October 2019

Welcome (and thank you) To Our Newest PFP Sponsors!

In September, we were able to secure sponsors for 5 children! Thank you so much to the new sponsors for Prossy, Abraham, Apio, Aachen, and Alex! We are all so grateful and excited to have you as a part of our team!

Sponsors Needed!

Esther (PFP Junior Program)

Esther needs one $35/month sponsor 

Waibi (PFP Main Program)

Waibi needs one $65/month sponsor

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

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

Home From School For The Holiday

The PFP children were home from school from the 3rd until the 23rd of September. As usual, we keep them busy with a lot of fun and learning opportunities. The children have enjoyed birthday celebrations, sports days, novel reading, skills training, family visits, work training, dance classes and so much more!

Lillian, Brenda, Apurio, Sabrina, Priscilla, Sarah, Cheggem, Tracy and Sharifa with Heidi at Peace Home

Family Visits

We work hard to help all of the children in the PFP programs maintain a safe and healthy relationship with any remaining family members they have. When resettlement is not possible, we encourage relatives to spend time with the child each holiday (after confirming the visit is safe and healthy). Many of our children went to spend a week or longer with relatives this holiday. We believe this it is so important for each child in our program to maintain family ties and cultural knowledge of their tribe and where they come from.

Ajuna visiting with his mom and siblings

Family Partnership and Resettlement

Whenever possible, we offer a hand up to our children and families from their own homes. We employ multiple social workers and are spending lots of time searching for living family members, resettling and maintaining family ties, while still ensuring safety. Through the hard work of our social workers, PFP has been able to identify many long lost relatives of children in our program and are now working on reintroducing children to their families and on building those relationships. Once a child has been placed with family members the PFP team continues to make home visits, follow up weekly with each child and identify needs or struggles.

A note from our Ugandan Administrator, Olivia:

During this month,  Ugandan staff carried out the monitoring and evaluation process on the resettled kids and their families, this is to make sure they are safe, happy and to show them that Peace for Paul still loves and cares about them very much. Also this process helps us to identify if there are any challenges these kids are facing in all aspects sorrounding them. The conclusion of the whole process was good, all our resettled children were reported to be safe and happily bonded with their families.

Peace, Kiiza and Ketra with their relative

Birthday Celebrations

We always take the time to make every child in our program feel special on their birthday. There is always a special gift and small celebration on their birthday followed by a BIG birthday celebration for them together at the swimming pool during school holidays. Happy Birthday to our September birthday girls and boys! See below for pics of our October celebrants!

  • Lomongin-October 10th (14 years old)
  • Lillian Otiang-October 12th (12 years old)

Birthday Party

Thanks once again to our birthday sponsor, every child in the PFP program whose birthday falls between the months of May through September had the opportunity to  celebrate their birthday at the swimming pool, with all their PFP brothers and sisters. The celebrations included a big dinner party complete with music, cake a gifts! Fun for all! Fabian, Kakuru, Ochola and Joel at the pool

Peace and Julie at the pool

Love Home Mural

Work on the Love Home mural continues! One of the AHU recipients, Levy takes time out of his busy schedule as often as possible to come and spend time with the young children at Love Home and to continue to build on the mural that will eventually cover the entire wall. Beautiful progress is being made!

Heidi and Bush looking on, as Levy paints the Love Home mural

Congratulations Olivia and Moses

Our Ugandan Administrator, Olivia and our PFP Juniors and Farm Manager, Moses were married this month in Olivia’s home town of Soroti. The ceremony was beautiful and many PFP staff and children were able to attend. Congratulations O and M!

Olivia and Moses

Bosco, Paul, Mark, Allan, Samuel, Heidi, Ajuna, Emma and Michael at Olivia and Moses’ wedding

Olivia and her crew

Back to School

The school holiday has come to a close and everyone is back at school and studying hard. Good luck at school this term, PFP family!

A note from our Ugandan administrator, Olivia:

After a  one month holiday, we were able to send back all our children back to school, with school fees and scholastics cleared. They are all happily working hard for the promotional term, this third term is a determinant term whether you will be promoted to the next grade or you repeat the same class and perform better.

However all our kids are determined to work hard so they are promoted to the next level. And in addition those in candidates classes are sitting for a pre final exams this month, this will help them see how they will perform in their final exams expected to take place  early next month.
Kafero, Rebecca, Jacob, Nana, Christine and Ketra at Becky’s Eden Nursery School

Nile River Farms

The number of pigs on our farm continues to grow. Pigs are now being sold, and yet another mama is pregnant.  The future of Nile River Farms is looking G-O-O-D! 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.

Visit from Founder and ED

PFP’s Founder and Executive Director had the opportunity to make her fourth visit to Uganda this year. Always a good time 🙂

Bosco, Ajuna, Mark, Michael, Heidi and Paul

The PFP Junior Program

The Juniors Program works with the families of children in the PFP community to help them be able to attend school.  The ages range from four years to sixteen years of age and we currently have 58 students who are benefiting from this partnership.  These children all have families but poverty has prevented them from attending school regularly.  We are so proud of these happy and hardworking students and their motivation to succeed!

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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