Natulei will be nine years old this month. She has been with a part of the PFP family since she was just 4 years old. She is a vibrant, kind and spunky little girl who can dance with the best of them! She wants to be a nurse one day and says that her favorite things to do are to dance and sing (of course!).
Here is her story:
Natule is the youngest of four children in her family. Her mother left the family after overdosing on drugs and later being taken away to jail. She has not had contact with Natule or her siblings since. Natule’s father also ran away and left her and her brother with their grandmother. The grandmother has done the best she could to care for the two young children, but in her old age, she could not obtain employment. All she could do was look for food in the rubbish bins of Jinja town.
Before joining the PFP family, Natule and her brother would go to town each day to beg for help. They would also help their older sister who worked in a bar. As very small children, they would help her serve, clean and wash dishes. When they weren’t working at the bar, begging on the streets or digging in the rubbish pits, they would collect firewood and dig in gardens for money. Neither she nor her brother, Lomilo, ever had the luxury of attending school. Food insecurity was a big challenge and they would often go without food in a day.
Today, Natule and Lomilo are happy, healthy and studying with Peace for Paul. Even without any prior schooling, Natule has been at the top of her class since starting to study. She says that even though she is sad that her mother and father left them, she is so happy to have a new and good family with Peace for Paul.
On May 12th, the children are going to be finished with their first term of 2016. They all worked hard this term and even had some fun while at school!
When the children come home from school for holidays, we always try to keep them busy learning and having fun. There is plenty in store for the upcoming May holiday. Photos to come!
- Tutoring-Some children will attend tutoring sessions in subjects they are struggling with.
- Counseling- Doctor Mufumba will travel to the homes one day each week to host counseling sessions for children struggling with the trauma of their past
- Skills Development- This holiday, the children will learn how to make candles and soap! Classes will take place two days per week for the entirety of the holiday.
- Literacy- Personal Novel reading daily at each child’s own reading level
- Sports- Three times per week all of the children board a bus and head down to the local field to play soccer and other games.
- Birthday party- The party this time will be honoring 13 of our children! Thanks so much to our very generous supporter Karen for making this birthday party and gifts a reality!
- Financial Literacy- This program has been developed and will be taught by our Administrator, Moses.
- Music- kids will have an opportunity to learn and play different instruments!
- Fire Safety-A refresher course on what to do in case of a fire
- CPR/First Aid-A refresher course will be taught this holiday to both caretakers and children.
New Roof for our Childrens Nanny, Amina!
The roofing project for Amina is now complete. Innocent spent a day helping to get it up, which was greatly appreciated by Amina and by all of us. We are proud to say that now Amina and her family have a roof over their home!
Welcome to the Team
The Peace for Paul Foundation would like to welcome our newest Member, Brianna Bowman to the team! Thank you for your dedication and all of the love you have for PFP and for our children. We are excited to be working with you!
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, Volunteer 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: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join our team!
PFP Junior Program
We always are looking for sponsors for the Junior Program!
The Peace for Paul Junior program continues to grow. With the help of sponsors, more and more children have had the opportunity to start school…which is so EXCITING!!! We can get more kids into school with the help of sponsors at only $35 a month!
PFP–J 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 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. We have the parents pay a small portion of school fees only to keep them involved and empowered to educate their children instead of dependent 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!
Contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions regarding this opportunity.
Our New Website
Check out our new website, and share it with your friends!!! www.peaceforpaul.org
The Peace for Paul Shop
Check out the new store on our website. Choose from a selection of beautiful, handcrafted items and other gifts we have in our store. These great items were purchased directly from women’s ‘craft circles’ in order to assist them in supporting themselves and their families. The funds from your purchase will go where it makes the greatest impact.
Just click here to go to the shop.
Family Sponsorship Opportunities
We are looking for general sponsors to help cover all of the extra costs associated with keeping this organization going 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. firstname.lastname@example.org