Category: Staff

Hand-Washing Is Child’s Play September 23, 2014

By: Leann Bankoski, CFK Executive Director — Good health starts with good hygiene. And sometimes, the simplest solutions are the most effective—like washing your hands. For two years, CFK has been working with Ronald McDonald House Charities to improve the …

Welcome Back, Salim! September 15, 2014

We are tremendously thankful to Salim Mohamed, CFK co-founder, for agreeing to serve as CFK-Kenya’s Interim Executive Director! Salim co-founded and led CFK for 8 years during a period well known for the speed and intensity of the organization’s growth.  …

A Day Spent Cleaning Up Kibera June 20, 2014

By: Charlie Sessoms, UNC School of Nursing Volunteer — Daniel Mjee (Economic and Entrepreneurship Department Field Officer) tossed me a football jersey when I arrived Saturday morning, June 7, for the Taka ni Pato community trash clean-up event. And with …

Meet Stella, CFK’s New Head of the Economic & Entrepreneurship Department November 8, 2013

Stella Sigana understands how difficult it is to make it as an entrepreneur.  After graduating from Egerton University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design, Stella tried to launch her design business, but quickly realized, “I knew …

UNC Nursing Student & CFK Intern Lisandro Reflects on What It Means to Volunteer July 9, 2013

By: Kai Schwartz, CFK 2013 Peacock Fellow, and Nick Johnson, CFK Staff Associate — A perk of being affiliated with prestigious universities like the University of North Carolina and Duke University is having access to a pool of students interested …

Hillary and Ben Travel to Malawi! April 2, 2013

Being rewarded for good work in the community always brings feelings of both personal and communal contentment—and the perks are nice too!  Recently, one of our partners, the Segal Family Foundation (SFF), held a photo contest called, “Together We Can: …

Peace Message to Kenya February 26, 2013

Okello “Kennedy” Jumo, one of CFK’s Program Officers, has spent the past several weeks spreading peace messages throughout Kenya in advance of the March 4th presidential Elections. Here is a video message Kennedy recorded outside the CFK offices in Kibera.

Reflection on my visit to the U.S. July 16, 2012

by CFK Staff Member, Ben Haggai Before I boarded a plane to take me from Nairobi to the U.S.A, the furthest I had ever travelled was 1600 km during a college trip from Eldoret to Tsavo National Park. The opportunity …