Category: Daughters United

How Bernice Links Design & Social Change October 3, 2016

Bernice knows that to make change, you must approach a problem from all angles. The problem she has always been compelled to solve is how to advocate for the rights of adolescent girls. When we interviewed Bernice—Bancy for short—in our …

The Power of a Camera: Lizz’s Photo Essay August 18, 2016

A few months ago, we published Cheryl’s photo essay, “Water in Kibera,” as part of our collaboration with ARTKIDS Foundation to teach photography skills to girls in our Binti Pamoja Girls Program. That essay explored in depth the blessings and …

The Power of a Camera: Cheryl’s Photo Essay April 13, 2016

“What happens when girls are empowered to speak for themselves?” This was the central question underlying CFK’s recent collaboration with ARTKIDS Foundation to teach photography classes to girls in our Daughters United program. (You can find more information on our …

Susan Mueni Is a Queen’s Young Leader! December 15, 2015

Susan Mueni is not one to back down from a challenge. When she heard from friends about the Queen’s Young Leaders Programme, a one-year program that recognizes exceptional young leaders from countries of the British Commonwealth, she decided to apply …

A Girl’s First Camera: A New Partnership with ARTKIDS Foundation October 13, 2015

By: Nick Johnson, Communications Coordinator — “What happens when you give children the opportunity to speak for themselves?” This question appears on the website for ARTKIDS Foundation, an organization that provides interested adolescents in Kibera with cameras and photography classes. …

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, …

We Rise or We Fall Together March 20, 2015

By: Leann Bankoski, CFK Executive Director — In late January, I landed in Nairobi for a three-month stay.  Typically, when I visit Kenya, it’s only for 1-2 weeks, so the idea of being here for a full 3 months is …

Meet Kathleen McGinn, New CFK Board Member September 15, 2014

By: Sophia Wilhelm, Communications Intern — Dr. Kathleen McGinn, a professor at Harvard University’s prestigious business school, first met Rye Barcott while he was a graduate student pursuing his MBA.  Their conversations led her to learn much more about Carolina …