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Current PFP news

March 2024

 Calls to Action

There are so many different ways to make an impact through PFP, and we’ll start by listing them below!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship costs range from $25/month to $140 per month. The difference in sponsorship amount depends on the age of child, whether it is a full or a partial sponsorship and whether they are in primary, secondary or Trade/University level.

Click the photo below to learn more about each child!

Apedum Everline (Primary Junior)- $50/month

Muhammad (Secondary School) – $40/month

Sponsorship covers:

  • Boarding school
  • Medical including mental health/dental
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Housing during breaks/holidays
  • An amazing Ugandan support system (All PFP employees are Ugandan)

Sponsorship, along with our fundraisers, also contributes to:

  • Field trips
  • Cultural exposure
  • Sports/exercise programs
  • Skills training programs
  • Transportation
  • Social work services to support any available healthy family ties
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this opportunity: hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org

12th Annual Anywhere in the World Raffle

8 weeks left!! We’re down to the final 500 tickets until a complete sellout so get your tickets now before it’s too late!! Each raffle ticket sells for $20 and there are only 2,250 sold.  By buying a ticket, you get a chance to win two round-trip tickets to ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, ON ANY AIRLINE. You can use the winning tickets for up to TWO YEARS from the drawing date. The drawing will happen on April 24th, 2025, and it will be live-streamed on Facebook (you don’t have to be there in person to win). This raffle is one of the two main ways we raise money to keep our programs running smoothly. We hope you’ll participate! Just click on the photo below to head over to the purchase page on the website!

Join Our Team: Seeking Directors to Make an Impact

At The Peace for Paul Foundation (PFP), we are dedicated to continuous improvement and finding ways to enhance our impact. As such, we are seeking to add new Directors to our board, and we believe that our team of incredible supporters is the perfect place to find these exceptional individuals. We value diverse perspectives and expertise, and we are particularly interested in individuals with backgrounds in Microfinance, child development, or child psychology. Of extreme importance to us is also in diversifying our Board, so if you are from Africa– and have experience with the culture there, even bigger bonus! As a Director, you will play a crucial role in shaping the strategic direction of our organization, ensuring that our programs and initiatives align with our mission and create a positive and lasting impact on the lives of the children we serve.We look forward to hearing from you and embarking on this journey together. Let’s make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of these remarkable children.

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

Facebook Fundraisers

Birthday Fundraisers

We love Facebook Birthday fundraisers! Your donations have allowed us to pay school fees for children in our programs, purchase typhoid vaccinations for all students, fund community outreach programs and so much more. 

A huge shoutout to everyone who has lovingly used their birthdays as an opportunity to make a positive impact through a Facebook fundraiser benefitting PFP. As we move into the last quarter of the year, we invite you to continue standing with us in our mission. Your continued support, whether through future fundraisers or by spreading the word about PFP make a significant difference in the lives of vulnerable children. Together, we can create a world where every child is cherished, nurtured and given the chance to reach their full potential. 

Once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your incredible generosity and for choosing to celebrate your special day by making a lasting impact. You are a shining example of the profound difference that one person can make in the world.

This month, our Founder is hosting a Facebook fundraiser for her birthday! The goal is $500 and she is so close! Please check it out and donate if you can! 

HEIDI’S BIRTHDAY FUNDRAISER

More Footballs!

The gifts just keep rolling! This month, we took the remainder of the soccer balls brought by Makena and gifted them to one of the children’s primary schools, Victoria Primary. These kids love football and we have no doubt that the balls will be put to good use!

New Sponsors

This month, three children found sponsors for their education.  Thank you to everyone who stepped up to help make these children’s dreams educational journeys a whole lot easier!

Celebrating Our Team: The “Staff Spotlight” Series

We recognize the immense contributions of our dedicated staff members in Uganda. Without their unwavering commitment and hard work, we would not be able to fulfill our mission of providing care and support to the children under our care. We are truly grateful for their invaluable role in keeping our organization running smoothly.

To showcase the incredible individuals behind the scenes, we are excited to introduce the “Staff Spotlight” series on our blog. Each month, we will shine a well-deserved spotlight on one staff member, offering you a glimpse into their important work and the impact they make on a daily basis. From our social workers and caregivers to our administrative staff and nurse, every team member plays a vital role in shaping the lives of our children. They provide love, guidance, and support, nurturing the physical, emotional, and educational well-being of each child in our care.

To our amazing staff members, we extend our heartfelt appreciation for everything you do. Your hard work, compassion, and dedication make a significant difference in the lives of the children and families we serve. Thank you for being the driving force behind our organization’s success.

Prossy Nairuba

Educator at Victoria Junior School- one of our partner schools

Hello, I’m Prosy Nairuba, a dedicated educator with Victoria Junior School Namutumba for over 18 years. Serving as the head teacher, I’ve had the privilege of guiding students through their primary education journey, from their first steps in Primary One to their confident strides as they graduate in Primary Seven, following Uganda’s academic calendar.

The children we nurture here at Victoria Junior School are truly remarkable, each holding a promising future. Over the years, they have consistently excelled, contributing to our school’s esteemed reputation. In recognition of my contributions to education in Uganda, I was honored with a prestigious award and a two-week study tour to Ireland, courtesy of the Irish embassy.

Continuing my journey at Victoria Junior School, my commitment to academic excellence has led to our school consistently being recognized as the best in the region. This dedication earned me the title of Rector, a senior administrative role within the school.

I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Peace for Paul for entrusting us with their children. Ensuring their safety and fostering their academic growth has always been our top priority. At Victoria Junior School, we believe in holistic education, offering a wide range of extracurricular activities such as sports, drama, and dance to promote both academic success and overall well-being.

Madame Prossy with her pupils

Birthday Celebrations

Every month, we work hard to ensure that each child in our program feels special on their birthday. To make this happen, we have a series of celebrations planned for each student, culminating in a big celebration at the swimming pool during school holidays.

Over the course of the birthday month, our team organizes a small celebration (usually delivering treats and sponsor letters to the child at school) to make each child feel loved. We encourage sponsors to get involved by sending gifts or letters to their sponsored child. As the years have gone on, we have noticed more and more sponsors are getting involved by either sending funds for gifts or writing letters and sending pics. We have loved watching it unfold and get better and better each year! 

Eedu Simon Peter with his birthday treats

Happy Birthday to Our March Birthday Girls and Boys- we wish you all the best as we celebrate YOU this coming 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 your child’s day even more special!

PFP Junior Birthday Celebrants

PFP Main Program Birthday Celebrants

Letters from Sponsors

The kiddos LOVE getting letters from their sponsors. PFP students write letters to their sponsors two to three times per year and what a treat it is to get one back! We have loved seeing more sponsors get involved as the years have gone on. This month, nearly every birthday child received a birthday letter from their sponsor and it made their days (and ours too!). So cool!!!   

Congratulations Arthur!

He did it!!! CONGRATULATIONS Arthur!! Our young man has graduated with a certificate in Computer Science and we are so excited for him!! Arthur has been part of the PFP program for 13 years and while we will miss having him around on the daily, we are so excited for what his adult life will bring. Please join us in sending him all the love. We’re excited to see what comes next for our sweet Arthur. 

Arthur in 2011

Arthur today, 2024

A day in the life of PFP Kindergartners

An Article from Hope Home Social Worker, Innocent Basakulu

I am honored to share a glimpse into the daily routine of kindergarten children at the Peace for Paul Foundation. Our day begins early, with the task of waking up the little ones and guiding them through their morning hygiene rituals, including bathing, brushing teeth, and dressing in their school uniforms. After a hearty breakfast and ensuring their shoes are on, we set off for school around 7:00 a.m. Along the way, we encounter various road users, from motorcycle riders to pedestrians, enjoying the sights of other children heading to their respective schools. While some of our children may be reluctant to go to school, others eagerly anticipate the day ahead. On rainy days, the slippery roads provide amusement as we sympathize with those who may have fallen.

Once at school, our children immerse themselves in a variety of educational and physical activities throughout the day. From learning new concepts to engaging in physical education, their time is filled with enriching experiences. As the clock strikes 12:30 p.m., normal classes conclude, and a caretaker arrives to escort the children back home. During our walk home, the children excitedly share what they’ve learned, fostering a sense of understanding and accomplishment. We often find ourselves singing their favorite school songs, and before we know it, we’ve arrived back at the gate of our home.

Back at home, the children greet family members before changing out of their uniforms and enjoying a meal together. Afterward, they engage in playtime, followed by a brief rest period. Then it’s time for homework, a snack, and preparing for the next day by organizing their belongings. A bath and relaxation with cartoons precede dinner, after which it’s time to wind down and prepare for bedtime. This daily routine provides structure and nurturing for our kindergarten children, ensuring they thrive both academically and emotionally.

Walking to school

The AHU (A Hand Up) Program 

As a part of the ‘A Hand Up’ program, PFP students aged 18 and above are tasked with volunteering for their local communities as a way to earn their PFP scholarship and monthly upkeep. Each student is asked to find the task that brings meaning to them as an individual. In November, we saw our students take on a variety of meaningful tasks within their communities, including:

  • Taught students at a local nursery school
  • Cooked meals for a neighbor in need
  • Volunteered at a local Health Clinic
  • Assisted the “Littles” at Love Home to wash their clothing
  • Cleaned up rubbish in Masese to improve hygiene
  • Volunteered time cleaning and organizing a local health clinic
  • Tutored the younger children of PFP
  • Offered English and math lessons to young kids unable to attend school
  • Cooked at Love Home
  • Helped with construction at a school
  • Pumped and carried water for an elderly neighbor

Bobi Wine: The People’s President Film Nominated for Academy Award

Bobi Wine, The People’s President movie has been nominated for an Academy Award. The film documents his 2021 Ugandan Presidential bid. The movie was filmed over five years and it begins with the popular singer’s election to the Ugandan parliament in 2017 and shows his meteoric rise through politics, becoming the face of a vibrant youth movement. The film has been put out by National Geographic and can be viewed on Hulu or Disney+.

The film’s description: “Born in the slums of Kampala, Bobi Wine, Ugandan opposition leader, former member of parliament, activist and national superstar musician, risks his life to fight the ruthless regime led by Yoweri Museveni. Museveni has been in power since 1986 and changed Uganda’s constitution to enable him to run for yet another five-year term. Running in the country’s 2021 presidential elections, Bobi Wine uses his music to denounce the dictatorial regime and support his life mission to defend the oppressed and the voiceless people of Uganda. In this fight, he must also take on the country’s police and military, which are not afraid to use violence and torture in a vain attempt to intimidate and silence him and his supporters”

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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