Monday, 18 December 2017

KIR Foundation's 4th Quarter Newsletter, 2017

Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation
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

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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, 14 September 2017

twitter video

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#Throwback to #InternationalLiteracyDay #ILD2017 #SDG4 #ILD4KIR #ThrowbackThursday #TBT

Thursday, 7 September 2017

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

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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

Tuesday, 5 September 2017


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When Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation paid a project visit to Mubi Hills in Adamawa State in May 2017, we met Calmas. Calmas is a ten year old creative boy, who made a toy car out of corn stock, old rubber slippers and used plastic disinfectant container. Calmas has dreams of one day becoming a soldier. Godiya is an eight year old

Thursday, 24 August 2017


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"I have been visually impaired since birth. As a visually impaired person, I have faced several challenges including discrimination and delays in my education. In other places I’ve been to, they don’t allow us (visually impaired) to touch the computer systems but here at KIR Foundation, we were allowed to touch and work with the computer system and when we don’t understand,

Wednesday, 16 August 2017


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“Every time I need to speak before a crowd, I get so nervous that I feel like running away” – KIR Holiday Programme Participant.

As interesting as public speaking may appear, it is still a hard task for many as they have a fear of speaking in front of an audience or not knowing exactly how to communicate their ideas.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

KIR Foundation Book donation and visit to the Adopted Schools in Northern Nigeria

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Thanks to our donors with your support we have provided educational supplies to 120 pupils in Adamawa state to promote quality education.

We are building a classroom block for the children at CDM Primary School Gilmari to provide them with quality education to develop their communities in the future.

We will provide thirty (30) desks for the children at CDM Primary School, Laila in Mubi Hills. Thank you for your support, let’s do more.

We are committed to building a classroom block for the pupils of CDM Primary School, Lainde.  

Thanks to our donors with your support.   

Let’s invest more to increase literacy rate in Nigeria.

Book donation:

Visit to Gilmari :

Visit to Laila: 

        Visit to Lainde: 

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

The Dreams of A Street Child

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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

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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


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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’ -

Thursday, 6 April 2017


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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


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‘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.


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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