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The mission of the St. Kizito Foundation is to respect and promote the value of human life by nurturing and shaping the future of East African youth with difficult backgrounds.  We strive to provide educational scholarship and scholarships as well as guidance and counseling.  We extend basic life needs.  Our efforts are particularly focused on vulnerable children and youth in Uganda.​

Sharing God’s Love Through the Act of Giving!
Sharing God’s Love Through the Act of Giving!

The following is a reflection written by Sempa Don who serves the St. Kizito Foundation “on the ground” in Uganda. 

The month of May witnessed our scholars returning back to their homes for first term holiday.  I was blessed to visit one of the children’s homes who was a recipient of the Global Solidarity Ministry outreach program coordinated by the St. Kizito Foundation office in Kampala.

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Sometimes a “Super Hero” Wears a White Collar
Sometimes a “Super Hero” Wears a White Collar

Macrina Dodson, a teacher at a Catholic school here in Cleveland, wrote a wonderful tribute about Father Donald Dunson and the Saint Kizito Foundation.  Both Father and the Foundation have played an important role in the formation of her confirmation students.  The following is the wonderful tribute she shared.

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St. Kizito Foundation Provides Education That Helps Scholars
St. Kizito Foundation Provides Education That Helps Scholars

Since the St. Kizito Foundation came into existence, it brings to mind a number of common memories. We have witnessed the crumbling of empires, springs of molecule, conquest of communities and emergencies yet the fabric of the organization has remained true, heightening our appreciation for its enduring character permeated with an increasingly vibrant presence.

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St. Kizito Foundation supports approximately 300 students in their education and life.  We have students at all levels of study, although our primary focus is to provide our participants with sufficient and appropriate education so that they may earn a living and have a successful life. 

Our students are in schools of their choice, based on school and government standards of acceptance.  Students are assisted by St. Kizito counselors and staff in determining the best placement.   

On these pages, we hope to give you a glimpse of the treasure we believe our participants to be.  Enjoy, and feel free to offer communication or words of wisdom that we can forward to Uganda!

Meet Oscar.  He is a formerly abducted child solder who was taken multiple times.  When he finally escaped for what would be the last time, he returned home only to find that the rebels had killed his entire family in a massacre.  Orphaned and alone, Oscar struggled from depression and fear.

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