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Current PFP news

October 2021

Countrywide School Closures Continue

In September, Uganda’s President Museveni addressed the nation and announced that the entire country of Uganda is to continue in a state of modified lockdown. Primary and secondary level schools will remain closed until January at least, while Universities and trade schools will slowly begin to open their doors. Some learning institutions are offering online learning opportunities to help bridge the gap as students await the reopening of schools. Sadly, many Ugandans do not have access to the electronic devices or enough money to pay for internet to make online learning a reality. It is estimated that less than 20% of students in Uganda have the necessary resources to access online learning. In an effort to bridge this gap, PFP has secured cameras for our desktop computers so the children may attend classes on Zoom. When notes are available from the schools, we purchase those to utilize as well.  Sponsor dollars are being stretched to accommodate the skyrocketing cost of tutoring, zoom lessons, and electronic infrastructure needed for our students to effectively learn. Additionally, PFP is supplying food and medical care costs for our children, staff and families in the community.

Food support is regularly provided for families of PFP (Fresher, Teddy, Nakayi and Esau, above)

Alyat, studying at home

Practical Work

As the countrywide closure of educational institutions continues, PFP strives to not only keep the elder children of PFP busy, but also to teach them a sense of ownership and responsibility for their own lives. All PFP young adults, aged 17 and above are encouraged to work during this long holiday. The young adults of PFP have put their skills to use in a variety of ways. Friday is building his chapati business, Paul is honing his construction skills, Simon Peter is doing an internship as a social worker through PFP, Tikol continues tutoring, Bosco is nannying, Tracy is taking a practical course in baking, and the list goes on and on. We could not be more proud of our young men and women!

Paul at work, learning construction skills

Life at Home

We continue to do our best to keep spirits and hopes high within the homes. While the children are not currently able to attend school in person, we try to make home a fun place to be. There are a variety of activities at home, from online lessons, to tutoring, yoga, riding bikes and more!. 

Adam and friends, just jumping around!

Practicing bike skills

Morning yoga sessions (Lydia, Priscilla and Nuru)

At Home Tutoring

The President of Uganda has just spoken to inform the nation that schools will remain closed until at least January. In response to this disheartening news, we say ONWARD!! At home lessons and online learning will continue. In addition to hiring in home teachers, hosting online Zoom lessons, and holiday lesson packages, PFP is lucky enough to have tutors from within our own student pool. The hope is that when the PFP children are welcomed back to the classroom, they will be on track and ready to rock. 

Study time at Love Home

 AHU Mural Project

Our ‘A Hand Up’ student, Levy continues to build the beautiful masterpiece that is the wall at Love Home. He is incorporating art lessons for the children as he goes along. Check it out!

The ‘A Hand Up’ Program empowers vulnerable young adults in our community. The goal is to enable them to become functioning members of society and to continue the cycle of giving and hope. Recipients of this scholarship are vulnerable young men and women who are determined, hard working, skilled and who have a desire to give back. The recipients do not receive a hand out–rather they receive a “hand up”. AHU provides financial assistance and mentoring and offers a means to help the students improve their own lives by allowing them to complete their education, learn a trade or start a business.

Levy with Otiang and Nuru at Love Home

Sarah and Apurio, painting

A masterpiece

Levy, starting on another section

Julius and Eria amidst the beauty that is our Love Home wall

A Community Grant

A very generous donor has come forward to provide an annual grant to help PFP make an even larger impact for our community members in need. Ann’s Team will work together to identify the people most in need within our community, those who just need a little hand up to get back on their feet. The Team will walk alongside the recipients of these community grants to mentor and follow their progress and help ensure success. Step one– the team has been formed and planning meetings have been scheduled! What an opportunity for the youth of PFP to start to get involved with building up their own community!

Denis, Isaac, Bosco, Mark, Moses, Friday, Agnes, Olivia, Alyat and Lojore

Welcome to the Family

In September, we welcomed two new children into the PFP Juniors program. Welcome to the family, Mary and Regina– and welcome to their new sponsors as well.  It takes a village, and we love ours!

Mary Gorrett, welcoming her new sponsor info her life

Regina, saying hello to her new sponsor!

Birthday Celebrations

Happy, happy birthday to September birthday celebrants! We always do our best to make sure every child in PFP gets a chance to feel special on their birthday.  Each child receives a gift and has a small celebration followed by a BIG birthday celebration all together at the swimming pool during school holidays. The group birthday celebration has been placed on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions, but we will always take the time to celebrate each person individually. Many sponsors get involved by sending gifts to their child as well. These children deserve to feel special on their day and we always do our best to make it so! 

In September, EIGHT sponsor families stepped up to provide an extra special birthday celebration for their children. We love seeing the love between the PFP children and their sponsors– from across the entire world!

Happy Birthday to Nana!

Lomilo’s sponsor family, wishing him a very special day!

Happy Birthday to Our October Birthday Girls and Boys!

Birthday Fundraisers

In September, two of our youngest supporters, Madi (11) and Makena (7), donated their birthdays to PFP. The girls were able to raise $2,000 (!!!) and offered food support for the entire month for 50 families in the PFP community. what a wonderful gift!! The recipients of the food packages received posho, rice, beans, vegetables and soap. Thank you so much to everyone who participated and who helped to make the fundraiser a huge success!

Many of our supporters have “donated” their birthdays to PFP by hosting a birthday fundraiser through Facebook. It is so easy to do and Facebook fundraisers take ZERO administrative fees! We hope you will consider including PFP for your next birthday! 


We love when PFP child and their sponsor connect on a deeper level and we provide many opportunities for the relationship to grow. Bush was so happy to receive another letter from his penpal this month!


Have you ever wondered if you can send gifts or a letter for your child on a special occasion (or for no reason at all)? You can! Just reach out to us at and let us know what you would like to do for your child. We will make all of the arrangements! 

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 for them, poverty has prevented the children from attending school regularly. This program is a partnership between parents and PFP to supplement on what they 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 eighteen years of age and we currently have 74 students who are benefiting from this partnership. 

Shafik, Meddy and Rahim

PFP Juniors Supplemental Programs

In an effort to address the needs of the whole child and his or her family, our PFP Juniors coordinator has ramped up the supplemental programs being offered. Each month, there is a regular schedule for career guidance, hygiene and sex education, skills lessons (knitting, painting, tailoring and dance lessons), mental health therapy, family planning and birth control for parents, community outreach programs (food distribution and family empowerment), fun day, and tutoring.

Career Guidance at Love Home

Sponsorship Needed

Nagoya Joyce is hoping to find a sponsor family before in person education starts again in January. Her dream is to become a teacher one day so that she can teach her grandmother to read and write. How sweet is that! Click her photo below to read more and learn her story. Joyce’s sponsorship is $35/month. 

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this opportunity:

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.

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