The Kins Foundation of Africa The Kins Foundation of Africa is an organization of business and professional men and women gathered together in clubs for the purposes of service and fellowship. By service we mean the rendering of aid and comfort to those of our fellows in need of assistance and by fellowship we mean the bonds of friendship arising through the mutual participation of club members in service activities. It is a service club where fellows can find companionship and participate in club programs. This is a good idea. You may have been in the city for some time but you know very few people. We must agree that we need each other and we need to interest one another and then get together for conversations. The Kins Club-Creating the space for your thinking to take off. The Kins clubs create doors. It makes it easy and free to share your thinking on any topic, connect with an audience, express yourself with a range of communication tools. We create chances for good people in our society to replicate themselves. Kins Club is a forum where members come to tell stories to the faces they may never see under the sun. Kins club is an open platform where millions come to find insightful and dynamic thinking. Here, expert and undiscovered voices alike dive into the heart of any topic and bring new ideas to the surface. If you have a story to tell, knowledge to share, or a perspective to offer; welcome home. The best ideas can change who we are. Kinsmen club is where those ideas take shape, take off, and spark powerful conversations. Our purpose is to spread these ideas and deepen understanding of the world. We’re creating a new model for development conversation. One that supports nuance, complexity, and vital storytelling without giving in to the incentives of advertising. It’s an environment that’s open to everyone but promotes substance and authenticity. And it’s where deeper connections forged between experts and undiscovered can lead to discovery and growth. Together with millions of collaborators, we’re building a trusted and vibrant ecosystem fuelled by important ideas and the people who think about them. We will not wait for rotary to come and do for us what we would do for ourselves, we will create our own rotaries. We will not wait for Bill Gates to come and solve our needs, we will create several Bill Gates amongst ourselves. Our Vision: The Society Vision of the Kins Foundation of Africa is a Harmonious and Self-Sustained Society in Africa; while the Organisational Vision of the Kins Foundation of Africa is to be the Leading African Service and Fellowship Organisation on the continent. Our Goal: The Goal of Kins Foundation is to ‘‘Serve the Community’s Greatest Need’’. Our Mission: The Mission of Kins Foundation is to meet the Community’s Greatest Need through Service and Fellowship’’. Objectives of Kins Foundation include: Hold Dinner meetings and socials which provide the framework for addition of another ideal, that is service work. Welcoming young men and women to the city and providing them with business and entrepreneur opportunities, guidance and support. To make a contribution to the wellbeing of the underprivileged in our communities by addressing their greatest essential needs in life Promoting Health and Wealth of members through various activities and adventures Establishment of business avenues in cities for economic developments of members and the communities around them To promote friendship, togetherness, peace and co-existence among people of different backgrounds in our cities, communities, nations and across boarders; Our Motto: The Association’s motto is, ‘‘Uplifting fellows, the best reward’’. The emphasis here is put on quality charity service that deserves gifts and rewards from the creator. One thing is for certain. Kinsmen and Kinettes will respond to the challenges of our society with a zest and enthusiasm. The Kin attitude is one that exemplifies a hands-on approach to service work. Not content to simply write cheques – if there’s work to be done, Kinsmen will do it! Our Values: The values that bind all Kinsmen and Kinettes include; Self-satisfaction, fun, personal growth and Community Service. These are the ingredients that make up the Kinsmen winning formula. We uphold African society values of; Living according to nature, The spirit of communal living, The virtues of self-reliance and The tradition of festivals. Our Togetherness: “A man who calls his kinsmen to a feast does not do so to save them from starving. They all have food in their own homes. When we gather together in the moonlit village ground it is not because of the moon. Every man can see it in his own compound. We come together because it is good for kinsmen to do so.” Chinua Achebe-Things Fall Apart. We therefore work hard to revive the togetherness of Africans. ‘‘The white man is very clever. He came quietly and peaceably with religion and politics. We were amused at his craziness and allowed him to stay. Now he has won our brothers, and our clan can no longer act like one. He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart.’’ -Chinua Achebe In the rest of the world we read information, we read stories, in the world there are books, there is written information but in African history there was something else our ancestors did, they used to sit under the ancient tree, under the moonlight in the village ground, around the fire place as the story-teller used words to weave a tapestry in one’s mind with his or her words. “A man who calls his kinsmen to a feast does not do so to save them from starving. They all have food in their own homes. When we gather together in the moonlit village ground it is not because of the moon. Every man can see it in his own compound. We come together because it is good for kinsmen to do so.” Children loved to hear the adults speak and sing, they related to them, related to the characters in their tales, and loved the gentle rhythm of the songs and the words that allowed children to see the possibilities in life. At Kins Clubs we will not only call one another to a feast, but also call one another to talk together, to think together and to prosper together. We are different cultures today, we all live together as one community, we need to establish a platform where all of us can celebrate, appreciate and explore a diversity of cultures alongside their own and get inspired to different developments.
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Kitara Foundation for Regional Tourism:
We are the people of Kitara Foundation for Regional Tourism. Based in Fort Portal Tourism City (the tourism capital of Uganda), Kitara Foundation is aimed at strengthening coordination, promotion, and preservation of tourism ecosystem services relevant for job skills creation while ensuring continuous benefits of tourism to the local people of Kitara region and their economies. We also focus at strengthening community resilience, protecting nature & preserving the Cultural Heritage of the people of Kitara region (Keep Kitara green and black).
The Kitara Foundation for Regional Tourism (herein after referred to as “the Foundation”) aims at coordinating different areas of Tourism within the Kitara region which comprises sub-regions of Tooro, Bunyoro, Ankole, Rwenzori and Kigezi. The establishment of the Foundation works to a regional cooperation among tourism actors, stakeholders and their communities.
We are a social enterprise involved in regional Tourism Development aimed at improving community livelihoods, protecting nature & preserving cultural heritage. We do this by providing direct employment in our work, developing tourism products, regional tourism marketing and coordination of tourism industry in the region.
The Foundation is responsible for furthering tourism coordination between Fort Portal Tourism City and all the districts of Kitara region namely; Kabarole, Kyenjojo, Kyegegwa, Kagadi, Kibale, Hoima, Bulisa, Masindi, Ntoroko, Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu, Kasese, Kamwenge, Ibanda, Mbarara, Mbarara city, Buhweju, Kazo, Kiruhura, Mbarara, Isingiro, Rwampala, Ntungamo, Kabale, Rukiga, Kisoro, Kanungu, Rukungiri, Mitooma, Shema, Bushenyi and Rubirizi.
Our Vision: A Sustainable Competitive Tourism and hospitality Industry in Western Uganda (the Kitara Region).
Our Goal: The leading Facilitator of Tourism and hospitality development, well equipped for a tourism transforming mission in the Kitara Region (Western Uganda).
Our Mission: To Contribute to the transformation of the Tourism and hospitality industry in Western Uganda through Networking, marketing, building linkages and community participation in the regional Tourism and hospitality development industry.
We are true citizens of Kitara region, our organization is locally owned, we hire and develop local talent. We aim at investing in local growth, the well-being of our people and the health of the local economy. Citizenship begins at home.
We integrate both conventional and community tourism (Call it Development Tourism) in our work in order to maximize the benefits to the local population
Tourism development is therefore at the core of our operations. We focus on rural areas affected most by decline in the capacity of agriculture. Degeneration of the countryside is prevented and cultural heritage preserved by raising supplementary family income through tourism.
We focus on identifying potential tourism destinations and activities, building community capacity through education and creating demand through marketing and packaging.
Our strength is in sharing information and full participation. We stand for a meaningful experience by spending time with the community. Discover the countryside in this region during nature walks, community visits and mountain hiking. Share daily life with the community by spending a day or night in a traditional homestead.
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