Tag : opportunity

Lessons Learned: Digital Skills Improve Confidence for Girls October 3, 2017

By Carolyn Lamere In my first couple of weeks as the summer 2017 Peacock Fellow, I spent some time getting to know some of Carolina for Kibera’s existing programs, before beginning to strengthen ties and reinvigorate partnerships with other organizations …

It Takes a Village October 2, 2017

Mothers in Kibera face many obstacles in breastfeeding. Cultural stigmatization, a lack of information regarding health benefits, and the absence of equipment and facilities all impede this vital aspect of nutritional development, and by extension, family and community well-being. Our …

Hillary Omala: New Kenya-based Executive Director September 18, 2017

We are excited to announce longtime community leader and nonprofit champion, Hillary Omala, will serve as the new executive director for our Kenya office. He previously served as executive director for CFK from 2011-2014. “We are thrilled that Hillary Omala …

Playing for Peace August 11, 2017

“Sport has a unique and irreplaceable capacity to unite people, going far beyond ethnic, religious or social differences. I am convinced that sport can be at the long-term service of peace.”  – H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco. Kibera was …

Sole Support Two Feet at a Time August 10, 2017

Thousands of children in Kibera now have a brand new pair of shoes on their feet, some for the first time, thanks to an on-going partnership with TOMS Shoes. Designed to complement our health, educational, and economic development programs, TOMS …

A Leader’s Path: UNC Chancellor Carol Folt visits Kibera August 9, 2017

This past June, we had the great pleasure of hosting UNC Chancellor Carol Folt while she explored global opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa. Traveling to both Zambia and Malawi, Chancellor Folt made her last stop on the continent in Nairobi, Kenya, …

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 …

Mercy, Scholarship Recipient, Forges Forward March 4, 2016

By: Nick Johnson, Communications and Administrative Manager — Last year, we introduced you to Mercy Atieno Omondi, a scholarship recipient who is now in her first year at Kenya Medical Training College. There, she is building upon the rudimentary medical …