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#CleanHandsSaveLives November 21, 2016

Sometimes it’s the simple fixes – like washing your hands – that help keep you and your neighbors healthy. This is true in the United States, and it is just as true in Kibera. As CFK Community Health Project Officer, …

A Strong Voice for Kiberans November 10, 2016

Jeff Mogire got his start in radio by happenstance. Through his participation in CFK’s Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) program, Jeff was offered a slot during the program’s show at nearby radio station, Pamoja FM. It was his first time …

Staff Reflection: Putting Community at the Forefront of Scholarship September 7, 2016

By: Jeffrey Okoro, Education Program Officer — This is the entrance to Olympic Primary School. It is arguably the most noteworthy school in Kibera, not only for its towering structure but also for the numerous academic accolades it has won …

An Occupational Therapy Student’s Encounter with Kibera August 17, 2015

[Editor’s Note: As you will read, CFK welcomed 4 Occupational Therapy students and their professor to Kibera in June to conduct a needs and environment survey for people living with disabilities in Kibera. The project was a huge success and …

“Words Alone Cannot Express My Gratitude”: Laurine Otawa Has Completed Her Diploma Course! June 19, 2015

Earlier this year, we mentioned that Laurine Oloo Otawa, recipient of CFK’s Alan Cross Memorial Scholarship, had plans to graduate in December. Those plans, as Laurine told us recently, are officially set in stone! Laurine wrote to us earlier this …

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 …

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 …

After Graduation, Baraza Goes After His Dream May 4, 2015

By: Scott Weathers, CFK Intern, American University — CFK Education Program Officer, Jeffrey Okoro, and I approach the imposing structure of Equity Bank, which juts into the Kibera sky between the tin roofs of vegetable stands and metal shops. It’s …