Tag : girls

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 …

An Interview with Hillary Omala, Former CFK Executive Director and Current Board Member August 10, 2016

Hillary Omala favors pursuits that keep him on his toes. Even when things are going well, the former CFK executive director—now a member of the board in Kenya—appreciates new challenges to work through and new perspectives to learn from. “Sometimes …

Hop, Step, and Jump: How a Kids’ Game Is Reflected in Scholarships May 12, 2016

By: Joshua Omweno, CFK Intern — Hiking through a maze of tin and mud-thatched structures in Kibera—and that’s what it is: hiking—makes walking for a mile seem much longer. I hastily race behind Peter Shikanga, carefully balancing on the steep …

Thank You, G.E.! April 19, 2016

At Carolina for Kibera, we love receiving visitors. Showing people our work in the Kibera community firsthand is one of the most rewarding experiences for many reasons. It changes hearts and minds, it puts a face to the place, and …

A Girl’s First Camera: A New Partnership with ARTKIDS Foundation October 13, 2015

By: Nick Johnson, Communications Coordinator — “What happens when you give children the opportunity to speak for themselves?” This question appears on the website for ARTKIDS Foundation, an organization that provides interested adolescents in Kibera with cameras and photography classes. …

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 …