Category: Education

The Will to Learn January 13, 2015

When Humphrey Luora is faced with difficult decisions, he reflects on a mantra his father often repeated as he was growing up. “My father always said, ‘No education, no life.’” That phrase has informed Humphrey’s life in a huge way, …

Working for Her Children’s Future April 25, 2014

By: Suzanne Thomson, CFK Organizational Consultant — At a recent meeting for the parents of CFK scholarship recipients, Mildred sat in the front row, attentively listening to the discussion taking place and turning in her chair when parents behind her …

Sarah’s Journey to Affordable Education March 6, 2014

By: Suzanne Thomson, CFK Organizational Consultant — Another school year in Kenya has started, and students moving from elementary to high school just began the first term at their new schools. Going to a new school is always difficult—meeting new friends, …

Education in Action: Effie’s Story December 3, 2013

In Kenya, going to school can be confusing and frustrating—or at least, paying for it can be.  Students and their families often worry about finding money for school fees that can increase dramatically from one year to the next.  Uncertain …

UNC Nursing Student & CFK Intern Lisandro Reflects on What It Means to Volunteer July 9, 2013

By: Kai Schwartz, CFK 2013 Peacock Fellow, and Nick Johnson, CFK Staff Associate — A perk of being affiliated with prestigious universities like the University of North Carolina and Duke University is having access to a pool of students interested …

John’s Admission to College June 27, 2013

Text by: Nick Johnson, CFK Staff Associate Photos by: Caitlin Kleiboer, CFK 2013 Peacock Fellow — It’s been almost a year since we first introduced the recipients of CFK’s new Alan Cross Memorial Scholarship.  Named in honor of our late …

Laurine’s First Semester February 26, 2013

By: Nick Johnson, CFK Communications Intern —  Several months—or for a student, an entire semester—have passed since we announced the first recipients of our new Alan Cross Memorial Scholarship.  Dedicated to our late friend and board member Dr. Alan Cross, …