CPF has its genesis from three youths (Akol Anthony, Kidega James Nabinson and Olwal Mark Seth) at the time when Gulu was experiencing the climax of the northern Uganda insurgency in 2001. There were frequent abductions, mass killings and up hazard movement of night commuters with children estimated at 40,000 daily tracking to town from villages of 25 Km radius away to receive protection and escape abduction. These children were prone to rape, sexual harassment, abduction and general hardships of hunger. The three people started by raising concern about the plight of these children of which very little was being talked about. The first support was given by UNICEF and Save the Children then later many followed in various forms namely tents and buildings, sanitation facilities, and most importantly the Gulu Municipal Authority accepted and offered land to accommodate these children.
CPF envisions a society in Uganda where the population is peaceful, productive, healthy and self-reliant; and where the rights of individual members of society are respected and upheld.