Social Good


48.5 MILLION CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF SIX AND FIFTEEN LIVING IN CONFLICT AREAS ARE OUT OF SCHOOL

YOUR purchase makes an IMPACT

At isiko, we not only want to make and source good products we also want them to do good.  Throughout the year we partner with different organizations and give back a percentage of our proceeds in support of their cause.  In the past we have partnered with organizations in eSwatini, Tanzania, Mozambique and the Philippines.

We are so excited to announce that from January - June 2021 we will be giving back 5% of proceeds to Justice Rising.

Justice Rising

Justice Rising builds peace in war-affected communities by providing quality education to children at risk.

The IMPACT of Justice Rising

  • Serving in 3 Countries
  • 1,977 students enrolled and educated each year
  • 100+ teachers and faculty trained and employed
  • 14 schools in operation
  • Near 100% student pass rate on national exams
  • Complete gender parity
NO CHILD SHOULD BE BURDENED BY WAR & VIOLENCE
Together we can transform their future by allowing them to grow, learn, and thrive in a peaceful environment.

BUILD RELATIONSHIPS
We partner with locals leaders to understand their specific community’s most pressing needs.

BUILD SCHOOLS
We hire local laborers and teachers, and we provide ongoing training and support to faculty, students, and their families.

BUILD A CULTURE OF PEACE
Through quality education and trauma- informed counseling, we transform war zones into safe, healthy communities.

 


SCHOOL BUILDS

Our schools are located throughout North Kivu, Eastern DRC. These schools are fully managed by the Justice Rising team and empower the students with quality education and the communities around them with additional programs and life skills.

We also have Justice Rising partnership schools in Iraq and Syria. These schools are supported by our team and are managed by independent locals partners on the ground. 

LEADERSHIP LEAGUE

With each school we build, we offer both a girls and boys Leadership League. The boys’ league is focused on reaching young men who are engaged in child soldiering and others who are at risk of becoming child soldiers. In exchange for the laying down of arms, these young men are given soccer balls and soccer equipment. 

Our girls’ league is composed of child mothers. Every Sunday, girls between the ages of 13-27 attend our group and are mentored, given counseling and provided a chance to be a normal kid by playing volleyball with their peers.

VOCATIONAL SCHOOL

Our vocational school is targeted towards men and women who have missed out on opportunities to receive an education as children due to the constant fleeing from war. Through skills training, our vocational students are able to support and provide for their families.

 WASH

WASH is an internationally recognized, UN developed, community health program that educates children and communities on water, sanitation and hygiene, while also providing access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities. 

STORYTELLING MOVEMENT

The Storytelling Movement was developed by Dr. Sarah WH, a clinical psychologist based in the UK. This program focuses on storytelling as a means of dissipating traumatic and painful stories towards wholeness and healing.

TEACHER TRAINING

Our annual teacher training program focuses on the development and growth of our Justice Rising teachers and staff. Each year, our teachers gather together in the city of Goma for a week of teacher training workshops and team building activities alongside a group of educators and professionals from around the world. We teach on Justice Rising’s culture and core values, our pedagogical framework, various teaching strategies, and provide our teachers with practical classroom management tools.