September 2019

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

In August, we were able to secure sponsors for 6 children! Thank you so much to the new sponsors for Elvis, Josephine, Lillian, Muhammed, Esther and Elvis #2! We are all so grateful and excited to have you as a part of our team!

Esther, Muhammed and Elvis, PFP Juniors
Lillian writing to her new sponsor
Elvis and Josephine writing to their new sponsor

Sponsors Needed!

PFP is looking for sponsors! 

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

Esther (PFP Junior Program)

Esther needs one $35/month sponsor 

Waibi

Waibi needs one $65/month sponsor

Apio and Achen

Nana needs one $125/month sponsor (or TWO $65/month sponsors)

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 have finished the second term of the school year. Everyone has been enjoying the break–and 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!

Kakuru, Ilukol, Joel and Fabian, excited to be home
 Love Home group, working on a puzzle
Hope Home boys

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.

Kiiza, Ketra and Peace with their relative

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.

 Ochola with his mother
Yasin with “Jaja”

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 August celebrants!

  • John Bosco- September 3 (11 years old)
  • Rose- September 5 (19 years old)
  • Priscilla- September 14 (14 years old)
  • Alex- September 17 (15 years old)
  • Josephine- September 21 (15years old)
  • Robin- September 20 (14 years old)
  • Lomilo- September 24 (14 years old)

A New Van for PFP!

PFP has finally obtained a reliable vehicle for safe and efficient transport of both staff and children. Really exciting news for all on the ground in Uganda!

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!

Charlie with Rebecca, Maryanne and Julie while Levy paints in the background
Levy, getting the job done!

Dance Classes

The recipients our our ‘AHU (A Hand Up) program, Charlie and Levy, continue to offer dance lessons during school holidays for the children of PFP. This month, they have been helping to prepare a special dance for our Managers Olivia and Moses wedding (happening on the 7th of September)!

Sports Competitions

Many of the PFP children have the opportunity to play sports through their schools. This term, Cheggem, Sharifa, Tracy and Fatuma represented their school (Victoria Junior) at the National Level. The competitions were held in Uganda and over 100 schools were represented here. Way to go girls!

Tracy, Fatuma, Sharifa and Cheggem at the soccer pitch

Nile River Farms

The number of pigs on our farm continues to grow. This month, another Mama gave birth and our number has swelled to 67 pigs on NRF. Our farm manager plans to begin selling the full grown pigs (15-25 kg size) this month.. buyers have already been secured and 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.

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 growing beds.

Our Staff

We love our staff! The PFP team is so cohesive, so full of love and energy and we just want to make sure the world knows how much they are appreciated! What a team!

Visitors

Board members Cody and Allison spent a few weeks in Uganda visiting with the young man they sponsor, Samuel. Looks like a good time was had by everyone!

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!

Bulungi Beads

Bulungi Beads (BB) is another way PFP is helping the community.  We partner with moms in a local village who hand-make all of the jewelry and bags out of paper beads.

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

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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