Category: Community Reflections

Staff Reflection: Putting Community at the Forefront of Scholarship September 7, 2016

By: Jeffrey Okoro, Education Program Officer — This is the entrance to Olympic Primary School. It is arguably the most noteworthy school in Kibera, not only for its towering structure but also for the numerous academic accolades it has won …

Watch Susan Mueni’s TV Interview on Her Upcoming Trip to London! May 31, 2016

Last December, we announced that Susan Mueni received an incredible opportunity to participate in the Queen’s Young Leaders Programme, a comprehensive leadership development program that will culminate in a 1-week visit to the UK this summer. And this visit isn’t …

Corporate Meets Development: Julian Rowa’s First 6 Weeks at CFK February 11, 2016

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 …

A Special Message for International Peace Day September 21, 2015

By: Nicholas Kennedy Juma, Sports Association Assistant Program Officer — There is a wide range of literature on the role of young people in conflict situations, especially when it comes to perpetuating violence. Most of the papers tend to focus …

Christine Akinyi, CFK-Nairobits Center Graduate, Speaks on Confidence July 27, 2015

Programs at the new CFK-Nairobits Girls’ Center have gotten off to a fantastic start: the first cohort of students graduated in June! Girls took advantage of the classes offered there to learn about computer basics, graphic design, and basic coding, …

Life-Changing Impact: CFK Supporter, Matt Grespin, Reflects on His Visit to Kibera April 14, 2015

Spring is a time as good as any to reflect on the unpredictable twists and turns that have shaped us and how we see the world. It occurs to me that there are a few formative experiences in all of …

Scoring for Sanitation, Part 2: Stella and Paul Reflect on Soccer and Hygiene April 8, 2015

Remember our blog post from last month about WASH United’s Challenge Cup soccer tournament? To refresh your memory, teams from Carolina for Kibera’s Sports Association traveled across Nairobi to play in a friendly tournament with other organizations. In the end, …

The Rain in Kibera April 2, 2015

By: Leann Bankoski, CFK Executive Director This week marked my second month of a three-month stay in Kenya.  It feels as if I learn something new about the challenges and potential of the Kibera community every day. Sometimes the lessons …