Kids Foundation Inc is run by Joseph Kove Yaw in Sogakope with the aims of empowering women and children.  In particular many girls were kept away from school to help with household duties, and boys were sent out to look after cattle. Kids Foundation supported the communities around Sogakope, with a particular interest on stopping child trafficking and promoting education for every child.  Now the organisation is involved more widely in the South Tongu community and human rights in the Volta region.

We met Joseph in 2003 when he was working as the pilot on the river ferry on the River Volta, and have been linking with him on all subsequent visits to Ghana.  With his support, we researched a story in poems, Crikey Mikey's Volta Venture.  We also celebrated Ghana's 50th anniversary by starting to understand the needs of the community of Fievie Dugame and in particular the issues of education and lack of clean drinking water.

In June 2019, with matched funding from The Rotary Foundation and implementation by the Rotary Club of Ho and Kids Foundation, the new clean drinking water supply was commissioned; the community is now connected to the mains supply in Sogakope.  

We now want to continue to partner with the community of Fievie Dugame for them to be able to have their own community projects; together we are piloting a microfinance project for women farmers, and in addition plan to raise money for the community to farm a plot of land to raise funds for their own community project.  

Working with fellow Rotarians A'dell Harper and Dale Anne McAulay, we believe that change would come through the youngest in the community, and the vision is to build a nursery school and train local women to run it.