Tag : community

Staff Reflection: Putting Community at the Forefront of Scholarship September 7, 2016

By: Jeffrey Okoro, Education Program Officer — This is the entrance to Olympic Primary School. It is arguably the most noteworthy school in Kibera, not only for its towering structure but also for the numerous academic accolades it has won …

The Power of a Camera: Lizz’s Photo Essay August 18, 2016

A few months ago, we published Cheryl’s photo essay, “Water in Kibera,” as part of our collaboration with ARTKIDS Foundation to teach photography skills to girls in our Binti Pamoja Girls Program. That essay explored in depth the blessings and …

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 …

The Power of a Camera: Cheryl’s Photo Essay April 13, 2016

“What happens when girls are empowered to speak for themselves?” This was the central question underlying CFK’s recent collaboration with ARTKIDS Foundation to teach photography classes to girls in our Daughters United program. (You can find more information on our …

Laurine’s Graduation February 11, 2016

By: Nick Johnson, Communications and Administrative Manager — Last June, we announced that Laurine Oloo Otawa, one of the first recipients of CFK’s Alan Cross Memorial Scholarship, would be graduating in December 2015. CFK is now proud to announce that …

Corporate Meets Development: Julian Rowa’s First 6 Weeks at CFK 

By: Julian Rowa, CFK Executive Director It’s been 6 weeks since I joined Carolina for Kibera as Executive Director. So far, I am thrilled by the work being done in the community and am eager to bring some of my …

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 …

The Rain in Kibera April 2, 2015

By: Leann Bankoski, CFK Executive Director This week marked my second month of a three-month stay in Kenya.  It feels as if I learn something new about the challenges and potential of the Kibera community every day. Sometimes the lessons …