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Lunch and Learn at CFK’s Nutrition Center July 7, 2015

By: Courtney Schnefke, 2015 Peacock Fellow — Carolina for Kibera’s Lishe Bora Mtaani (“Good Nutrition for the Community”) Nutrition Center for malnourished children under 5 years old just passed its second birthday, and it’s making such an impact in the …

“I Can Be Anything I Want in the Future”: Joshua Ong’eta’s Journey through School—and Beyond 

By: Scott Weathers, CFK Intern, American University — Many aspects of life in Kibera—both the awful and hopeful—are often said to be tied to good or bad luck. As described by Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health, people in …

“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 …

An Athlete’s Focus: Seline’s Journey from Jump Roper to Straight-A Student June 4, 2015

By: Jeffrey Okoro, Education Program Officer – When first meeting Seline Anyango, CFK scholarship recipient, it is obvious that she is very diligent and serious about her studies. But there is certainly more to Seline, including a sharp wit, an …

Emergency in Kibera: Help Us Stop the Cholera Outbreak! May 15, 2015

Friends, we need your help! Currently, there is a severe outbreak of cholera in Kibera, with more and more cases surfacing throughout the community. There have been dozens of confirmed cases, with 5 resulting in death—and the number keeps climbing. …

Meet New CFK-Kenya Board Member, Karen Austrian May 13, 2015

By: Nick Johnson, Communications and Fellowship Program Coordinator – Karen Austrian is no stranger to Carolina for Kibera. As the co-founder of its Daughters United program (Binti Pamoja), she has been involved with CFK since its inception. Now, after several …