Press

Carolina for Kibera in Print News

2014

Marine memoir named NLC Common Book (North Lake College News-Register, 2014)
Kibera, Tabitha Clinic, February 10-14, 2014 (Prevention International: No Cervical Cancer, 2014)
Soldier to share journey of service, peace (LaGrange News, 2014)

2013

Pirate Read prepares transitioning Students (The East Carolinian, 2013)

2012

Kibera children embrace new sport – jump rope (Sport and Dev, 2012)
Summer reading encourages service and global engagement (NC State University Alumni Association, 2011)
Author Shares his Story of the Fouding of Carolina for Kibera (Philanthropy Journal, 2012)
Rye Barcott is a Doer (Charlotte Magazine, 2012)
Author to Address Convocation (NC State University Bullletin, 2012)

2011

Chance Meeting Turns Into Change: How $26 is Sometimes All You Need to Make a Difference (ABC News, 2011)
Rye Barcott, Marine & Author, Fights Ethnic Violence With Carolina For Kibera NGO (Huffington Post, 2011)
“On the Way to War” Author Speaks to SUNY Potsdam Freshman (SUNY Potsdam, 2011)
Lessons from a Kenyan Slum (Harvard Gazette, 2011)
Carolina for Kibera founder Rye Barcott talks about his nonprofit and his memoir “It Happened On the Way to War” (Christian Science Monitor, 2011)
With no college papers, he earned a Masters (Daily Nation, 2011)
The cash donation that gave birth to a clinic (Daily Nation, 2011)
A marine’s journey to peace through Kibera (The East African, 2011)
Marine’s Memoir Commands Our Attention — And Personal Investment (Huffington Post, 2011)
Author Discusses Book’s Message (South Charlotte News, 2011)
A Devil Dog Finds His Best Angels (Time, 2011)
Charlotte Marine finds peace through charity in Kenya (WCNC Charlotte, 2011)
Marine’s memoir details two kinds of service (Stars and Stripes, 2011)
A captain’s double life in Kenya and Iraq (Army Times, 2011)
Fmr. Marine on Low Cost Way to Break the Cycle of Poverty (Fox News, 2011)
Carolina for Kibera founder returns to UNC 10 years later (Daily Tar Heel, 2011)
Rye Barcott’s interview on NBC-17 (NBC-17, 2011)
War and Idealism: He wrote the book (Charlotte Observer, 2011)
War and Idealism, by the book (News & Observer, 2011)
It Happened on the Way to War: Rye Barcott’s book about his work with the Kibera slum in Kenya (Independent Weekly, 2011)
Living Kibera: From Kenya to Carolina (Reese News, 2011)
Author of “It Happened on the Way to War: A Marine’s Path to Peace” to Speak March 30 (Washington University of St. Louis, 2011)
Caring for Kibera (Blue and White Magazine, 2011)
UNC law students serve as Carolina for Kibera advisers (Daily Tar Heel, 2011)

2009-2010

Biden joins Newark resident on African Tour (Newark Post, 2010)
Ackland showcases African photography on lawn (Daily Tar Heel, 2010)
Finding Sunshine in the Slum
(Harvard Magazine, 2009)
Citizen Journalism in Kibera
(National Geographic, 2009)
Project brings hope to world’s largest slum (June 2009)
UNC junior wins fellowship from State Department (June 2009)
UNC named to presidential honor roll for community service-CFK a highlighted program (February 2009)
Finding the Exits
(Yukon News, 2009)
Slum houses one of ‘most lucrative’ ventures in city (Daily Nation, 2009)

2007-2008

Man helps African Slum Fix Problems (The Lantern (Ohio State University), 2008)
Join the Club! (The Daily Tar Heel, 2008)
The Club is Open Festival offers a well selected entryway into local rock
(The Independent Weekly, 2008)
UNC Student Meets a Soaked Price
(News and Observer, 2008)
Hope Blooms in Africa
(NEWSOK, 2008)
Student Perspective-Rye Barcott (The Harbus, 2008)
Memorial to honor group fighting poverty in Kenya
(The Oklahoman, 2008)
Girls Count: A Global Investment & Action Agenda (Center for Global Development, 2008)
UNC has brought the world to us (Chapel Hill Herald, 2008)
The gift of giving: Extra donations are extra incentive for seniors to donate (Daily Tar Heel, 2008)
CFK founder addresses impact of Kenyan violence (Daily Tar Heel, 2008)
Violence subsides but families remain displaced in post-election Kenya
(Fatuma Roba is a Binti Pamoja alumnus) (UNICEF, 2008)
(Daily Tar Heel, 2008)
CFK, even more than ever, is a great class gift (Daily Tar Heel, 2008)
Ethnic violence disrupts Kibera relief (Daily Tar Heel, 2008)
Carolina feels Kenya’s Pain (News and Record, 2008)
Kenya’s unrest halts UNC aid: Carolina for Kibera is reeling (News and Observer, 2008)
One girl’s story: Fatuma, 22, reports from Kenya’s post-election conflict (UNICEF, 2008)
“From the Slum with Honours” (Sammy Gitau is a CFK Board Member) -(BBC, 2007) and an interview on BBC’s The World
Carolina for Kibera gets endowment fund (Daily Tar Heel, 2007)
27 local film shorts to play (Daily Tar Heel, 2007)
Power Women Group in Kibera! (Abenteuer Leben Blog, 2007)
Kenya: Former Street Children Out to Change Life in the City Slums (allAfrica, 2007)
Seniors Name Kibera for Gift (The Daily Tar Heel, 2007)
Lightbox-Book review (Business Response Magazine, 2007)
AJWS Grantees Featured at United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (Reuters, 2007)
TIME Magazine for Kids-Players with Pride(Time Magazine, 2007)
“Slum Tourism” stirs controversy in Kenya (Reuters, 2007)
The State of Things-Meet Rye Barcott (WUNC, 2007)
Rye Barcott named one of ABC World News “Persons of the Year” (ABC News, 2007)

2006- 2001

Obama draws crowd on slum tour (BBC News, 2006)

Warm Hearts on a Cold Day: The Carolina For Kibera clinic involved more than soccer (Chapel Hill News, 2006)
Urban Development: A pressing concern (Financial Times, 2006)
Kennedy School, Law School students labor for Nairobi poor (Harvard Gazette, 2006)
Rye Barcott named ABC News Person of the Week (ABC News, 2006)
War veteran seeks peace in Iraq, Kibera (The Daily News [Jacksonville, NC], 2006
U.S. Representative David Price to Visit North Carolinians Working in Kibera Slum of Nairobi, Kenya (website, 2006)
“Scholarships, New Clinic, CDC Partnership Mark Carolina for Kibera’s Fifth Anniversary” (UNC – Chapel Hill, 2006

Time Magazine’s Heroes in Global Health (Time, 2005)
“General Motors Partners with Carolina for Kibera” (Corporate Council on Africa, 2005)
“Binti Pamoja Becomes Self-Sustaining” (Our World, 2005)
“KENYA: Bridging the Reproductive Health Gap for Girls in Nairobi Slums”(PLUSNEWS, 2004)
“AIDS in Africa Thrives on Poverty and Stigma” (Reuters, 2003)
“Kenyan Slum Girls Use Camera Power to Fight Abuse” (Reuters NewMedia, 2003)
“Recent Alumna Helps Young Kenyan Women” (Columbia College Today, 2003)
“Columbia Alumna Curates Exhibition of Images of Struggle and Resilience (Columbia News, 2003)
“Pickup Games” (The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 2002)
“Foreign Aid Recast as Tool to Stymie Terrorism” (The Christian Science Monitor, 2002)
“In Soccer, Kenya Sees Hope for an Anonymous Village” (AP, 2001)