Category: Daughters United

Because Strong Girls Make Strong Communities October 11, 2017

Today, October 11, is recognized by the UN as International Day of the Girl Child in honor of women who are affected daily by inequalities. On this day, we are called to not only draw attention to the issues that …

New Binti Pamoja Center triples space for Girls October 4, 2017

Across the world, and especially in Kibera, adolescent girls are marginalized and more vulnerable than boys. In addition to struggling with extreme poverty on a daily basis, girls often face hardships like early marriage, sexual violence, and female genital mutilation …

Sole Support Two Feet at a Time August 10, 2017

Thousands of children in Kibera now have a brand new pair of shoes on their feet, some for the first time, thanks to an on-going partnership with TOMS Shoes. Designed to complement our health, educational, and economic development programs, TOMS …

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. …