Posts By: Carolina For Kibera

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 …

Laurine’s First Semester February 26, 2013

By: Nick Johnson, CFK Communications Intern —  Several months—or for a student, an entire semester—have passed since we announced the first recipients of our new Alan Cross Memorial Scholarship.  Dedicated to our late friend and board member Dr. Alan Cross, …

With Gratitude, From Rebecca February 18, 2013

By: Nick Johnson, CFK Communications Intern — Everyone deserves an education.  While this statement seems simple enough, the reality of providing access to affordable education across the globe is significantly more complicated. In Kibera, an overcrowded community where extreme poverty …

Soccer Finals February 1, 2013

by Leah Berolzheimer I watched the documentary, “Without a Fight” this past year when it came out. Although I knew at the time that I would soon be in Kibera, I never imagined what it would be like to witness …

Supported Vision and Dream in Kibera January 17, 2013

by Erick Owenga Moses Ojwang’ and Erick Owuor were a part of a very colorful graduation ceremony held at Moi Kasarani International Sport Centre. The two are among the 307 students who were awarded scholarships by Carolina for Kibera. The Education …