Good luck to all of our students!

Victoria Junior students, saying goodbye to their 1st holiday from school!

Back to school

Real World Experience

PFP’s main focus is to create opportunities for it’s youth to gain real world experience and to prepare themselves for entry into the work force. We want to see our students thrive as functional members in their society. We are so proud of Ajuna. He continues to impress us with his work ethic, integrity and his drive to make a better life for himself and for his family. While Ajuna waits for the results of his most recent exams, he has gained volunteer employment as at intern at a local pharmacy in Jinja. He is working full time, gaining the skills he needs to build up his resume and to become competitive for the job market when it comes time to graduate.  Ajuna is absolutely loving the work. The hours are long and hard, but he is thriving and mastering the pharmacist skills. 

Ajuna, stopping for a pose in the pharmacy

Team AHU (A Hand Up)

PFP is working hard at preparing our older students for the “real world” outside of PFP. When a student enters Senior 5 (usually at about 18 years of age), they are moved into the “A Hand Up” program. They still receive all of the benefits that all PFP children do, however now they are required to give back to their PFP family or community. Each AHU student volunteers 20 hours per week on school holidays and has the opportunity to showcase their specific skill set to better the lives of the PFP children or at risk community members. 

Many of our AHU students were back at school for the term, but we they continue to make time when they can. Tikol returned home on the weekend multiple times to spend one on one time with our most at risk students. Kemi and Yasin are children who, before joining PFP had been living on the streets. Tikol spends time mentoring them, counseling them and even took them out for a special treat. Thank you Tikol!

Tikol with Kemi and Yasin

Tikol, Kemi and Yasin spending time together

Facebook Birthday Fundraisers

We love when our supporters dedicate their birthdays to PFP! Such a fun and easy way to get involved and to allow others to get involved as well!! Facebook fundraisers take ZERO administrative fees! We hope you will consider including PFP for your next birthday! 

Thank you so much to both William and Laura, who in May, donated their birthdays to PFP and collectively raised $470!!!

Happy Birthday to William!

Happy Birthday Laura!!

Birthday Celebrations

Happy, happy birthday to our birthday celebrants! We always do our best to make sure every child in our main program gets a chance to feel special on their birthday.  Each child receives a gift and has a small celebration during their birthday week followed by a BIG birthday celebration all together at the swimming pool during school holidays. Many sponsors get involved by sending gifts to their child as well. All 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- we wish you all THE BEST as we celebrate  YOU this month!

If you are the sponsor of a birthday child this month, you are welcome to send us an email and we can work together to make their day even more special!

Letters from Friends across the world

We have seen an increase in frequency of sponsors writing letters to their sponsor children and could not be more excited to see the connections that are being made and how excited both sponsors and children are to be more involved with one another. Thank you to everyone who takes the time to get to know your sponsored child. It means the world!

New Shoes for Everyone!

Many of our children needed new shoes for Phys Ed at school and thanks to our generous supporters and the success of our recent fundraisers, we were able to purchase a new pair of shoes for every child in our program! Thanks to everyone for making this possible!

New shoes for everyone!

Sponsor Letters Coming Soon

The PFP children have been working hard, writing their sponsor letters. A big envelope, full of their beautiful work will be on its way to Oregon soon and will then be packaged up and sent to each of the sponsors. Get ready!!

 

Faraji, writing to his sponsor

Simon Peter, guiding Shamilla on her letter

 

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 may 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 89 students who are benefiting from this partnership. 

PFP Juniors Supplemental Programs

In an effort to address the needs of the whole child and his or her family, our PFP Juniors coordinator has ramped up the supplemental programs being offered. Each month, during school holidays, there is a regular schedule for career guidance, hygiene and sex education, skills lessons (knitting, painting, tailoring and dance lessons), mental health therapy, family planning and birth control for parents, community outreach programs (food distribution and family empowerment), fun day, and tutoring. The Juniors children are LOVING it and getting involved with more and more programs by the week!

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

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: hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org

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: hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org

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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