Current Update

Current PFP news

May 2023

Sponsorships Needed

We are still searching for a sponsor match for seven children in our program. Please see below for the list of children in need of sponsorship. Seven is far too many for us to carry without having a sponsor in place. We would sure love to chat with anyone who might be interested and want more information. Always just a message away.

The cost of sponsorship varies depending on which part of the program your child is in and which school they are enrolled in. As they get older it depends on whether they are still in high school, trade school or university. Sometimes we will split the sponsorship in half, so that can also be an option for the higher ones that haven’t already been divided. Here is the list of the students needing a sponsor, which program they are in and how much the sponsorship is in U.S. dollars.

1. Lotukei – PFP A Hand Up Program – $100/month
2. Jonah – PFP Juniors Program – $140/month
3. Priscilla Mufumba – A Hand Up – $110/month
4. Lojore – A Hand Up – $75/month
5. Elvis – PFP Main Program – $90/month
6. Arthur – A Hand Up – $60/month

7. Noah- Main Program- $65/month

If there is a student listed that you may be interested in helping with, we would love to hear from you.

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:

Uganda’s School Calendar

As we all start to look forward to the summer and having our children and grandchildren out of school, we thought you might be interested to know how the school year in Uganda differs. For us in North America, our elementary and high school children wrap up school in May or June and start their new grade in August or September, but in Uganda the school year ends in November and starts up again in February. So if sometimes social media posts or blog articles seem confusing when it comes to school timing, that is why.

Back to School

The PFP students have continued to trickle back to school this month. We have students in various nursery, primary and secondary schools as well as trade schools, training programs and universities. Everyone seems to be on a different schedule these days with all of the various programs they are in. The last of our students have returned to school this month and we wish them all the best on their way!

Luke and John Bosco heading off to secondary school for the first time!

Our Trade School and University students

PFP has 21 students who have so far graduated from secondary level and have headed off to University or trade school. Each month in our blog, we plan to highlight 3 students who have made the leap. See below for Tikol, Allan and Arthur!

Tikol –  University of East Africa – Bachelor’s Degree In Petroleum Engineering

Allan – University of East Africa – Diploma In Electrical Engineering

Arthur- YMCA

Life at the University

A submission by AHU (and University) student- Simon Peter

Joining University is a dream for many people in Uganda. This is a big achievement that would make a person proud to reach. However, in order to get to university, one must work hard and have the funding to be able to attend.  Most people cannot afford to attend university and so they stop at the end of Primary 7 or during secondary level.

Life at this level of education is very different from other levels of education. At the University, students take full responsibility of looking after themselves without being instructed or supervised by adults.  Each student has the right to do what makes him happy. Students can decide whether or not they will attend the lectures, but at the end of the term each student is accountable for his own performance. In addition, students are free to move out of the gate freely without any restrictions. Life at this level is more interesting because people can become connected with others easily and it is easy to make good friends compared to other levels of education.

Simon Peter at school

Football (American Soccer) and our Students

Throughout all of the years PFP has been in existence, we have seen the sport of football (American soccer) play an important role in many of our children’s (and young adults) lives. Young and older, it seems to be a common passion for many- both boy and girl. This is why we have and will continue to run a sports program for our children. Every holiday– 2-3 days per week our staff take the children to the football pitch to play soccer, learn skills, sportsmanship and stay active. We maintain the community soccer field so that others in the community may enjoy the space as well. This month, Ajuna is campaigning as sports minister at his medical college. Even though he is now almost done with his University program, Simon Peter continues to play recreationally and even won a trophy for his team this month! 

Three cheers for football!

Ajuna with his teammates

Simon Peter with his trophy

Staff Corner

PFP relies on our amazing staff in Uganda to keep the organization running.  Without our Ugandan team, we would not be able to do what we do for the many children in our care. We hope you enjoy the “Staff Corner” section we’ve added to the blog. Each month we’ll highlight one staff person with the hopes you’ll get a chance to understand the important work they do.

Adiye Rukia

Love Home Caretaker

I am employed as a nanny/caretaker for the children at Love Home. My experience prior to joining the PFP family includes working for many years at Amani Babies home as a cleaner, caretaker, volunteer and nanny.

I have so much passion for children and wanted to take my skills and experience to the next level and so I applied to work with the Peace for Paul Foundation. My duties at Love Home include food preparation- while focusing on a well-balanced diet. In addition to cooking and serving meals, I also help clean and direct the children with their chores. I also offer parental guidance and support and play with the children daily. I love my job with PFP and am so grateful to be a part of such a great team.

Keeping in Touch

We love watching the relationships between sponsors and child blossom. Letters being written are getting to be more frequent. Both from sponsor to child and child to sponsor. Smiles abound!!

Apurio with a letter from her sponsor

Karen with a letter from her sponsor

Lucky showing off his letter

Esther happy to receive her sponsor letter

Facebook Birthday Fundraisers

We love when our supporters dedicate their birthdays to PFP! Such a fun and easy way to get involved and to allow others to get involved as well!! Facebook fundraisers take ZERO administrative fees! We hope you will consider including PFP for your next birthday! 

This month, we would like to wish our long time supporter, Michelle– a Happy Birthday!!! Thank you for thinking of PFP!

Birthday Celebrations

Each month, we make sure every child in our main program gets a chance to feel special on their birthday.  Each birthday child receives a gift and has a small celebration during their birthday week followed by a BIG birthday celebration all together at the swimming pool during school holidays. Many sponsors get involved by sending gifts to their child as well. All children deserve to feel special on their day and we always do our best to make it so! Happy, happy birthday to our February birthday children! Thanks so much to all of the sponsors for stepping up to be sure that everyone could really enjoy their day! We especially love when sponsors take the time to write a birthday message to send along to their children. It makes the day even more special. 

Lucky and Babirye enjoying their birthday treats

Waiswa with his birthday treat

Happy Birthday to Our May 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 their day even more special!

PFP Junior Birthday Celebrants

PFP Main Program Birthday Celebrants

Team AHU (A Hand Up)

Month after month, we are humbled and amazed to see the various ways that our AHU students step up to contribute to their communities and to the lives of the younger PFP children. 

Pictured below, you will see Joseph helping in the kitchen at Love Home, Chipa helping on a construction site, Lotukei washing clothes for the young children at Love Home, Friday cooking at his school, an elderly woman with a bag of food from Peter, Mark on a construction site in the community, and SP and Arthur washing clothes at Love Home.What a joy to watch this program unfold and the students blossom into members who can truly contribute to their communities and to the world at large.


A description of the AHU program is below: 

PFP is working hard to prepare our older students for the “real world” outside of PFP. When a student enters Senior 5 (usually at about 18 years of age), they are moved into the “A Hand Up” program. They still receive all of the benefits that all PFP children do, however now they are required to give back to their PFP family or community. Each AHU student volunteers 20 hours per week on school holidays and has the opportunity to showcase their specific skill set to better the lives of the PFP children or at risk community members. All of the AHU students continue to step up, month after month. Everyone does what they can, where they can. Monthly meetings occur, with Tikol at the lead where students present ideas on how they can best utilize their skills. Students have been working with PFP as a sort of internship. The AHU members continue to contribute where they can, and we love when they utilize their specific skill set to do something meaningful within PFP or in the community.

Uganda’s Anti-Gay Bill


A new law being proposed in Uganda would impose a life imprisonment for those found guilty of same sex relations and the death penalty in cases of aggravated homosexuality ( defined as sexual relations with someone below the age of 14 or above the age of 75, and for repeat offenders.)

Others are targeted as well in the law with individuals found guilty of “promoting” homosexuality could spend 20 years in prison. Friends, family and neighbours are required by law to report anyone they suspect is gay to the police, or suffer a six-month jail term, and landlords are forbidden from renting to LGBTQ people.

The bill was passed by an overwhelming majority, as parliamentarians applauded and sang the national anthem, with all but two of the 389 politicians present voting in favour of it.

Repercussions are already underway. There are reports of members of Uganda’s gay community making plans to flee the country, others have stopped visiting health facilities for fear of arrest and some have been evicted from their homes.

Word on the street is that the bill is expected to be sent within the next few days to the President who has to sign it into law within 30 days – or send it back to parliament for revisions.

Governments across the world are appealing for the President to not pass the bill, but while addressing lawmakers earlier this month, he described gay people as “deviants”, calling on the West to stop imposing its ideals on Ugandans.

Please click the following link for more information:


South African organisations protest Uganda’s anti-LGBT bill in front of the Cape Town parliament, March 31, 2023. REUTERS/Esa Alexander

Ugandan Member of Parliament John Musira in an anti-gay gown during Anti-Homosexuality bill debate, March 21, 2023. REUTERS/Abubaker Lubowa

Transportation in Uganda

A submission by Staff Members Denis and Innocent

The corona virus outbreak significantly altered the transportation system for individuals in Uganda. The change happened gradually as the costs of fuel kept on climbing.The huge increases in fuel costs along with everything else made the movement of an ordinary person from one place to another unaffordable. It has not changed. 

For those needing to move around, most use a van/bus system of sorts. It is a slow moving process. There are also a lot of motorcycle taxis when the person can afford to pay a little more or needs the speed.

The majority of locals who can afford their own vehicles get motorcycles. Especially now. Cars are of course more expensive to purchase and operate plus there are frequent traffic jams that make it slow to travel. The bottom line is that travel throughout Uganda requires planning and patience.


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 poverty has prevented the children from attending school regularly. This program is a partnership between parents and PFP. PFP supplements what the parents (or guardians) are able to contribute so parents may 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 18 years  and we currently have 94 students who are benefiting from this partnership.

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:

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