Tag : education

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 …

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 …

Against All Odds: How Mercy Overcame Extreme Hardship to Attend University November 16, 2015

By: Elizabeth Muthoni, CFK-Kenya Intern — Mercy Atieno, a recent CFK scholarship recipient, recalls the exact moment she knew she wanted to work as a healthcare professional. While at church one Sunday, a woman came into church in need of …

Making Learning Fun During Summer Vacation September 10, 2015

By: Jeffrey Okoro, Education Program Officer — August marked the second official school vacation period in the Kenyan education calendar. For 4 weeks, students were happy to have a break after the last 3 months of strenuous classes. This presents …

“I Can Be Anything I Want in the Future”: Joshua Ong’eta’s Journey through School—and Beyond July 7, 2015

By: Scott Weathers, CFK Intern, American University — Many aspects of life in Kibera—both the awful and hopeful—are often said to be tied to good or bad luck. As described by Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health, people in …

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 …

An Athlete’s Focus: Seline’s Journey from Jump Roper to Straight-A Student June 4, 2015

By: Jeffrey Okoro, Education Program Officer — When first meeting Seline Anyango, CFK scholarship recipient, it is obvious that she is very diligent and serious about her studies. But there is certainly more to Seline, including a sharp wit, an …

After Graduation, Baraza Goes After His Dream May 4, 2015

By: Scott Weathers, CFK Intern, American University — CFK Education Program Officer, Jeffrey Okoro, and I approach the imposing structure of Equity Bank, which juts into the Kibera sky between the tin roofs of vegetable stands and metal shops. It’s …