Carolina for Kibera, Inc.

Run by Kenyans and advised by American and Kenyan volunteers, CFK's mission is to promote youth leadership and ethnic cooperation in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya through sports, young women's empowerment, and community development. Additionally, CFK works to improve basic healthcare, sanitation, and education in Kibera.
Jan 24, 2013

Jump Rope Performance at Primary School Graduation

The jump rope team is comprised of young boys and girls, ages 10-15 years. The members are both Kiberan residents as well as youth coming from various villages and primary schools in the area. The team trains on a weekly basis after school hours from 4pm to 6pm at the Kibera Primary School as well as on weekends. There are a total of 80 members who are in jump rope training sessions and they are accompanied by five active trainers.

The jump rope team is very busy, with activities ranging from weekly trainings, to outreaches, performances at weddings, birthdays, graduations, and launches at cooperates and company invites.

One of the main events that the jump rope team encountered recently was performances at informal primary schools. These performances were put on during the graduation season to entertain the children. In addition, the performances have proved a great way to advertise the program and recruit potential members from various villages and schools.

The other area which jump rope is attempting to focus more on is on how the sports program can sustain itself to fulfill its basics needs. We are trying to tailor our typical, routine activities to attract larger and more diverse audiences, as well as promoting ourselves to get booked at more events. The goal is to be able to sustain the costs of scholarships for the youth participants, jump rope gear and materials, and transportation to and from performances.

Nov 14, 2012

Clinic Scales Nutrition Initiative to Meet Need in Kibera

Founded with a mere $26, the Tabitha Medical Clinic has now scaled its nutrition program. Close to 30% of Kiberan children aged 0-5 years remain vulnerable and are at risk for malnutrition. The nutrition program was started with the interest of sustaining and contributing to Kenya’s Millennium Development Goals by helping to reduce the high mortality rate. Through Carolina for Kibera (CFK), the clinic will now engage the community to support close to 100 children under the age of five, who are either moderately or severely malnourished.

There are few clinics that offer nutrition services in Kibera, despite the growing number of deaths and cases of malnutrition. CFK, through the Tabitha Medical Clinic, has begun offering these services as a response to this significant need in the community.

CFK plans to create a nutrition model that could be replicated in all 12 villages of the slum to alleviate this endemic problem. We now welcome you to support us in this nutrition project.

Oct 26, 2012

The Binti Pamoja Celebrate 10 Years!

It was all pomp and celebration as the Binti Pamoja girls celebrated their 10 year anniversary, thanks to your continued support. The Binti Pamoja Center is a reproductive health and women’s rights center for 11 to 18 year-old vulnerable girls in Kibera, that give them an opportunity to express themselves through dance, drama, writing and also  group discussions.

Over the 10 years, the center has helped the girls explore the issues that are prevalent in their daily lives and they had all reason to celebrate the success so far. The day started well as it could be told from the smiles seen on the children faces. These clearly portrayed achievement. All of the children, leaders and the program officers waited patiently outside the Binti Pamoja Centre and at 9:30 am, the leaders led the procession of the guests and the children towards the destination, which was the famed ‘Toi market’, a local open air market. Their music gave everyone energy to walk as they could be seen dancing to the tunes. A group of young girls led the procession with a banner that read out their mission – celebrating 10 years. We remain grateful to your past support and look forward to your generous support, to see us through the next 10 years!

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