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I can make a difference,
You can make a difference, and
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A GREATER DIFFERENCE.

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Your donations at work!

Fr. Kizito Kirenga

About the Founder

I was the youngest of 12 childrenl, I was born in 1970. With our mother (RIP) bedridden for over 25 years, it was very difficult for my siblings to get an education. Many did not go beyond elementary school. The little my father (RIP) could earn was used to take care of our Mom. He did his best and I was able to complete elementary school.

I did my first and second grades at
an elementary school near our home. When in 1979 the war against Idi Amin broke out, we spent almost three years in the bush running from the battle carnage. We came back when everything, including our little house on the village, had been destroyed by the soldiers. I resumed school in 1982 and in 1986, I graduated from elementary school. My mother's condition was becoming critical then! My father could not afford to take me to high school.

At the age of 17, with financial assistance from my parish priest Fr. Augustine, I joined St. Joseph High School Seminary, Nyenga, in 1987 and graduated in 1993. In 1994, I joined St. Thomas Aquinas National Major Seminary and graduated with a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in 1997. In the same year God blessed me with a scholarship from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to pursue my theological studies at St. John’s Seminary, Camaillo. In 2001, I graduated with M. Div. and M.A. in Moral theology. I was ordained a priest August 11. 2001 for the Archdiocese of Kampala Uganda. I served two years at Christ the King parish as an associate pastor and as a Youth Chaplain and Father In-charge of Catholic Education. From 2003 to 2009 I was a Lecturer at St. Mbaaga's Major Seminary, Ggaba, where I taught Pastoral Theology, Spiritual Theology, Homiletics, Introduction to Philosophy and Ancient Philosophy. Currently I am a National Director of Radio Maria Uganda, The one and only Catholic radio station in the nation.

Why get involved?

Why Get Involved?

St. Kizito is one of the 22 Uganda Martyrs, who at around age 13 gave his life for the Christian faith. He is the Patron saint for children in Uganda.

St. Kizito Children’s Foundation Uganda is therefore an initiative intended to reach out in love and compassion to the disadvantaged and vulnerable children, especially those of my home village, Kawango, Nkozi Parish.

Communities throughout the world that live in poverty have many of the same problems: poor educational opportunities, substance abuse, family disputes, single parent homes and unsanitary conditions. The objective of the St. Kizito Children’s Foundation is to address these problems with appropriate resources, programs and education. Already our efforts have produced very positive results in these areas, but much more needs to be done.

By sponsoring a child, St. Kizito Children’s Foundation seeks to uplift conditions of children’s families. Because children are at the heart of every family, with your support, we sensitize all family members to the importance of education. We also emphasize the need for a sanitary environment, however humble it may be, for a healthy living, such as boiling drinking water and, if possible, providing mosquito nets to combat the spread of malaria.

Helping

Helping Families Help Themselves

Misery does not only affect its victims: it also touches the mind and heart of those who are made aware of it. Naturally when you live with somebody who is suffering and unhappy, you cannot celebrate and rejoice. The presence of poverty and its demeaning effect on human dignity is a call to all of us, no matter what our faith may be, to do something. You and I may not be responsible for the suffering and misery of our brothers and sisters around the globe, but the inescapable fact is:
You and I are called to respond.
“I can make a difference, You can make a difference, and together We can make a greater difference”.

Our Vision

By sponsoring a child's education, SKCF seeks to "Help Ugandan Families Help Themselves" in their fight against illiteracy and poverty and to ensure a decent home environment for healthy living.

Our Mission

To mobilize all people of good will to join SKCF efforts to fight for better education, healthy families and homes, community literacy and providing basic skills that would empower women to be self-reliant.

Our Focus

We put much emphasis on the education of children and giving women the skills they need to live a more dignified life.

Local Projects

Water Project:


In 2016 the Foundation was able to drill a deep well to provide the community with clean water with help of donors and friends. This first Community clean water well continues to serve the e community and is being maintained by Foundation.

To accommodate the increasing number of people using the well especially during the dry season, we dug a second well. It's completed but it is not used yet because we do not have a submersible pump and generator. Providing clean water to the community has been a life saver!

Economic Projects

Other Economic Projects:

The Foundation runs a goat and pig farm as a way raising funds for the Foundation locally. We also produce bananas, corn and beans for sale in case of good yield.

Medical Care

Medical care

The Foundation regularly covers all medical bills for sponsored children, especially due to malaria. We are grateful to the Rev. Sisters who run hospital for being good to us and patient with us when we are low on funds.

Appreciation messages from some of our sponsored students

Florence Zawedde

I Am Florence Zawedde. I work with Uganda Catholic Secretariate - Caritas Uganda Department as an Accountant . I have Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Makerere University. And currently pursuing an ACCA professional course. with support from Fr.kirenga Kizito . Therefore I would like to thank very much all of you in the USA who support Fr Kirenga with the funds that enables him to help us to acquire good Education and a better standard of living. I appreciate your good heart and always pray that God continues to provide for you abundantly. May God Bless you always.

Kizito Sempijja

Hi everyone, this is your son Kizito Sempijja, sending you greetings from Uganda. I pray you are all safe from the corona pandemic. This little note comes to extend my sincere thanks for all the care and love you have given us and continue to give us through St. Kizito Children’s Foundation. Your support helped to complete my elementary and high school. Later I went for a course in Music and Information Technology. Am now working Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) as a Music Instructor and Secretary for UPDF BRASS AND JAZZ BAND. I am a family man, happily married with four beautiful kids. May God continue to bless you for your generous heart. We thank Fr. Kizito Kirenga for his kind heart. He always tells us that we succeed in life to the extent we help others succeed. You have set me on the road to success. I promise to do the same for someone along the way. Thanks once again and God bless you all. Kizito

Aidah Mary Kyabenga

Dear all, sponsors of St. Kizito Children’s Foundation, I just don’t know how to rightly address you. Allow me address you all as my parents. And for sure you are, for the love you have showered on me. It’s me, Aidah Mary Kyabenga, your daughter: a 3rd Year student at the University of Kisubi, Entebbe, Uganda, pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management. The Bible tells us that “God loves a cheerful giver!!!” You have cheerfully and lovingly given to us and now have reason to smile and be cheerful. What a difference you have created in my life!!!! Thank you!!! To our beloved Guardian, Rev. Fr. Kirenga Kizito, you mean a whole world to us. We love you big!! You know we can’t thank you enough!! May Mother Mary protect you all. Yours, Aidah Mary.

Joseph Mukasa

Dear our beloved benefactors, greetings from Uganda. I am Joseph Mukasa. A seminarian at St Mbaaga's Major Seminary Ggaba. I am doing a Bachelor's degree in philosophy.
Currently, I am in my first year of priestly formation. I still have a journey of some other 7 years to the holy altar, God willing. Your prayers please!!
I am thankful that from your humble sacrifice, you have greatly been a strong pillar in my life more so in my academic journey.
Thank you for the support you extend to us through Rev. Fr. Kizito Kirenga. He avails it to us freely and joyfully. I thank him too.
May the Almighty God bountifully bless the work of your hands and may mother Mary continuously protect you.
I wish you a fruitful and a blissful life. Thank you and good bye. JMBM

Katie Asekeny

Our dear parents, our beloved sponsors, I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus christ. I am Katie Asekenye, a student from Uganda Martyrs' University, Nkozi. I am pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Education, majoring in History and Christian Religious Education. Am in my 3rd (final) year, First Semester.
Am writng this letter to extend my sincere and heartfelt thanks to the Almighty God and to you for giving us a chance to find purpose and meaning life. I wear this smile because of your love! My mother, an old widow in the village, has been the happiest to see me in school. Fr. Kizito, our beloved Dad, thanks for opening the doors of hope for us and always providing a shoulder we can lean on. I love you all and may God grant you health of both mind and body. Katie

Nakimera Josephine

Dearly Beloved Benefactors, greetings from Uganda. I am your daughter Nakimera Josephine, whom you helped to acquire a Diploma in Comprehensive Nursing. Currently, I am working at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital as a Registered Midwife. I will forever be grateful to God, to you and to Fr. Kizito Kirenga for the support and care you gave me and all my brothers and sisters, and for the help you continue to give to our young brothers and sisters under St. Kizito Children's Foundation. When my world had turned dark, you were the light that lit it again, giving me reason to hope again. I promise to keep the candle of your love burning by helping someone in need. May God's protection, blessings, love and peace be with you all. With love. Josephine.

Susan Nabutono

Hi everyone! I am Susan Nabutono, a 24 year old female Ugandan. I hold a Certificate in Midwifery from Nyenga Nursing College. I am currently working with Lubaga Catholic Hospital in Maternity Department, where am also a member of the Covid-19 task force that helps suspected mothers cope. Allow me to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to you all for the love and care you have given me right through my High School up to College. You made my dream a reality. I love being a nurse. I love helping mothers deliver healthy cute babies. I am now pursuing a Diploma course so that I can be better qualified to handle such delicate lives. And thanks for loving Fr. Kizito. He has been such a loving father to us! May God bless you all. Susan

Check out the progress that is being made with your donations!

Children's Sponsorship Programs

Children Sponsorship Program:

The Foundation has been able to keep 245 students in school by proving tuition and school materials and medicare:

152 students in Elementary school,
79 students in High School
9 students in college
5 in the seminary

Holy Trinity High School

Development of Holy Trinity High School

Our computer and library building was completed and a deep well (borehole) for the school was drilled with additional help from other partners, especially the Knights of Columbus.

Five Year Plan

2020 - 2025 To Do List

  • Continued sponsorship of children
  • Buying a submersible pump and a small diesel generator ($6000) for the second clean water well to provide the community with safe water.
  • Build a six classroom block for the elementary school, to accommodate 300 students.
  • Secure a TRACTOR to help families improve on their agricultural farm produce.
  • Secure a GRAIN MILL to help add value to farm produce.
  • Power in the village. Currently we are using a small solar system to provide some lighting to the school. We need to extend power lines to the village, from a distance of about 3km (about $20,000, is needed to secure electricity poles and a transformer).
  • Set up a COMMUNITY CENTER FOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT for effective establishment and management of small businesses. In a place where families depend on subsistence farming, we hope this center will help to provide skills and information on modern methods of farming, animal husbandry, poultry farming, pig and goat farming to help improve on the economic status of families.
  • Additional courses for the youth would include: hair dressing, fashion design and tailoring, electrical installation, institutional catering and hotel management, carpentry and joinery as well as metal fabrication.

Donate Now!

Donate Now!

Thank You

Once again, on behalf of all the sponsored children and their families, the beneficiaries of your generosity, I want to say: THANK YOU and may God bless each one of you abundantly. I am confident that with your continued support, SKCF will be able to meet all its objectives for the betterment of our people.

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A word from our Founder

Helping Families Help Themselves

Appreciation!

Appreciation!

Dear brothers and sister, supporters of St. Kizito Children’s Foundation:

Greetings from Uganda, particularly from the children and their families. I hope and pray the Good Lord is keeping you and all your loved safe from this horrible pandemic. Here in Uganda we doing quite fine. We pray for you everyday.

I write to thank all of you for your continued financial, moral and spiritual support to the Foundation. May the Almighty God continue to bless the work of your hands.

As you all know normal life has somehow come to a stand still due COVID-19. Here in Uganda much as there is not much threat from the , social activities are pretty much still restricted. There is too much politics into the whole issue.

Our children are still home. Schools are still under lockdown. Mostly girls have been greatly affected as we receive massive reports of young girls getting pregnant. Boys too had to engage in small trades here and there in order to make ends meet. There is a general fear that many children may not be able to go back to school because of the confusion and disruption that COVID-19 has caused in their lives and families.

I intend to prepare a Christmas Get-together for all the children sponsored by the foundation and other children, to offer some counseling to help address this situation. We shall need your help to do this as we anticipate over 500 children. We shall need to provide lunch for them and also give facilitation to counselors who will be addressing the different age groups.

The good news is that the government has allowed finalists to resume school but also under very stringent conditions, which have made their stay at school rather expensive. Thank God, because of your support all our finalists, at all levels: Elementary, High School, College and University have been able to resume school.

On the other hand, I have spent most of the COVID-19 lockdown time working on the gardens and construction on the Nazareth Community Centre. I have shared some pictures from the activities for your information.

Thank you again our dear donors and benefactors. All this has been possible because of your love. May God bless all of you. Fr. Kizito Kirenga

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