March 2017

PFP Annual Raffle

There are now just 3 weeks left to get your “Anywhere in the World” raffle ticket. Tickets are being sold for $20 each with a chance to win 2 round trip airline ticket vouchers to anywhere in the world on any airline! Click HERE to reserve your tickets!

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. 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

December delegate, Kasey Higbee has launched an Etsy Shop called 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!

Welcome Rahim!

This month, we have welcomed our 25th child into the PFP Juniors program. Thanks to his new sponsor Kasey, Rahim will be able to attend school while still living with his mother. He is so happy—just look at his smile!

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.

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.

Family Sponsorship Opportunities

We are looking for general sponsors to help cover the extra costs associated with keeping this organization 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

Meet Lillian

LIllian is a shy young lady, but get to know her and you find a very strong willed and ambitious person. She loves reading and often takes time to read to the younger children. She loves math and someday wants to become a nurse! Her favorite food is chips and chicken and her favorite color is yellow.

To see her profile page, click HERE.

Lillian’s Story

Lillian is the youngest of three children and an orphan. Her mother was poisoned when she was a baby, and her father died from excessive alcohol intake a few years later. Lillian does not clearly remember either parent. After the death of her father, she lived with her grandmother and three cousins who had no parents either. Lillian worked collecting water and firewood from the village and selling it to earn money. She would also dig in other people’s gardens for money.

She would attend school when there was not household work or childcare demanded of her. Eventually the work became too much and she had to drop out of school.

Now that she has joined the PFP family, Lillian attends one of the best primary boarding schools in Uganda. She has a safe home and plenty of food. She enjoys reading and learning skills like sewing, shoe repair and beadwork. She was relieved to have the good opportunity to leave her situation in Moroto, and promises to work hard so one day she can return to help her family.

Back to School

After a long, two month holiday all of the children have gone back to school. We love how eager to learn the PFP children are!

Off to Secondary School

Mary, Florence, Friday and Arthur have each graduated primary level and are finally off to secondary school! Arthur and Friday to Jinja College, Mary to Iganga Secondary and Florence to Wanyange Secondary. We are so proud of these kids!

Nursery School

Sanyu and Ketra, our two youngest children are so excited to start nursery school! They will be attending day school at Becky’s Eden, a short walk from Peace Home. Go girls!!!

Welcome to the Family!

This month, we have welcomed four new children to our main program. All four were once a part of the Juniors Program and have transitioned to the main program due to deteriorating home life circumstances.

Elvis and Josephine

These siblings share a very close bond. They have stayed together through thick and thin and have supported each other even after the death of both of their parents. They have been a part of our Juniors program for two years, but recently, due to their grandmother’s failing health, have been accepted into our main program.
Elvis wants to become a doctor one day and Josephine aspires to become a teacher. Their PFP Junior sponsors have stepped up to cover the higher cost of a sponsorship in our main program and one very generous sponsor has stepped up to share the additional expense of sponsorship for both of them. We are so glad to welcome them home.

David and Atim

These two have been through a lot together. They were abandoned by their mother many years ago, and when asked, say they don’t remember her at all.  After the death of both their father and their grandmother (the only caregiver they had ever known), the two were shuffled around from place to place and finally left in the care of their aunt. Unfortunately, their aunt did not have their best interests at heart and the home they lived in was unsafe. Just this month, the two have been welcomed to the full PFP program and will now know the stability that they have always deserved. Atim hopes to one day become a teacher and David would like to become a pilot. We know that with a little bit of love and support, those dreams may be realized.

 

Team Building

This month, the Ugandan team was treated to a very special outing from a very special visitor! A team that plays together.. stays together!  Everyone had a great time at Bujagali Falls and is ready to work even harder together for the good of PFP. We just love our Uganda team!

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!
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