Category: Education

Panel Event – Empowering Africa: Women in Leadership March 26, 2018

Thursday, April 5th 6:00 – 7:00 pm Pleasants Family Room Wilson Library @ UNC Click here for event flyer. Across Africa, women and girls are more likely to face some of the world’s most urgent challenges which can often prevent them from fulfilling their potential. Within informal settlements like Kibera …

Pushing the Digital Envelope for Girls February 22, 2018

By Brooke Bauman, Communications Intern We live in a digital world that is constantly evolving. While technologically savvy professionals have laid the foundation for our digital world, young people are expected to push the envelope even further by creating the …

CFK Co-founder to Deliver Keynote Address at UNC Spring Commencement February 15, 2018

(Chapel Hill, N.C.— Feb. 15, 2018) –  Rye Barcott, social entrepreneur and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will deliver the University’s spring Commencement address on May 13 in Kenan Stadium. Before graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2001 …

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 …