Tag : school

Because Strong Girls Make Strong Communities October 11, 2017

Today, October 11, is recognized by the UN as International Day of the Girl Child in honor of women who are affected daily by inequalities. On this day, we are called to not only draw attention to the issues that …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Bright, Ambitious, and Headed to High School March 12, 2015

By: Scott Weathers, CFK Volunteer Last month, 25 Kibera students were awarded high school scholarships after an intense application process. With 110 students applying this year, CFK’s scholarship process was almost as competitive as undergraduate admissions at UNC-Chapel Hill, where …