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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 …

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 …

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 …

The Power of a Camera: Cheryl’s Photo Essay April 13, 2016

“What happens when girls are empowered to speak for themselves?” This was the central question underlying CFK’s recent collaboration with ARTKIDS Foundation to teach photography classes to girls in our Daughters United program. (You can find more information on our …

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 …

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. …

A Special Message for International Peace Day September 21, 2015

By: Nicholas Kennedy Juma, Sports Association Assistant Program Officer — There is a wide range of literature on the role of young people in conflict situations, especially when it comes to perpetuating violence. Most of the papers tend to focus …

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 …