Tag : Nairobi

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 …

CFK Welcomes New Executive Director, Julian Rowa January 14, 2016

Friends and Colleagues: It’s hard for us to believe that 15 years have passed since we started Carolina For Kibera with our beloved partner, the late Tabitha Atieno Festo. The best parts of our journeys together have brought us deeper …

An Interview with Shamira Lukomwa, Former CFK Intern December 3, 2015

CFK strives to make connections with students, both in North Carolina and in Nairobi. Luckily for us, Shamira Lukomwa, UNC graduate and former CFK volunteer, got to know CFK both at UNC and abroad. As an undergraduate at UNC, she …

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 …

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 …