The Kaleke Kasome Foundation (KAKAF) is a not for profit, non-sectarian and non-political organization born out of the “Kaleke Kasome song”. KAKAF was founded in 2014 as a company limited by guarantee and fully incorporated as an NGO in 2019 with an aim of creating awareness about and finding effective solutions to end the ongoing practice of defilement in society that has seen most of our girls fall victim to teenage pregnancy, early marriage, school drop out with all its related effects on the child. Kaleke Kasome Foundation is therefore committed to contribute towards the health and holistic development of children with a focus on the girl child through advocating for the rights of the child and sensitization of guardians and communities about the rights and responsibilities of children.
Literary the term “Kaleke Kasome” is translated into ‘let the young girl go to school’.
In 2005, a song entitled “KalekeKasome” was sung by our very own Muhasa Maurice; current chairman and founder of KalekeKasome Foundation. Then aged 16 years old, like many artists who sing about society through music and hope to positively change their society, the song was based on a distant memory of a 4 year girl that was sexually abused by a neighbor she trusted and left for dead. She was later successfully rehabilitated but the memories of the incidence and the effect they had on her and her family left deep scars. Though he was young, his innocent heart witnessed all this cruelty and abuse of trust. Since then, he vowed to change our mindset about the effects of abuse on the girl child; like the title of the song says…..”kalekekasome”. Eleven years gone by, he now finds himself with even more power and knowledge about child rights to change many young lives through the KalekeKasome Foundation.