May 2019

Welcome Home for the Holiday

All of the Primary and Secondary level students have come home for a short three week holiday from their studies. There are so many programs taking place at the homes this holiday. Many of our older students are playing in football or badminton tournaments across the district. At the homes, programs include novel reading, career guidance, typing lessons, volunteering in the community, health and hygiene lessons, yoga and dance classes, birthday swimming party, fire drills, and the list goes on and on! Should be a jam packed holiday for all!

Love Home

Its a party now that all brothers and sisters are home. Lots of company at Love Home these days!

Handwashing and Hygiene

We work so hard to instill in our children a love for hygiene and keeping their own bodies healthy. This month, we installed new handwashing stations at Love Home. Pics of the work below. Also hand washing stations at other homes.  Yahoo!

Love Home Mural

Love Home mural work continues! Our AHU recipients, Charlie and Levy spend weekends at Love Home continuing to expand on the beautiful piece of art that is our perimeter wall. Its coming along nicely!

Background work

Birthday Celebrations

As usual, we always take the time to make every child in our program feel special on their birthday. Happy birthday to our May birthday girls and boys! See below for pics of our February and March celebrants and a list of our April celebrants!

  • Geoffrey- May 2 (7 years old)
  • Samuel- May 6 (16  years old)
  • Mary- May 16 (19 years old)
  • Natulei Harriet- May 19 (12 years old)

Staff Outing

Every year, the Uganda staff are provided with an opportunity to get together and to go out and PLAY! Its so important to get together and connect on a personal level. This year the team chose to go out for a meal and swimming! Fun!

Nile River Farms

All 37 piglets continue to thrive and have now all been weaned from their mothers. Mamas are all doing well too.  Our 6th mother pig has conceived and now all 6 pigs are mamas!

We will be expanding the piggery and growing the current piglets until they can be sold (first pig sales are expected in July!). The hope is that we will be able to scale up this business model and start using profits to partially fund the organization’s operations.

During this school holiday, our farm manager is hosting classes on permaculture for the transition students. They are learning about permaculture design and creation of grow bed.

Ways to Get Involved

Sponsors needed

Click the photos of the children below to learn more about them! If you are interested in becoming involved with PFP through a sponsorship, please send an email to: hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org

Sylvia Longoli

We are looking for one $165/month sponsor (or TWO $85/month sponsors) for Sylvia

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding any of these opportunities. hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org

The PFP Junior Program

The Juniors Program sponsors children in the PFP community to attend school.  The ages range from four years to sixteen years and we currently have 57 students in school who would be unable to attend without the support of the sponsorship.  These children all have families but poverty prevented them from attending school regularly.  We are so proud of these happy and hardworking students and their motivation to succeed!

All children are currently fully sponsored but the need for educational support is endless.  If you are interested in sponsoring a Juniors student which includes school fees, school lunch, uniforms, supplies and additional community school outreach, we would be happy to connect you with a child in need.  At $35/month, you can make a Ugandan child’s dream of simply going to school a reality!

Clare just turned 11 years old!  She enjoys playing netball and would like to get an education so she can be a nurse someday!

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

 

Bulungi Beads (BB) is another way PFP is helping the community.  We partner with moms in a local village who handmake all of the jewelry and bags out of paper beads.  We purchase the beads from them and showcase these items in our Etsy Shop.  Some of the girls in the PFP main program also help to handroll the beads. Click here to view the shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/BulungiBeads

Fast Facts: Origin of Paper Beads

  • It’s most likely that paper beads first originated in Victorian Era England.  Women would spend time together and use scraps of elaborate wallpaper (very common in homes at the time) to make the beads.
  • The women wrapped the strips of paper around their knitting needles and dipped them in bees wax to polish and protect the beads.
  •  Long strings of the finished paper beads were used as curtains and in doorways to divide rooms.

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Bulungi Beads Events

Are you interested in hosting a home party showcasing our Bulungi Beads jewelry and handbags?  It’s a great way to share our mission with your friends in the comfort of your own home.  Email us for more info at bulungibeads@gmail.com

Upcoming In Vancouver, WA

ROAR on May 19th at 7:30 PM. We would love to see you there!  Check them out at https://www.roarvoices.com.

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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