Monday, 14 May 2018

KEEPING IT REAL(KIR) FOUNDATION INCLUSIVE YOUNG LEADERSHIP ACADEMY 2018



Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation is hosting the 5th annual Inclusive Young Leadership Academy on Wednesday, 23rd May 2018, with the objective of building the capacity of newly elected prefects of twenty-five (25) public, private and special secondary schools in Rivers State. Since 2014, KIR Foundation in partnership with some corporate partners has hosted the Inclusive Young Leadership Academy (YLA) for three hundred and fifty-four (354) Senior Students and sixty-seven (67) Teachers with the support of thirty-five (35) Volunteers and twenty (20) Facilitators working with fifty-nine (59) Secondary Schools including Special Schools for youth with disability, which makes the project disability inclusive, hence the name Inclusive Young Leadership Academy (YLA).

The feedback from the participating schools indicate that after the leadership workshop, the students have a clear understanding that student leadership is a call to serve and not to be served.

Peace Gillis, the Social Prefect of Community Secondary School Amadi-Ama, was one of the participants 2017 YLA. At the end of the workshop Peace said she was going back to her school a changed leader, because she has learnt how to communicate effectively. She made a commitment to be an inspiration and a good example to her peers and the Junior students in her School.

Another participant, ThankGod Thomas Rufus, a student of Community Secondary School Oyibo, said he realized that Leadership is not about bullying juniors students, but being a positive influence. He decided that he would initiate self-development projects for the students in his school.

This year, KIR Foundation will build the capacity of four newly elected prefects each, from twenty-five Secondary Schools including the Special School for Handicapped Children by giving them the tools they need to become innovative leaders in the Society.

Some of the prospective participants of this year’s Inclusive Young Leadership Academy, are eagerly looking forward to the one-day workshop and are planning to become change agents in their school with the knowledge they will acquire.

When the KIR Foundation team visited their schools, the emerging leaders shared the following with them;

Micheal, the Senior Prefect of Dietams International School, believes that the knowledge he will get from YLA will enable him to make a difference in his school.


Sonia, the Sports Prefect of Immanuel International School, hopes to learn ways to make her fellow students become better citizens and have good goals in life

Chukwuebuka, the Deputy Senior Prefect of Tamwills Educational Centre, expects to be enlightened on how to become a good role model, and to teach other students what he will learn from the workshop.


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Monday, 18 December 2017

KIR Foundation's 4th Quarter Newsletter, 2017

Kindly find attached the KIR Foundation 4th Quarter Newsletter 2017 and a Christmas Card from all of us at KIR Foundation.

Best regards always,

The KIR Foundation Team.


Tuesday, 12 December 2017

The Young Leader’s Guide



The Young Leader’s Guide is a leadership manual for secondary school students published by KIR Foundation in 2015. It is also an educational tool used by KIR Foundation for its Inclusive Young Leadership Academy (YLA). The Inclusive Young Leadership Academy is a One-day Workshop for newly elected leaders in Secondary Schools. The aim of the Inclusive Young Leadership Academy is to provide tools for the prefects to become mentors and peer educators in their respective schools and to advocate and create awareness about inclusive education.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

KIR Foundation 5th Annual Charity Fair


Since 2013,  KIR Foundation has been hosting  the Annual Charity Fair with the following objectives; to tell the stories of how the donations from our donors and partners have transformed the lives of our beneficiaries,  to create awareness about our projects as well as to display and sell the items made by our beneficiaries with and without disabilities so that our beneficiaries can be encouraged to be more self-reliant.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

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Thursday, 7 September 2017

Commemorating International Literacy Day at Government Secondary School (G.S.S) Oyigbo



To mark this year’s International Literacy Day which annually holds on the 8th of September, Keeping it Real (KIR) Foundation is organizing a Prize Giving Day Event at Government Secondary School (G.S.S) Oyigbo. The event holds on Friday, the 8th of September 2017 as