May 2020

Uganda Covid-19 Update

Uganda has registered 83 total cases of Covid-19 with 52 of those cases marked as recovered. They are testing at a rate of 640 tests per 1 million people (as compared to the US 19,264 tests per 1 million and Canada’s 21,367 tests per 1 million people). With the low percentage of people being tested, it is difficult to know whether Covid-19 has spread or if it has been well contained. The government lockdown is set to end on May 1, but the President continues to extend the lockdown until further tests can be done. He plans to randomly test groups of people in high risk areas such as at borders, near airports and in hospitals. Once more data is gathered, he will decide whether to send children back to school and lift the lockdown or whether to extend it. 

We take hand washing very seriously at the PFP homes!

Community Outreach

The Peace for Paul Foundation has been regularly distributing bars of soap and packages of food to the children who have been placed with relatives in our community. It is our way of making sure that the children are well looked after and their families are able to maintain a high level of personal hygiene during the lockdown. 

Fatuma, Shatra and their family with soap and food, delivered by PFP staff

Hanging at Love Home

With the government’s mandated countrywide quarantine, the PFP children have had lots of quality time at home with their brothers and sisters. Plenty of playing, washing, and just time spent together. Life is good 🙂

Esau and Adam

Esau, Adam, Ssenono, Mungu, Kiiza and Nana

Teddy, Nakayi, Apio and Achen

Family Time

Schools across the country are closed due to Covid-19 and a country wide lockdown. Many of our children are spending the down time with families in their villages.  It has been a good opportunity to reconnect with family and to learn about their culture.Many of our older children have taken this opportunity to help build small grass thatched houses, make bricks for more permanent structures, learn to farm and so on. 

Alyat, “mudding” the interior of her family’s new home

Alyat, showing off her new house

Tikol and Priscilla, making bricks

Michael, learning to farm using an ox to plow the land

Birthday Celebrations

We always take the time to make every child in our program feel special on their birthday. There is always a special gift and small celebration on their birthday followed by a BIG birthday celebration for them together at the swimming pool during school holidays. Happy Birthday to our May birthday girls and boys!

Bosco and Arthur, celebrating their birthdays

  • Geoffrey-May 2, 2012 (8 years old)
  • Samuel-May 6, 2003 (17 years old)
  • Mary-May 16, 2000 (20 years old)
  • Natulei-May 19, 2007 (13 years old)
  • Ssenono–May 20, 2013 (7 years old)

Welcome to the Family

This month, we welcomed sponsors for Esau, Sylvia and Lotukei into our PF family. We are so grateful to have such a loving and supportive group of people behind us! Welcome to the family!!

Esau saying hi to his new sponsor

Sponsor Needed

Our sweet Peace loves jumping rope and wants to become a teacher someday. Could her sponsor be YOU?

Peace

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 cover the extra costs associated with keeping The Peace for Paul Foundation 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.

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

The PFP Junior Program

The Juniors Program works with the families of children in the PFP community to help them be able to attend school.  The ages range from four years to sixteen years of age and we currently have 61 students who are benefiting from this partnership.  These children all have families but poverty has prevented them from attending school regularly.  We are so proud of these hardworking students and their motivation to succeed!

Nile River Farms

Situated on three acres of land near the Nile River our sustainability project, Nile River Farms, is continuing to do well. We tripled the capacity of the piggery last year. We now have 54 pigs and we are starting to see some nice sales!

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

We have two full time staff on the farm and while school is out four of our elder PFP boys are living and working on the farm. They go for daily walks to collect grass and other food for the pigs to eat. Pigs rock!

Farmer Fred, feeding the pigs

A mama and her new babies

The Bulungi Beads Store

We are pleased to announce that Bulungi Beads now has a store on our website! The Bulungi Beads Shop features beautiful Ugandan jewelry, handmade by women working hard in the slums of Masese and by the young men and women learning the skill in the PFP program. The handcrafted paper beads are purchased from the women and PFP artisans to support their growing business and their families. All profits are sent back to the women and to the PFP program to help pay for food, clothing, school tuition and supplies. Click HERE to view our shop! 

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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