Category: Education

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 …

Lessons Learned: Digital Skills Improve Confidence for Girls October 3, 2017

By Carolyn Lamere In my first couple of weeks as the summer 2017 Peacock Fellow, I spent some time getting to know some of Carolina for Kibera’s existing programs, before beginning to strengthen ties and reinvigorate partnerships with other organizations …

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 …

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 …

Hop, Step, and Jump: How a Kids’ Game Is Reflected in Scholarships May 12, 2016

By: Joshua Omweno, CFK Intern — Hiking through a maze of tin and mud-thatched structures in Kibera—and that’s what it is: hiking—makes walking for a mile seem much longer. I hastily race behind Peter Shikanga, carefully balancing on the steep …

Empowering Girls Through Web Design April 19, 2016

“To have a better life, you need to have correct information.” In our 2015 Annual Report, we interviewed Cynthia and Bernice, 2 students studying web and graphic design at the CFK-Nairobits Girls Center, about how learning computer skills can empower …

Mercy, Scholarship Recipient, Forges Forward March 4, 2016

By: Nick Johnson, Communications and Administrative Manager — Last year, we introduced you to Mercy Atieno Omondi, a scholarship recipient who is now in her first year at Kenya Medical Training College. There, she is building upon the rudimentary medical …

Against All Odds: How Mercy Overcame Extreme Hardship to Attend University November 16, 2015

By: Elizabeth Muthoni, CFK-Kenya Intern — Mercy Atieno, a recent CFK scholarship recipient, recalls the exact moment she knew she wanted to work as a healthcare professional. While at church one Sunday, a woman came into church in need of …