Posts By: Carolina For Kibera

Laurine’s Graduation February 11, 2016

By: Nick Johnson, Communications and Administrative Manager — Last June, we announced that Laurine Oloo Otawa, one of the first recipients of CFK’s Alan Cross Memorial Scholarship, would be graduating in December 2015. CFK is now proud to announce that …

Corporate Meets Development: Julian Rowa’s First 6 Weeks at CFK 

By: Julian Rowa, CFK Executive Director It’s been 6 weeks since I joined Carolina for Kibera as Executive Director. So far, I am thrilled by the work being done in the community and am eager to bring some of my …

CFK Welcomes New Executive Director, Julian Rowa January 14, 2016

Friends and Colleagues: It’s hard for us to believe that 15 years have passed since we started Carolina For Kibera with our beloved partner, the late Tabitha Atieno Festo. The best parts of our journeys together have brought us deeper …

Susan Mueni Is a Queen’s Young Leader! December 15, 2015

Susan Mueni is not one to back down from a challenge. When she heard from friends about the Queen’s Young Leaders Programme, a one-year program that recognizes exceptional young leaders from countries of the British Commonwealth, she decided to apply …

An Interview with Shamira Lukomwa, Former CFK Intern December 3, 2015

CFK strives to make connections with students, both in North Carolina and in Nairobi. Luckily for us, Shamira Lukomwa, UNC graduate and former CFK volunteer, got to know CFK both at UNC and abroad. As an undergraduate at UNC, she …

Against All Odds: How Mercy Overcame Extreme Hardship to Attend University November 16, 2015

By: Elizabeth Muthoni, CFK-Kenya Intern – Mercy Odhiambo, a recent CFK scholarship recipient, recalls the exact moment she knew she wanted to work as a healthcare professional. While at church one Sunday, a woman came into church in need of …

A Girl’s First Camera: A New Partnership with ARTKIDS Foundation October 13, 2015

By: Nick Johnson, Communications Coordinator — “What happens when you give children the opportunity to speak for themselves?” This question appears on the website for ARTKIDS Foundation, an organization that provides interested adolescents in Kibera with cameras and photography classes. …

A Special Message for International Peace Day September 21, 2015

By: Nicholas Kennedy Juma, Sports Association Assistant Program Officer — There is a wide range of literature on the role of young people in conflict situations, especially when it comes to perpetuating violence. Most of the papers tend to focus …