Posts By: Carolina For Kibera

The Power of a Camera: Cheryl’s Photo Essay April 13, 2016

“What happens when girls are empowered to speak for themselves?” This was the central question underlying CFK’s recent collaboration with ARTKIDS Foundation to teach photography classes to girls in our Daughters United program. (You can find more information on our …

Mercy, Scholarship Recipient, Forges Forward March 4, 2016

By: Nick Johnson, Communications and Administrative Manager — Last year, we introduced you to Mercy Atieno Omondi, a scholarship recipient who is now in her first year at Kenya Medical Training College. There, she is building upon the rudimentary medical …

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 Atieno, 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 …