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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 …

The Will to Learn 

When Humphrey Luora is faced with difficult decisions, he reflects on a mantra his father often repeated as he was growing up. “My father always said, ‘No education, no life.’” That phrase has informed Humphrey’s life in a huge way, …

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 …

One Woman Saves Many Women: Spreading the Word About Cervical Cancer Screening in Kibera September 30, 2014

By: Mark Muasa, Head of CFK Health Services Department — Cancer doesn’t discriminate, and Joyce knows it. Ever since she discovered in February that she was at risk for developing cervical cancer because of a precancerous lesion on her cervix, …