Category: Sports Association

We Rise or We Fall Together March 20, 2015

By: Leann Bankoski, CFK Executive Director — In late January, I landed in Nairobi for a three-month stay.  Typically, when I visit Kenya, it’s only for 1-2 weeks, so the idea of being here for a full 3 months is …

Scoring for Sanitation: CFK Soccer Teams Participate in WASH United’s Challenge Cup March 12, 2015

By: Kennedy Juma, Sports Association Program Officer Want to know a secret about working with youth? They are some of the best advocates for positive change in a community like Kibera. But to get them engaged, you first have to …

The CFK Sprinters Made National News — Twice! January 22, 2015

It’s not every day you make Kenya National News! To close out 2014, the CFK Sprinters were featured not once but twice in short news clips on some of Kenya’s most popular TV broadcast networks. (You can find both below, …

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 …

Why Girls Play Soccer May 30, 2014

For girls in Kibera, choosing to play soccer is not an easy decision.  Whereas it is normal for boys to be athletic and active, girls find it difficult to convince their families that sports are just as important for them.  …

Jump Rope Is Now an Official Sport in Kenya! April 28, 2014

After several months of work and waiting, the Jump Rope Association of Kenya has been registered with the Kenyan government!  This brings CFK’s Sports Association one step closer to achieving many of their long-term goals, including creating a national network …

Congratulations to the CFK Sprinters! January 30, 2014

This past December, Carolina for Kibera served proudly as the co-host of partner organization One World One Rope’s 4th Annual East Africa Jump Rope Competition & Camp.  (You may remember in July of last year that some of the members of …

CFK Day on World AIDS Day: A Community Event Full of Reflection 

Scheduling Carolina for Kibera’s final community-wide celebration of the year on World AIDS Day may seem like an odd choice.  How could anyone feel celebratory on such a significant, serious day? Every year on multiple occasions, “CFK Day” brings together …