October 2017

8th Annual PFP Online Auction!

Its almost here! The 8th Annual PFP online auction is one of two annual events which raises the much needed funds to keep PFP in operation. This year, we will be featuring over 100 amazing items, donated by local businesses and PFP supporters. As a bidder, you have the opportunity to get some really amazing deals on items you need. Think Christmas gifts! There will be vacation homes, airline tickets, electronics, gift cards, and lots more! Please consider doing your Christmas shopping through PFP!

We are still in need of items for the auction so if you have been meaning to donate an item, now is the time! Auction launches on OCTOBER 10th!

Contact us at hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org if you have any questions regarding this opportunity.

Sponsors Needed

Joel (Click photo below to be re-routed to his profile page)

Joel just joined our program this month. He comes to us after years of being bounced from one place to another. His life had hit rock bottom when his aunt abandoned him and he was left to the mercy of village people. When he was found by his eldest brother in Moroto (a current PFP child), he was very sick and was in urgent need of help. His brother, Simon Peter, brought him home and now he’s safe, but he needs a sponsor! Could it be you?

ONE $125/month or TWO $65/month sponsors needed

Back to School

The PFP children have all gone back to school. Our family is growing and we are so excited when we look at all of the little people who are looking toward a future full of home–thanks to all of our PFP supporters!

Our main program now has 81 children enrolled in the following schools.

  • Universal Elites Nursery School–1 child
  • Becky’s Eden Nursery School-12 children
  • Victoria Primary school-51 children
  • Highway Primary School-1 child
  • Musana Primary School-1 child
  • Iganga Secondary School for Girls-1 child
  • Wanyange Secondary School for Girls-1 child
  • Nakanyonyi Secondary School for Girls-1 child
  • St Peters High School for Girls-1 child
  • Jinja Secondary School for Girls-1 child
  • Mwiri Secondary School for Boys-8 children
  • Jinja College for Boys-2 children

East African Tennis Competition

We could not be more proud of Ajuna. We still remember him as a little boy, just trying to survive. It was nine years ago we took Ajuna our of the slum of Masesse. He’s such a special young man–and look at him thriving with the opportunities he has been given!

This month, he represented Uganda in a tennis competition in Gulu. Representatives from all of the East African Countries came together for this comp. He helped to carry his school to third place of all the countries. WAY TO GO AJUNA!!!

Farming at Home

Our Administrator, Moses is working magic in the garden at Peace Home for girls. He is applying permaculture techniques and has been involving children in the tending of gardens and harvesting of food. The garden is growing potatoes, garlic, beans, tomatoes, Dodo, cabbage, and strawberries.  The first harvest for crops occurred in August. There were enough tomatoes to supply all of Peace Home with tomatoes for the entirety of two weeks! Moses hopes to expand the gardens to each home.

The PFP Junior Program

The PFP Junior Program allows us to help a larger number of needy Ugandan children obtain an education. The children who benefit from this program live in our neighborhood, however their parents or guardians are unable to afford the full amount of school fees, uniforms and school supplies which is often more than a family may earn in a month. Because these children have families to look after them, they will not be living in our homes. Rather, they will live with their families and be sponsored through PFP for educational support. This program is designed to be a helping hand to parents who care for their child but need support to ensure their child can obtain an education and have a positive future. The parents contribute a small portion of school fees to keep them involved and empowered to educate their children instead of depending solely on handouts. This program allows an education to be attainable for so many children and their families. In addition, we are saving and planning for the much higher costs of secondary school for the students.

“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 or contact us at hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org if you have any questions regarding this opportunity.

PFP Junior Sponsors Needed

There are now 25 children in the PFP Junior program! We are looking for sponsors for two children at this time.  For only $35 per month, you could sponsor a child through the PFP Junior Program and help a very deserving little person fulfill their dreams!

Rahim (Click photo below to be re-routed to his profile page)

Rahim lives with his aunt Amina, whom he calls mom as she is the only mother he has ever known. His mother died when Rahim was three months old so he has no recollection of her.   His dad is believed to be alive but has never been a part of Rahim’s life. After his mother’s death, Rahim’s father left him with his grandmother and never returned. Amina came to rescue the child shortly after, but her living conditions are not any better. She cares for four children in a small one-room mud hut and is lucky to earn a dollar a day, but they often go with little or no food. Amina has never told Rahim of his biological mother’s death and she treats him as her own child. She feels that him attending school regularly will be so good for him to have hope for his future.

ONE $35/month sponsor needed

Yasin (Click photo below to be re-routed to his profile page)

Yasin Lubega is four years old. His mother was known to sell her body to earn money and his father was never involved in his life. She abandoned him when he was only one-year old. Yasin was brought to the woman who cared for him while his mother worked and one day, she just never returned for him. Since then, he has been taken care of by this woman who he calls grandmother. She is an elderly disabled woman who washes others clothes and begs for money to feed herself and Yasin.  Yasin has no recollection or information on his parents or family and she is all he has.

Yasin has no hope to attend school because his ‘grandmother’ has no means to support him. She desperately wants to allow him the opportunity to learn and attend school and Yasin is very excited about the possibility of studying someday!

Family Sponsorship Opportunities

We are 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.

Just click HERE to sign up to become a family sponsor!
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this opportunity. hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org

Bulungi Beads

The Bulungi Beads Etsy shop features beautiful Ugandan jewelry handmade by women working hard in the slums of Masese.

100% of the proceeds will be sent back to these women and children to help pay for food, clothing, school tuition and supplies. We thank you so much for your contribution to this cause. Click here to view our shop!

This month, we have had the pleasure of attending two local events and have found a lot of success! Bulungi Beads will plan to have a booth at The Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair annually and at the ROAR events in Vancouver (every other month). We are excited about our new partnerships. Check them out!

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, Social Mission 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: hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org if you would like to join our team!

GuideStar Gold Level Participant

The Peace for Paul Foundation recently earned the Gold GuideStar Nonprofit Profile participation level! 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 Gold 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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