Posts By: Carolina For Kibera

Bright, Ambitious, and Headed to High School March 12, 2015

By: Scott Weathers, CFK Volunteer Last month, 25 Kibera students were awarded high school scholarships after an intense application process. With 110 students applying this year, CFK’s scholarship process was almost as competitive as undergraduate admissions at UNC-Chapel Hill, where …

From Hospital to Household 

By: Mark Muasa, Head of Health Services Department, and Yunus Mohammed, Community Outreach Project Officer In Kibera, it’s a no-brainer that lacking access to adequate healthcare can be life-threatening—and for young mothers, women of childbearing age, and children younger than …

Scoring for Sanitation: CFK Soccer Teams Participate in WASH United’s Challenge Cup 

By: Kennedy Juma, Sports Association Program Officer Want to know a secret about working with youth? They are some of the best advocates for positive change in a community like Kibera. But to get them engaged, you first have to …

Building a Healthy Foundation for Children February 2, 2015

By: Madison Hayes, CFK Intern, American University — Nutrition can make a huge difference in a child’s health. In Kibera, where preventable diseases like severe diarrhea are common, having a strong developmental foundation through nutrition is an essential aspect of …

Staff Spotlight: Leann Bankoski, Executive Director November 11, 2014

By: Sophia Wilhelm, Communications Intern, and Nick Johnson, Staff Associate — When Leann Bankoski first learned of Carolina for Kibera, the organization was not hiring. In fact, everything was done by volunteers and members of the Board of Directors who …

Responding to the Community’s Needs, No Matter What November 10, 2014

Carolina for Kibera has always been an organization by Kiberans for Kiberans. When the community expresses a need, CFK responds to that need. When a community member seeks support, our staff connects them with resources. We have a wide range …

“Let’s Move Forward” :: Francis’s History of Community Organizing 

Francis Odera seems to be everywhere, involved in everything.  As a resident of Kibera since 1994, he has seen the community grow and change, and as a volunteer with many programs, he has seen how different initiatives can make a …

Staff Spotlight: Nick Johnson, Staff Associate October 8, 2014

Before Nick got an internship with Carolina for Kibera during his senior year at UNC in 2013, he knew relatively little about Kibera, Kenya, or even the continent of Africa. As a Global Studies major, Nick’s academic and travel experiences …