Category: Outreach

One Woman Saves Many Women: Spreading the Word About Cervical Cancer Screening in Kibera September 30, 2014

By: Mark Muasa, Head of CFK Health Services Department — Cancer doesn’t discriminate, and Joyce knows it. Ever since she discovered in February that she was at risk for developing cervical cancer because of a precancerous lesion on her cervix, …

Hand-Washing Is Child’s Play September 23, 2014

By: Leann Bankoski, CFK Executive Director — Good health starts with good hygiene. And sometimes, the simplest solutions are the most effective—like washing your hands. For two years, CFK has been working with Ronald McDonald House Charities to improve the …

Susan Mueni Is Going to Brazil for the World Cup! June 12, 2014

After weeks of filling out forms, scheduling appointments, and waiting, it’s official—Susan Mueni has her visa to travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during the World Cup!  She will join hundreds of other young athletes from around the world to …

Thinking Big: Richard’s Story March 31, 2014

It’s hard to believe that Richard, a CFK alumnus, could be any busier.  In addition to holding a job as a consultant and event planner, Richard is in his last year as a full-time university student studying economics and development, …

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 …

Crossing Gender Lines for Children’s Health July 9, 2013

Photos and Story by: Caitlin Kleiboer, 2013 CFK Peacock Fellow — A few weeks ago, several community health workers and I gathered in a room on the top floor of Carolina for Kibera’s Tabitha Medical Clinic.  Men and women came …

Hillary and Ben Travel to Malawi! April 2, 2013

Being rewarded for good work in the community always brings feelings of both personal and communal contentment—and the perks are nice too!  Recently, one of our partners, the Segal Family Foundation (SFF), held a photo contest called, “Together We Can: …

Promoting Peace during Kenya’s Elections February 27, 2013

  By: Suzanne Thomson, Organizational Consultant, CFK Kenya On March 4th, Kenya will have its general elections.  This is the first general election since the now infamous 2007 election that erupted into violence.  It’s also the first one under the new …