Category: Community Reflections

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 …

“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 …

“Let’s Move Forward” :: Francis’s History of Community Organizing November 10, 2014

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 …

CFK Day on World AIDS Day: A Community Event Full of Reflection January 30, 2014

Scheduling Carolina for Kibera’s final community-wide celebration of the year on World AIDS Day may seem like an odd choice.  How could anyone feel celebratory on such a significant, serious day? Every year on multiple occasions, “CFK Day” brings together …

A Look at CFK’s Annual Soccer Tournament September 4, 2013

By: Josh Gaskill and John Wirges, CFK Volunteers from Hampden-Sydney College — For the first Saturday of our internship this past summer with Carolina for Kibera, we were asked to go down to the Sports Association’s annual Girls’ Soccer Tournament …

Crossing Gender Lines for Children’s Health July 9, 2013

Photos and Story by: Caitlin Kleiboer, 2013 CFK Peacock Fellow — A few weeks ago, several community health workers and I gathered in a room on the top floor of Carolina for Kibera’s Tabitha Medical Clinic.  Men and women came …

Promoting Peace during Kenya’s Elections February 27, 2013

  By: Suzanne Thomson, Organizational Consultant, CFK Kenya On March 4th, Kenya will have its general elections.  This is the first general election since the now infamous 2007 election that erupted into violence.  It’s also the first one under the new …