What We Do

We, at The Peace for Paul Foundation...

strive to offer hope to the children in our program. To show them that they are worthwhile and that they can have a bright future. We work hard to run a number of excellent programs, listed below.

Click the video link to the right to watch a short video that we feel embodies the reasons why we do what we do.

The speaker is Christopher Ategeka–an orphan from Uganda who was shown love and shown his worth–and what that meant for him. Ategeka says “Talent is Universal, but opportunity isn’t.”

He tells his story of being orphaned at a young age and how being sponsored and given the opportunity to study gave him the chance to acquire an education and live up to his full potential.

He says “we may not be able to solve the bigotry and racism of this world today, but certainly we can raise children to create a positive, inclusive, connected world full of empathy, love and compassion”.

Sponsorship

The cost of the programs outlined below is covered by generous sponsors for each child. Typically, we pair one sponsor with one child to encourage a relationship. Shared sponsorships are available as well. Check out the Sponsorship page for opportunities to sponsor a child.

Be a Sponsor

Sponsorship FAQs

Are all sponsored children orphans?

In most cases, children enrolled in our main program are orphans, however some of the children have one parent that is alive. Unfortunately, these parents are not able to provide basic necessities and are unwilling to share a home with their child. In many cases, the home environment is unsafe and without intervention the child would be left alone, on the streets.

How does my sponsored child benefit from my monthly donation?

The monthly sponsorship covers the costs of basic necessities, such as housing, clothing, food, medical/dental care, and an education. We also strive to provide a loving family atmosphere with many fun activities and learning opportunities outside of school.

How much does it cost to sponsor a child through PFP?

The cost is $125 per month for a single sponsor and $65 per month for a half sponsor. The Juniors Program educational sponsorship is $35 per month.

How is the cost determined?

Other programs find multiple sponsors per child, which typically cost around $1 per day. With Peace for Paul, you are one of up to two sponsors for that particular child and your sponsorship covers the cost of all necessities. We strive to provide as much for our children as we possibly can, offering much more than does the average orphanage or foster home.

What’s expected of me/us with a sponsorship?

– Your timely financial support is extremely important in keeping your child in the program and enabling us to provide all necessities for them.
– It is ideal for you to start and maintain a relationship with your child, through letter writing and sending photos. In many cases, they come to think of you as their family.
– We encourage you to visit your child in Uganda if this is of interest and a possibility for you.
– Annual themed backpacks are coordinated every other year (boys and girls alternate). It is a fun way for sponsors to get involved.

Peace, Hope and Love Homes

The Peace for Paul Foundation operates three family homes. 

  • Peace Home for Girls provides a safe, loving family environment for girls between the ages of 9 and 18. 
  • Hope Home for Boys provides a safe, loving family environment for boys between the ages of 9 and 18. 
  • Love Home for Littles provides a safe, loving family environment for boys and girls between the ages of 2 and 8. 

We provide housing, food, clothing, and security in a healthy environment with support, supervision and socialization. The Peace for Paul children are given the necessary tools to grow and to become functioning citizens of their community, in order to break the cycle of poverty they were born into. We are working with one child at a time and firmly believe that we CAN change the world one life at a time.

Each home is managed by one social worker, three care takers, and two security guards. Additionally we employ a full time nurse who lives on site at Love Home. There is a maintenance person and his assistant who rotate between all three homes as well as an Operations Manager that oversees the entire program in Uganda.

Education

Private Boarding School

All of the PFP children from Primary 1 and above attend private boarding schools. The primary students reside at Victoria Junior or Musana Primary. The secondary students attend different schools depending on their academic ability. We strive to find the best schools and work closely with the administration to ensure that all students excel to their full potential.

Supplemental Education

During school holidays, while the children are at home, we keep them busy and learning with supplemental education programs including:

• Novel Reading Program
• Computer Literacy
• Moral Code
• Sex Education (age appropriate)
• Health and Hygiene
• Self-respect and respecting others
• Nutrition
• and more

Tutoring

Learning assistance is provided to children struggling in a subject when they are home from school during holidays.

Scholarship

Each child’s progress from the moment they begin school is tracked, with a minimum average required to obtain either a University or Trade School scholarship. A bachelor’s degree equivalent from a University typically takes three years to obtain, while Trade School can be anywhere from two months to three years to complete.

Scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, books, housing and all other educational requirements.

Health Care

Medical

Children are provided with ongoing medical treatment including well-child checkups, treatment for various illnesses, surgeries as needed, and vaccination against typhoid, tetanus, MMR, HPV and others.

Dental

A dental exam is performed every six months, along with any follow-up work. Tooth repairs, replacements and restorations are available to children who need them.

Vision & Hearing Testing

Checkups are provided as well as treatment for issues that are identified.

Counseling

Provided to children who have emotional or psychological needs beyond those we can address at the homes. In addition, we host specially chosen speakers to talk with the children in a group setting on various topics that affect them all.

Resettlement

In most cases, when a child enters into our main program, it is because they no longer have living parents. Sadly, many are not wanted or would simply not be safe at home with living relatives.

However, when possible, we work with families to resettle children who may thrive with a little bit of help. We provide education to relatives, and provide the children with education and basic necessities. This takes the financial burden of caring for a child off of the relatives shoulders and allows them to provide the most important thing–love, support and FAMILY. Our social worker makes routine visits to ensure the safety and well being of the child that has been resettled.

Transition to Adulthood

Unlike many children’s homes, the PFP children do not “age out” once they turn 18. Each person enrolled in our program will be seen all the way through University, trade school or employment. We work with each one to provide the greatest chance at success. 

As a part of the transition group, all children age 16 and above get to take part in our work training program, and in a curriculum during holidays. They learn budgeting and money management, safety and security, career guidance, communication, etc.  When they reach an appropriate age, each child in the PFP program will have the opportunity to graduate to step 2 of the transition program. They will go from living at the children homes to living on their own and putting what they have learned into practice.  These “transition children” move into their own Ugandan style homes and learn to be functional adults in their own community. They are still supported by PFP for all basic necessities and school related costs-through trade school or University. They have the opportunity to take part in the work training program during school holidays and earn their own money which they are responsible for budgeting. Over time, the support provided by PFP will slowly be decreased until these young men and women are sustainable adults who know how to succeed on their own.

PFP Junior Program

The PFP Junior Program allows us to help a larger number of needy Ugandan children to obtain an education. The children who benefit from our PFP Junior Program live in our neighborhood and are unable to afford school fees, uniform fees and school supplies. Because they have families to look after them, these children do not live in our home. Rather, these children live with their families and are sponsored through PFP for their education costs. 

Community Outreach

We strive to make a difference for the people in our communities. Each year, we hand out school supplies for hundreds of children at local schools who would otherwise not be able to afford the items they need to study and succeed. We work with local hospitals to provide kits for new and expectant mothers who could otherwise not afford the supplies they need to deliver their babies safely. We have built a playground for a local school and we hand out mosquito nets to high risk individuals in the community who cannot afford to purchase them. We strive to teach the children in our program to give back as well. Each holiday, they children at Hope and Peace Home volunteer their time to help others who need assistance. 

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.

The handcrafted paper beads are purchased from the women and PFP artisans to support their growing business 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. Click here to view our shop!

Sustainability

Situated on three acres of land right on the river, our sustainability project–Nile River Farms is thriving. This project is aimed at providing food for the PFP family and surrounding communities as well as education and work experience for the children in our transition program. The ultimate goal is to provide financial support to PFP and enable the Foundation to rely less on foreign aid. We are striving to show the children in our program that with a little hard work, they can provide what they need for themselves and their families from within Uganda, rather than relying on a handout. The farm produces fruits and vegetables of all kinds as well meat and eggs from the pig and chicken project. Our farm manager employs permaculture methods of farming and we refrain from utilizing any chemicals on our farm.