Category: News

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 …

CFK’s Mercy Owuor speaks at UN Headquarters in New York March 13, 2018

Mercy Owuor, the Head of Research, Policy and Development at CFK, was invited to serve as a panelist and speaker at the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women event session at UN Headquarters in New York, NY. This was a …

A Fellow’s Reflections on Kibera February 23, 2018

Last fall, 2017 James and Florence Peacock Fellow Jeff Walker, spent eight weeks with our nutrition and community wellness team on the ground in Kibera. As a graduate student at the UNC Gillings School of Public Health, Jeff was very …

CFK Board Member Selected for 2018 New Voices Fellowship 

The following excerpt was originally posted January, 23, 2018 on The Aspen Institute’s website. Board Member, Dr. Stellah Bosire, has been selected for the New Voices Fellowship, Aspen Institutes’s groundbreaking program designed to ensure experts from the developing world have a …

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 …

This Season of Giving, Double Your Impact in Kibera December 18, 2017

Join our $100 Challenge. Donate Today! We are excited to share that your year-end donation can have DOUBLE the impact this year thanks to a generous donor who will match all $100 donations dollar for dollar. That means your $100 gift = …

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 …