Tag : youth

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Grabbing the Opportunity: Maurine Atieno Opiyo April 30, 2015

By: Stella Sigana, Head of CFK’s Economic and Entrepreneurship Department Maurine learned early on that when a good opportunity presents itself, you ought to take it. Now one of the first members of CFK’s new Work Readiness Program to find …

Scoring for Sanitation: CFK Soccer Teams Participate in WASH United’s Challenge Cup March 12, 2015

By: Kennedy Juma, Sports Association Program Officer Want to know a secret about working with youth? They are some of the best advocates for positive change in a community like Kibera. But to get them engaged, you first have to …