Posts By: Nick Johnson

“Words Alone Cannot Express My Gratitude”: Laurine Otawa Has Completed Her Diploma Course! June 19, 2015

Earlier this year, we mentioned that Laurine Oloo Otawa, recipient of CFK’s Alan Cross Memorial Scholarship, had plans to graduate in December. Those plans, as Laurine told us recently, are officially set in stone! Laurine wrote to us earlier this …

We’ve Opened a Computer Lab for Girls in Kibera! June 12, 2015

Being a girl in Kibera is tough. The hardships of poverty manifest in difficult ways for girls, leading to issues like early marriage and the pressure to start a family, lack of access to education, and gender-based violence. It’s been …

Watch The CFK Sprinters in Action on Kenya Citizen TV! June 11, 2015

Have you ever wanted to see CFK’s jump rope team, the CFK Sprinters, in action? Now you can! Continuing their news streak, the Sprinters were recently the highlight of one of Kenya’s popular morning shows on Kenya Citizen TV. The …

Building Better Futures from the Ground Up February 27, 2015

Starting from scratch is never easy, especially when opening a business or any other income-generating enterprise. Rebeccah and Josephine, both small business owners in Kibera, learned this quickly after setting up shop in Kibera. Rebeccah – Mama Chapo Rebeccah grew …

Strengthening Health through Community Participation: Curamericas Global Visits Kibera February 5, 2015

[Note: a version of this article originally appeared in the Fall 2014 edition of Grassroots, Curamericas Global’s print newsletter. You can find a link to that newsletter here.] For the past two years, Carolina for Kibera has partnered with Curamericas …

A Renewed Partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities January 27, 2015

For the past 2 years, Carolina for Kibera has partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) on a large-scale project to bring clean water straight to Kiberan families. The campaign, conducted by Community Health Workers (CHWs), reached thousands of people …

The CFK Sprinters Made National News — Twice! January 22, 2015

It’s not every day you make Kenya National News! To close out 2014, the CFK Sprinters were featured not once but twice in short news clips on some of Kenya’s most popular TV broadcast networks. (You can find both below, …

“Passion Is My Driving Force”: An Update on Laurine and John, Scholarship Recipients January 13, 2015

It’s been awhile since we last heard from the first recipients of Carolina for Kibera’s Alan Cross Memorial Scholarship, Laurine Oloo Otawa and Antony John Mwaura. The new year encouraged CFK staff to reach out to Laurine and John to …