Tuesday, 20 June 2017

The Dreams of A Street Child


Okon Akpan rapped “I’m unstoppable, I’m unstoppable, I’m unstoppable, I’m unstoppable”.

At an event organized by the African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA) for street children to commemorate the Day of The African Child, Mrs Bitebo Gogo, Executive Director of Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation, spoke to the youth about the power of leadership and asked them, “What are your dreams for the future”.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Inclusive Young Leadership Academy




1 day countdown to KIR Foundation Inclusive Young Leadership Academy (YLA)!

Invited schools should make it a date.


“Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.” – Vince Lombardi

On Wednesday, the 24th of May 2017, KIR Foundation will be holding the 4th Annual Inclusive Leadership Academy (YLA) with the objective of building the capacity of the newly elected prefects of twenty-five (25) Public, Private and Inclusive (Special) Secondary Schools in Rivers State. A total of 100 students will participate in the one day workshop.

Friday, 7 April 2017

KEEPING IT REAL (KIR) FOUNDATION JOINS THE GLOBALGIVING COMMUNITY


KIR Foundation is now part of the GlobalGiving Community. In the month of March 2017, KIR Foundation participated in the GlobalGiving 2017 March Accelerator. The March Accelerator is a crowdfunding campaign for nonprofits to raise funds for their projects; it took place between 13th March 2017 to March 31st, 2017. The KIR Foundation project on the platform is ‘Invest in the Education of 270 Children in Northern Nigeria’ - http://bit.ly/2nCjnmZ

Thursday, 6 April 2017

KIR FOUNDATION CO-SPONSORS THE EINSTEIN SCIENCE CHALLENGE



KIR Foundation as co-sponsor of the Einstein Science Challenge Project participated in the closing ceremony and award of prizes. The Einstein Science Challenge is the signature project of the Rotary Club of Port Harcourt G.R.A District 9140.  This year was its fifth edition and the event held on Thursday 30th March, 2017 at the main field of the Holy Rosary Girls College, Port Harcourt in Rivers State.

Friday, 31 March 2017

AMBASSADORS OF PEACE WIN THE KIR FOUNDATION WORLD POETRY DAY 2017 COMPETITION







‘Peace Begins with Me’ was the theme of the 3rd Edition of the Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation World Poetry Day Competition. The objective of this project activity is to identify and coach budding writers in Primary schools to become better skilled in the art of writing especially poetry.

GIRLS AT METHODIST GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL PLEDGE TO #BeBoldForChange






KIR Foundation in partnership with African Women in Leadership Organization (AWLO) Rivers State commemorated IWD at Methodist Girls High School (M.G.H.S) Harbour road. The International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated annually on the 8th of March and is aimed at helping nations worldwide eliminate discrimination against women. This year, the theme of IWD focused on pledging to be bold for change using the hashtag ‘#BeBoldForChange’.

Mrs. Ajoke Enebeli, the coordinator, AWLO Rivers State Chapter in her speech stressed on the need for the girls to be proud of being women and not be ashamed of who they are. Chidinma Ukpai, a Youth Leader with AWLO spoke about the need for women to support one another. Mrs. Beatrice Etta Nyiam an educationalist and a grandmother of twelve shared her life’s story with the girls. She talked about how proud she was of the woman she had become and advised the girls to dream and to have plans for their lives. In her closing remarks she said that, “if you do not plan your life, you are planning to fail”.








In answer to the question “How can we be bold for change?” Boma Praise Banibo said that, "Being #BoldForChange is having the courage to stand out from the crowd." The event was attended by over 200 students. KIR Foundation and AWLO donated books to the school library and gave books to students who participated actively in the question and answer session. The objective of the book donation is to inspire and sustain a reading culture among the students.

KIR Foundation is committed to mentoring young people and continues to partner with organizations with similar objectives. The International Women’s Day (IWD) promotes action that truly drives the greatest change for women through purposeful collaboration