Kids in Kailahun – since 2006
KIK is a UK registered charity working in the Kailahun district of Sierra Leone, West Africa. The main focus of the charity is an educational sponsorship programme for children who have been orphaned through war or disease.
KIK’s vision is ‘A self-sufficient Kailahun community’. Early engagement with that community indicated that this requires not only education, but also healthcare and community development. This is therefore KIK’s mission.
A major step to delivering on this mission was the 2017 opening of the KIK Academy for children between 3-16 years of age.
Looking ahead, the expected outcomes of our 2018 five year plan are:
- The Academy will still be supported by UK sponsorship.
- KIK financed micro-business ventures will be operating successfully within the Kailahun community.
- KIK will be largely run from Kailahun, with minimal input from the UK.
- KIK beneficiaries will hold many of the teaching and managerial posts within the charity. (Beneficiaries are individuals who have previously benefitted from the KIK programme.)