According to the 2014 census in Kisoro, Uganda, 86% of households have subsistence farming as their main source of income. 60% of the population is under 19 years of age. Only 25% of girls aged 13-18 are in secondary school. 39% of children aged 10-15 are working. Among households in Kisoro District, less than 8% have access to electricity and about a third have access to piped water, but this water is untreated. Public schools are crowded, often include physical abuse of children, and generally have no food or clean water for children.
Kisoro Children's Foundation was founded to address such inequities and open the door to new opportunities for the inhabitants of Kisoro. Kisoro Children's Foundation exists to support the education, health, and welfare of children and families in Kisoro.
"One of our objectives is to encourage learning through play. We believe that children can explore and learn a lot through play" says Jackie Baganizi, Director of Ineza Parents' School in Kisoro. Most of the schools and public spaces in Kisoro and in Uganda lack play spaces for children.
Charity Registration (exempt): EIN 81-1525008
In May 2020 during lockdown for most people worldwide, 187 challengers joined forces with Gulf for Good to do a Virtual Stair Climb of the infamous Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building raising US$3,273 which is being used towards tiling 6 classrooms, the kitchen and dining hall of the Ineza Parents’ School in Kisoro. A further US$3,650 is required to complete the project in full.
During 2020 Kibson's raised US$3,194 for Kisoro Foundation to construct secured playing fields for the children attending Ineza Parent's school. A football pitch and netball court were built including benches for spectators and a perimeter fence. The playing fields will be used by 270 students.