Welcome to the KiSS Society’s homepage!
KiSS stands for Kiddies Support Scheme, a charity that supports children in Uganda access healthcare and education. Our main aim as a society is to raise awareness of the conditions faced by vulnerable children living in poverty and the struggles they encounter as a result. We want to inform you all of the incredible work that KiSS does to ensure that every child in Kasamabya and Hoima are equipped with the skills and knowledge to create a sustainable future for themselves and their community. KiSS helps with school fees, books, uniforms and other equipment and creates income generating projects for families to allow children to stop working and attend school.
One of the greatest barriers to children entering education however, is poor health. Therefore, the work that KiSS does is essential to resolving this by supporting children with HIV, providing emergency care in life-threatening situations and supporting children who are victims of neglect. They also provide specialist help and care for children with disabilities.
“KiSS is life”
-Julius, KiSS Employee
KiSS relies on the funding provided by two secondary schools in Hertfordshire for the majority of their annual income, meaning that the work that KiSS can do is often limited. To put in into perspective, it only costs £1 to pay for a life saving malaria jab and £24 pound to pay for a year's worth of secondary education for a child, a privilege we often take for granted.
To support the amazing work that KiSS conducts, we plan to hold multiple fundraisers throughout the year including quiz nights, bar crawls, bake sales and lots more! We have recently held a 'secret santa' themed collection of items at Christmas which have been sent to the Children in Uganda. As well as this, we will be providing regular updates from the children themselves and will be informing you of any recent work that KiSS conducts. We want to make a massive difference to the communities we support in Uganda and would love to have you in our team!