Kitara Foundation for Regional Tourism (Reg No. 80034582487260) aims to be the leading Facilitator of Tourism and hospitality development in the Region. Our work is about Nature, People and Economy
SAVE A NEEDY FAMILY ON THIS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FAMILIES
The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 with resolution A/RES/47/237 and reflects the importance the international community attaches to families. The International Day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.
The International Day of Families has inspired a series of awareness-raising events, including national family days. In many countries, that day provides an opportunity to highlight different areas of interest and importance to families.
The central goal focuses on ending poverty, promoting shared economic prosperity, social development and people’s well-being while protecting the environment. Families remain at the center of social life ensuring the well-being of their members, educating and socializing children and youth and caring for young and old.
This Year, Kitara Foundation is mobilizing local and international communities, individuals and organizations to participate in saving vulnerable families in Kitara Region (Western Region) of Uganda. There are many ways you can help and you will be happy to know that your contribution is changing lives.
Common Characteristics of rural vulnerable families in Kitara Region of Uganda
Most families depend on subsistence farming. But with primitive tools and the lack of irrigation, fertilizers and modern farming techniques, their results vary.
Some families also raise a few cattle to supplement their meager income.
Low income levels mean that families usually can’t afford to educate their children, especially because school fees are high in this region.
Children who start school in primary one typically don’t make it past primary seven.
Parents often encourage girls to drop out of school and get married in their early teens to collect money from the groom’s family for the traditional “bride price.”
Sexual promiscuity among teens is a rampant problem, with 57 percent of Ugandan girls having their first sexual encounter before the age of 18.
As a result, there is a high incidence of HIV infection and babies being raised by poor, single teen mothers or grandparents.
Many families have malnulshed children due to underfeeding
Activities for this year;
Activities this year include workshops and conferences, radio and television programs, newspaper articles and cultural programs highlighting relevant themes.
Voluntary activities this year include;
1. Donation of houses to vulnerable families,
2. Donation of beddings and clothes to vulnerable families,
3. Donation of income projects like poultry, goats, piggery, bee keeping, and other agricultural projects.
4. Donating School fees and Scholastic materials to family children
5. Donate Food for the hungry family and its children
6. Donate hospital bills for a sick child
What can your donation do?
1. $13 can feed a hungry child for a month,
2. $154 can feed a child for a year
3. $26 can pay medical bills for a sick child
4. $130-$513 can pay for a child’s surgery and treatment
5. $130 can cloth a child for a year
6. $260 -$245 can educate a primary school child for a year
7. $245 – $1026 can educate a secondary school child for a year
8. $513 -$1026 can construct a house for a vulnerable family
9. $3846 can construct a children’s rescue home
10. $52 can provide a comfortable bedding for a child
11. $128- $256 can start a family income generating project
12. $145 can sponsor a one-hour radio sensitization talk show
How to Donate?
Contact Kitara Foundation to get the banking/money transfer details by calling or sending a Whatsapp message on +256392156562, +256752888149 or send an email at email@example.com
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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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