Category: Taka ni Pato

How Bernice Links Design & Social Change October 3, 2016

Bernice knows that to make change, you must approach a problem from all angles. The problem she has always been compelled to solve is how to advocate for the rights of adolescent girls. When we interviewed Bernice—Bancy for short—in our …

Empowering Girls Through Web Design April 19, 2016

“To have a better life, you need to have correct information.” In our 2015 Annual Report, we interviewed Cynthia and Bernice, 2 students studying web and graphic design at the CFK-Nairobits Girls Center, about how learning computer skills can empower …

Christine Akinyi, CFK-Nairobits Center Graduate, Speaks on Confidence July 27, 2015

Programs at the new CFK-Nairobits Girls’ Center have gotten off to a fantastic start: the first cohort of students graduated in June! Girls took advantage of the classes offered there to learn about computer basics, graphic design, and basic coding, …

We’ve Opened a Computer Lab for Girls in Kibera! June 12, 2015

Being a girl in Kibera is tough. The hardships of poverty manifest in difficult ways for girls, leading to issues like early marriage and the pressure to start a family, lack of access to education, and gender-based violence. It’s been …

Grabbing the Opportunity: Maurine Atieno Opiyo April 30, 2015

By: Stella Sigana, Head of CFK’s Economic and Entrepreneurship Department Maurine learned early on that when a good opportunity presents itself, you ought to take it. Now one of the first members of CFK’s new Work Readiness Program to find …

Beyond Small Businesses: Announcing the Work Readiness Program! September 8, 2014

It’s been close to 9 years since Carolina for Kibera launched Trash Is Cash (Taka ni Pato), a program designed to provide mentorship for entrepreneurs who see garbage as an economic resource for their businesses. Starting with trash collection services …

A Day in the Life of a CFK Student Volunteer July 24, 2014

By: Brandon Wong, CFK 2014 Peacock Fellow — Every year, Carolina for Kibera sends students to Kibera to design and implement short-term projects alongside staff members.  Prospective volunteers go through a rigorous application process for the James and Florence Peacock …

A Day Spent Cleaning Up Kibera June 20, 2014

By: Charlie Sessoms, UNC School of Nursing Volunteer — Daniel Mjee (Economic and Entrepreneurship Department Field Officer) tossed me a football jersey when I arrived Saturday morning, June 7, for the Taka ni Pato community trash clean-up event. And with …