Making a Difference Now and For the Future
WHO WE ARE
— Our Vision
Our vision is to provide centres of hope and transformation for orphaned and abandoned children in Uganda. We aim to achieve this vision through the construction of family based homes within a village community; each family home will have a house mother to care for the children. The local community will be impacted by services including clean water programmes, the construction of education facilities, health care facilities and the provision of appropriate medical intervention.
— Our Purpose
is to relieve poverty, advance education and promote research for the eradication of poverty. To provide care, relief, protection, housing, medical and educational facilities for children abandoned, destitute, impoverished, disadvantaged or marginalised by reason of their economic or geographical circumstances.
— Our Story
Established in New Zealand in 2012, Fountain of Peace Children’s Foundation NZ is a Charitable Trust registered with the NZ Charities Commission (CC#48465).
As a Christian Charity, we are motivated by the life, teaching and values of Jesus Christ and we are committed to making tangible the love of God by seeking to make a difference, now and in the future, generating hope and transformation to all those who would benefit regardless of race, religion, class, gender or age.
We believe Christian witness is an integral part of the mission of Fountain of Peace Children’s Foundation, however we believe that our Christian witness should never involve the use of coercion, pressure or the use of aid as an inducement into converting to Christianity.
WHAT WE DO
Give a baby hope
Your donation or regular support will go towards the running of our Babies Home for orphaned or abandoned babies.
Give a baby medical care
Your donation or regular support will enable us to provide appropriate medical intervention for the babies in our care.
Give a child a home
Your donation or regular support will go towards the building and furnishing of a family based home for a Mum and up to eight children.
Give a child a chance
Your donation or regular support will enable children to live in a family based home AND receive an education.
Give a child an education
Your donation or regular support will go towards costs associated with providing an education for children at our school e.g. new buildings, school furniture, books or a teacher’s salary.
Give a child clean water
Your donation or regular support will go towards our clean water projects.
Give a child a meal
Your donation or regular support will go towards our feeding programme. $36 will provide a porridge meal, each school day, for one child for a year.
MORE OF OUR STORY
For many years Peace Ruharuza from Uganda carried a dream to help orphaned and abandoned children in her home country. The catalyst of this dream stemmed from her own childhood; Peace was born into a large family of 14 children and into abject poverty in Uganda. By just five years of age she was scavenging for food; so hungry that sometimes she survived on flower petals.
Sadly, her story is true for many children in Uganda today.
In 2005 while Peace was on a speaking tour of NZ she shared her dream, with Jane Laurie, who at that time was a Regional Manager with Tearfund NZ. Jane had a ‘knowing’ it would be a dream she would be connected with, but at the time had no idea how, or even, when.
In 2007 Peace launched, in Uganda and UK, Fountain of Peace Children’s Foundation.
In 2012, seven years after meeting Peace, Jane felt ‘called’ to resign from Tearfund NZ ( a job she had had for 15 years) to establish the NZ ministry of Fountain of Peace Children’s Foundation. In September of that year the organisation was officially registered as a Charitable Trust.