November 2018-Part 2

Sponsor Needed in our ‘A Hand Up (AHU)’ Program

‘A Hand Up’ aims to enable vulnerable young adults in our community to become functioning members of society and continue the cycle of giving and hope. Why have we started this new program for young adults? Because it’s very hard to get a job in Uganda and the right skills and education can be the difference maker.

Successful applicants are vulnerable young men and women who are determined, hard working, skilled and who have a desire to give back. The recipients are not receiving a hand out–rather they receiving a hand up. We will provide financial assistance and mentorship to hard working adults to provide a means to improve their lives by completing their education, learning a trade or starting a business. Applicants will be expected to continue the cycle of giving.

Sseguya (aka Charles) is in need of a $70/month sponsor. Could you be the one he’s been looking for?

Charles is talented in dance, acting, etc., but his future aspirations lie in the field of videography, photography and motion graphics.

Charles is taking a two year certificate program in photography, videography, 3D Animation and Motion Graphics.  Due to the cost, few people can take this course and so he will be well placed for work once he’s done.

As part of our program, Charles will work closely with us to benefit our children. Not only is he participating in teaching the dance and fitness classes each week with the children, he is also going to do some photography and videography for PFP. Our very own photographer/videograper!!! So great!!

We are looking for one more partner at $70/month to help Charles. He’ll do all the hard work. He just needs a little hand up!

To read more about Charles, check out our website at: https://peaceforpaul.org/impact/sseguya-charles/

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

Online Auction Launch!

We’re gearing up for our annual online auction. It will be up and ready to go on November 12th. We are making some changes this year and hoping you will love them as much as we do. Rather than have a number of items for sale, we’re going to focus on what we used to call “VIP Items”. These are things needed on the ground in Uganda to keep the operation running smoothly. We could really use a hand with some “extras” which are outside of the dollars we raise through our one on one sponsorship program. Examples would include spending $25 for material to practice sewing, $50 towards purchasing sporting equipment for the children, $100 towards our solar panel project at our homes, $200 towards unexpected dental emergencies, $250 for mosquito nets, etc. We will then happily forward a certificate for you to give to someone as a Christmas gift, birthday gift, or a just because gift. Or you can simply “bid” on something to support our sweet children.  Stay tuned for more details.

Nile River Farms

Our first batch of eggs have hatched! We have 75 baby chicks at the moment, and they are thriving! We will continue to grow the flock and will soon be able to provide eggs for all of the PFP children as well as sell to the community!

Community School Latrines are completed!

Our August Social Mission Delegation raised money to construct much needed latrines (outdoor toilets) for a poorly funded community school.  The previous structure was old and threatening to collapse which endangered the lives of all who used it.  St Steven’s Primary students are so happy to now have safe and clean toilets to use.  This will positively impact students for many years to come.  Thanks to all the donors for making this possible!

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 are often more than a family can 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 partnership with 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 when they are able 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.

The third school term has started and we have four new children in school!  They are so excited to have this opportunity.  Now we just need a sponsor for each child!  Please read below about these children.  Maybe you or someone you know can make that dream come true for one of these children.  Sponsorship is only $35 USD per month and will cover school supplies, uniforms and some or all of the school fees depending on the family’s ability to contribute.  This sponsorship also supports many community handouts of school supplies to local students who often lack even the basics of pencils and paper to study.  Please contact hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org to get involved!

“All kids need is a little help, a little hope and someone who believes in them.”

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

The Bulungi Beads Etsy 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.

Beads are purchased from the women and PFP artisans to support their growing businesses 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. We thank you so much for your contribution to this cause. Click here to view our shop!

Bulungi Beads Education Scholarship

Bulungi Beads has been profitable enough over the last year that we were able to launch the scholarship portion of this program in May! One child of each of the Bulungi Beads ladies will benefit. Faraji, Bush and Rachel continue into their second term at boarding school. Not as a handout, not as a sponsorship, but as a direct result of their own parents’ hard work and beautiful products. We are so proud of this program and hope it will continue to grow so these mothers may educate the rest of their children too!

Bulungi Beads is on Instagram and Facebook!

PFP’s Bulungi Beads is now on Instagram and on Facebook! Please follow us! You’ll get to see all kinds of wonderful things!

Upcoming Bulungi Beads Events

Come and see us in person at any of these upcoming events!

On Maui:

Kula Harvest Festival on Saturday, November 17th from 9am-4pm http://www.kulapta.org/harvest-festival.html

Haleakala Waldorf Holiday Faire on Saturday, December 1st from 9am-4pm https://www.waldorfmaui.org/135/holiday-faire-2017

The Lovely Market Flourish Women’s Christmas Event (Hope Chapel Kihei) on Sunday, December 2nd from 3pm-6pm http://flourishwomensministry.com/christmas/

In Vancouver, WA

ROAR  on November 18th, at 7:30 PM. We would love to see you there!  Check them out at https://www.roarvoices.com.

GuideStar Gold Level Participant

The Peace for Paul Foundation has 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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