The KBK Foundation believes in the process where community members, stake holders and those who have a vested interest collectively come together to take action and generate solutions to common problems. The Foundation partners with governments, nongovernmental organizations and community groups to assess and understand local needs and the reasons behind them. We work with our partners to devise programs that will help improve health, support education and create economic growth. Wherever our presence, we strive to be a good neighbor, sharing the concerns of our communities and dedicating our capabilities, resources and people to creating a better future.
Individuals everywhere desire economic opportunities that will help them achieve stability and prosperity. The KBK Foundation fosters this goal by investing in programs that promote self-sufficiency, job growth and economic development. We start by assessing the local community needs, then take action to help remove barriers to economic growth. Many of The Foundation's economic development projects focus on promoting access to the disenfranchised and economic empowerment for women. Through our social investment we work to increase job opportunities and grow local economies.
Foundation is committed to providing community supportive services to that same segmented population with the promise to positively impact the lives of the residents. KBK Foundation is committed to assisting the residents strive towards self-sufficiency and self-realization.
As it relates to Black Art, we believe it tells our authentic narrative. Supporting Black Art and Black Artists will help to produce positive images of the Black community thus leading to the resistance of race-based negativity and biases.
why the tickbird and the rhino?
Our logo for The KBK Foundation is a tickbird and rhino. The tickbird and rhino share a symbiotic, mutually beneficial partnership similar to KBK Enterprises and The KBK Foundation. The tickbird sets up house as a temporary guest on the rhinos back, removing and feeding off of parasites embedded in the rhinos hide. The tick bird also warns the rhino of danger or predators through loud chirping or hissing noises. They have evolved physiologically to meet each other’s needs. The tickbird is provided a temporary home and receives sustenance by feeding upon the rhinoceros, and the rhinoceros receives the removal of parasites and protection when the bird warns of approaching predators. The tickbird’s role has been given the Swahili name “askari wa kifaru”; this translates in English to “the rhino’s guard.”