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Current PFP news

May 2021

PFP’s Official Video.. LOADING!

@Yuriyabi and @storytovideo are combining their talents to produce a video for PFP that will tell the story of the first PFP children (who are now grown men) and will explain how many children, specifically children from the Karamojong tribe, end up on the streets and what PFP has done to help. It is a story of hope and reunification with family whenever possible. We have waited 13 years for this to happen and thanks to the combined efforts of Yuri Yabi and Roos Dejong, it is finally becoming a reality. Stay tuned!

Yuri, showing children in Masese some of the videos he’d worked on

Yuri, filming in Masese

Aerial (drone) view of Love Home, with the family dancing in the yard

Yuri, Roos, Friday and Joanna setting up to interview

Yuri, preparing to interview Bosco

Welcome to the Family

Our sweet Flavia and her sponsor have connected and we couldn’t be more excited about it! Flavia is settling in to her new environment well, as is Baby Mary, The two are looking toward a positive future and are looking forward to sharing it with their new Sponsor-Friend! Thank you to our PFP family for stepping up in such a big way for Flavia. We had multiple people reach out to offer support ad Flavia felt the love!

Flavia writing a “hello” letter to her new friend.

Flavia, receiving a letter right back! A beautiful friendship is born!

Sponsorship Opportunity

We continue searching for a sponsor for our sweet Waibi. He is in need of one part of a shared sponsorship, at $65/month .Could his sponsor be YOU?

Waibi first came to us in need of schooling and was enrolled in the PFP Junior program for education assistance. Waibi’s father had never been in his life, however he had a mother who loved him very much. Sadly, she was often ill and suffered from chronic psychosis, which left her completely incapable of providing for her son or even herself. When we met Waibi, both he and his mother lived with eight other relatives in a one-room mud hut. He slept on plastic bags on the floor and owned just one pair of clothing. His family had no money for food or medical expenses and they often went without anything to eat in a day.

As he had family who loved him, Waibi was originally placed in our PFP Junior program (which paid for school fees and medical expenses only). Sadly, just one month after joining Peace for Paul’s Junior program, Waibi’s mother fell ill with tetanus and died suddenly. After losing his mother, Waibi was welcomed into our main program and now resides at Hope Home for boys. He is safe and healthy and is so proud to be attending school. Waibi looks toward his future with hope and says he hopes he can honor his mother’s memory and make her proud by working hard and making a better life for himself.

Waibi-Needs one sponsor at $65/month

Waibi at school

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this opportunity:

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:

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:

Back To School

The Ugandan government continues a staggered approach for welcoming students back to the classroom. All students except Nursery level have been welcomed back, albeit with shortened terms to allow for a rotating schedule of students on the campus. When children are at home, we continue to support them and their families with food, supplies and tutoring services. 

We are so grateful to our community of supporters for enabling us to continue this important work, even in the most difficult of times.

Lojore and Alyat, back at school!

Mural Work Continues

One of our AHU recipients, Levy continues work on building the beautiful artwork which is the Love Home wall. He couples painting with art lessons for any children who are at home and would like to contribute to the masterpiece. We are so excited about what this is becoming

Otiang, helping to start a new section of the wall mural

Levy, Otiang and Apurio, working on the wall

Josephine showing off a new finished piece of the wall

Birthday Celebrations

Happy, happy birthday to our special ones! We always do our best to make sure every child in PFP gets a chance to feel special on their birthday.  Each child receives a gift and small celebration followed by a BIG birthday celebration all together at the swimming pool during school holidays. The group birthday celebration has been placed on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions, but we still take the time to celebrate the kids individually. Many sponsors get involved by sending gifts to their child as well. These children deserve to feel special on their day and we always do our best to make it so! 

Happy Birthday to Our May Birthday Girls and Boys!

Smiles for PFP!

Thanks in large part to the generous donors in this year’s Christmas giving campaign, we continue to be able to offer excellent dental care for the children and staff of PFP. In additional to regular dental checkups, we are able to cover all of the necessary interventions such as root canals, and in the case of Friday this month, surgery to remove extra teeth to make room for a straighter smile. Thank you to all who continue to support this important initiative. 

Friday, making a plan with his dentist for surgery this month.

Nile River Farms

April has seen continued growth for the farm.  With sales of piglets and “growers”, the PFP farm has been able to sustain itself and cover all costs for the past three monthsThe current number of pigs is 63. We are focusing on growing the number of female pigs in an effort to see more pregnant sows.   

Situated on three acres of land near the Nile River is our Nile River Farms. The goal is to grow our population to 90 pigs and sell 10 per month on a rotating schedule.  We have planted a large section of the farm with maize and sweet potatoes, which will be used to supplement the pig feeds and ensure our animals are eating very well. 

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

Happy, free range piglets

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 my 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 73 students who are benefiting from this partnership. Five of these students are in Secondary school and 11 are sitting for National Exams this year so they may join secondary school in 2021. This month will see 52 Primary and Secondary level students in this program returning to school. It has been a long wait but we have finally arrived. SCHOOL IS IN SESSION! We are so proud of these hardworking students and their motivation to succeed!

Priscilla and Jaja at home

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