Category: Education

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 …

Making Learning Fun During Summer Vacation September 10, 2015

By: Jeffrey Okoro, Education Program Officer — August marked the second official school vacation period in the Kenyan education calendar. For 4 weeks, students were happy to have a break after the last 3 months of strenuous classes. This presents …

An Occupational Therapy Student’s Encounter with Kibera August 17, 2015

[Editor’s Note: As you will read, CFK welcomed 4 Occupational Therapy students and their professor to Kibera in June to conduct a needs and environment survey for people living with disabilities in Kibera. The project was a huge success and …

“I Can Be Anything I Want in the Future”: Joshua Ong’eta’s Journey through School—and Beyond July 7, 2015

By: Scott Weathers, CFK Intern, American University — Many aspects of life in Kibera—both the awful and hopeful—are often said to be tied to good or bad luck. As described by Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health, people in …