About Us

Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation was established in 2010 as a non-profit and non-governmental organization (RC 916541). KIR Foundation has been in operation since 2011 as a disability-inclusive organization with the primary purpose of ‘inspiring change through learning’.

We have identified lifelong learning as a necessity for addressing educational and socio-economic issues. We seek to achieve this by closing educational gaps by donating books and advocating the rights of our underserved and marginalized beneficiaries (vulnerable children, youth, persons with disabilities, prison inmates, women, and our local communities).

 

We develop their capacities through sustainable programs focused on education, advocacy, capacity, and sustainable development as a means of breaking the cycle of illiteracy, poverty, inequality and replacing them with a new cycle of empowerment, opportunity, ethical and transformative leadership.

So far, we have reached more than 64,863 people with our projects, donated 40,489 books, numerous educational aids, starter kits, and farming implements, and published: ‘The Young Leader’s Guide’, a leadership manual for young people, and ‘It’s About Empathy’ an Explanatory Guide to the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act 2018.

Our
Mission

To create empowering opportunities for everyone we serve by purposefully working with stakeholders to implement sustainable projects focused on education, advocacy and capacity development.

Our
Vision

We envision a world where everyone we serve has access to learning that provides empowering opportunities for a bright future that impacts society positively.

Our
Purpose

Inspiring Change through Learning