Kirc Foundation

The Kirc Foundation is an NGO that supports education in the 16 communities of the Komenda Edina Eguafo Municipality in Central Ghana. The Foundation was created in 2008 and officially registered as an NGO in 2010. The Kirc Foundation has been involved in all areas of Education from simple to involved. Kirc has provided a teacher for where there was no teacher. Kirc uniquely integrated the Health directive with the Educational Directive by providing for the health needs of the student s. For example, Kirc organized reproductive health education modules for 9 selected schools in Elmina. Kirc organized Career training education for over 10 basic schools.

Kirc Foundation also operates in the 21st Century. Kirc has its own website where daily activities can be published and archived. Kirc is part of a pan African NGO organization of over 60 NGOs. Kirc is collaborating with the Enabling Support Foundation and Peace Flame and has joined as partner for the Cooperative Learning Centers, a 10 computer network with Internet connections which will be used to guide students into the 21st Century. It will also provide the network needs of the Kirc organization. The remaining time would be available to members to the Cooperative at a competitive rate and the proceeds will be used to maintain and expand the center. 

The Kirc Foundation has created this on a shoestring. We are actively seeking funding as part of the Peace Flame initiative. We are based in Ghana, a very peaceful country in West Africa with lots of challenges to its development. Ghana faces problems in areas such as: poor health and health facilities, insufficient Educational resources (human resources and materials), HIV/AIDS pandemic, Malaria, Tuberculosis, inadequate or lack of drinking water, poor communications and attitude (over reliance on government support or foreign aid for development, culturally inherited superstitions), and in certain areas children cannot go to school due to financial difficulties. Taking into consideration all these challenges and knowing that the government cannot solve these challenges alone, we believe the involvement of the private sector in the quest for development would greatly assist those individuals and communities affected. Our love and strong desire to influence and improve people's lives brought about the establishment of Kirc Foundation.

  • VISIONImprovement of Socio-Economic Status of Rural Youths and the well being of children and the community as a whole.
  • MISSION: To empower rural youths to improve upon their standard of living through sustainable integrated development projects and programs
  • GOAL: To ensure the standard of living of youths and the well being of children in out project communities.

PROJECTS:

 

KIRC FOUNDATION has been challenged with harmful cultural practices that affect the reproductive health of women and girls. Traditional and church leaders have been sensitized to that effect. KIRC FOUNDATION has also trained the youths to be Community Health Educators and Advocates for sexual and reproductive health and human right.

KIRC FOUNDATION runs seminars for organized young women, adolescent and the youths to help reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality, gives information and education on contraceptive for safe sex and also negotiations skills and self assertiveness. KIRC FOUNDATION transforms the perception of the youth on sex and gender. KIRC FOUNDATION has been educating the rural communities on the convention of the elimination of all form of Discrimination against Women (CEDAN) and making the people aware of the Human Right, Sexual and Reproductive Health Right of Women.

KIRC FOUNDATION has been training young women on identified occupation/Vocational skills and on credit utilization, Organizing training sessions reading and writing for illiterate women to enhance their social and economic activities, organizing annual civic awareness programme for women political aspirants.

To date KIRC FOUNDATION has worked with over 5000 fishmongers and traders, adult men and women, young people, children, traditional leaders, caring and supporting HIV/AIDS victims, AIDS Orphans and Vulnerable children and changed the negative social practices of over 3000 rural people including Adolescents in the Central Region of Ghana. Following a need assessment survey conducted by Kirc Foundation it was found the HIV/AIDS infections is on the increase in the central region the prevalence rate has increased from 1.7% in 2010 to 4.7% in 2011. After organizing a number of voluntary counseling and testing sessions, we realized that people who test positive become either dejected or decide to go wild and infect others. We hope to provide care and support for PLHIVs by organizing monthly meetings, helping them to overcome the problem of discrimination, have confidence in themselves and help provide skills training for them, if possible. We also hope to disseminate accurate information on HIV/AIDS pandemic and also help reach out to counsel the youth women and children on safe sex and behavior change and prevention. We also hope to cater for a number of OVCs, perform theatre, distribute condoms and provide skills training, among other activities, to help reduce the spread of the pandemic. Our target population is people living with AIDS (PLWHIVs) orphans, commercial sex, workers and vulnerable children (OVCs), the youth, especially adolescents, women, street children, and the general public between the ages of 6-49 years who form the majority of the population.

for more info please visit: http://www.kircfoundation.byethost16.com/

Brochure and documents:

An article by Kristi Shields: http://www.iacact.com/?q=node/192

 

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