We hope you and your families are happy and healthy at this time. While every country is at a different stage in their fight against Covid19, we wanted to provide you with an update regarding the lockdown situation in Uganda. As you are aware, The Peace Centre was forced to close for lockdown, and this continues to be the case in Uganda.
We are in regular contact with our team at TPC and we are very pleased to report that TPC children are still in good health and, while they of course miss being at school and at home in The Peace Centre, they are still in good spirits and doing their part to ensure the safety and good health of those they are currently staying with.
Our Team at TPC continue to do announced and unannounced visits to all our TPC children, to monitor their situation, health, wellbeing and to ensure they have enough to eat. Like with many families and individuals around the world, it is a very challenging time and many people have been unable to work. This is true for many in Uganda and unfortunately many people in the community around TPC have lost their jobs. This has led to an increase in poverty in the area, and so in addition to providing for all TPC children, The Peace Centre is also providing supplies to support as many people in the local community as possible.
The Team at TPC are currently delivering food (posho and beans) and soap to those most in need, including elderly and HIV positive members of the community. We will continue to support the community for as long as TPC remains closed during Uganda’s extended lockdown.
Not only are TPC staff doing a wonderful job of helping those in the local community, but we are thrilled to hear about how many of the older TPC children are supporting their caregivers in various different ways. Some of the children have found part-time work, allowing them to help with buying food or ensuring upkeep of their caregiver’s home. It is great to know that TPC children are continuing to gain valuable life skills, for instance learning how to make bricks to sell. One child in particular, Moses, has used his part-time earnings to buy some rabbits and materials to make a hutch.
It's great to publish another e-book with a collection of student and staff reflections from those lucky enough to be able to take part in the DCS Uganda Trip 2018. These narratives give insight into what life is like at TPC, and if you are interested in hearing more then please follow us on Facebook or Instagram @thepeacecentreuganda.
We are delighted to publish another e-book with a collection of student and staff reflections from those lucky enough to be able to take part in the DCS Uganda Trip 2017. These narratives give insight into what life is like at TPC, and if you are interested in hearing more then please follow us on Facebook or Instagram @thepeacecentreuganda.
Having opened our doors to the first children back at the beginning of February 2015 we have just celebrated our 2nd birthday. What an amazing journey we have had over the past two years! We have gone from caring for 16 children in those days to now having 38!
We are privileged to have so many amazing kids in our care. Our children are so strong and resilient, and their constant infectious happiness is a continued source of joy for us all.
We want to thank all of our supporters for helping make this possible, it is without a doubt a team effort. As the old African proverb goes: it takes a village to raise a child. You may not live with the children, but you are a part of this village. Thank you for joining us on this journey!
We are pleased to publish an e-book with a collection of student and staff reflections from those lucky enough to be able to take part in the DCS Uganda Trip 2016. These narratives will give you a good idea of what life is like at TPC, and if you are interested in hearing more then please follow us on Facebook or Instagram.
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Today, 2nd February 2016 is our 1st anniversary at The Peace Centre. We had such a wonderful day as it was also Owomugisha Fortunate’s birthday, as she turned 16 years old.
We had all the board members, staff and children present, as well as a few neighbours who are also well-wishers in the community. We shared lunch, cake and soda as we celebrated, and it was such a colourful occasion.
As the Peace Centre team we are hugely thankful to all who have contributed to our successes so far, and we are already looking ahead to our next birthday in 2017!
Have a look at this video to see some stats and thoughts about the difficulties facing the millions of orphans in the world today.
Who are we?
A team working alongside Golden Magezi in Bukinda, Uganda, running an orphanage that provides kids with love, family and an education.