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.
Jun 26, 2012

Girls Just Want To Have Fun

The girls kick-off the Fun Day with a parade.
The girls kick-off the Fun Day with a parade.

This month, the Binti Pamoja (Daughters United) fun day was celebrated by all the girls within the Binti Pamoja program which included Core group, Mapping safe spaces, alumni leaders and school program.  A total of 1,200 girls came for the event.

The Day was done in collaboration with the savings group which enables girls to save and be economically empowered; some of the activities in savings includes earning money, budgeting, savings and bank visit.

The objectives of fun day were to encourage the girls to mingle and learn from each, to nurture different talents that the girls have and to inform, educate and entertain the girls and the community members who attended the event. The activities which took place were dancing, acting, discussions on the importance of savings, a fashion show and eating competition.

A sample of girls from all programs within Binti Pamoja did participate in the fashion show and one girl from the Mashimoni  village emerged the winner. She is now “Miss Binti.”

The girls were full of excitement to see that they have different talents which they can nurture as they grow.  Awards were given to the winners as a form of motivating the girls to continue with their different talents.

May 16, 2012

Expanding Services, New Saturday Hours

HIV education community outreach
HIV education community outreach

The Tabitha clinic, founded with just $26 has now expanded their reproductive health, the maternal and child health services, and has now designed a program to foster male involvement in family planning. CFK and the Kibera community are now also delighted to inform you that following your generous support, the Tabitha Clinic that serves 55,000 annually will now open on Saturdays. Previously, the clinic operated on Monday to Fridays only, from 8am to 5 pm. This comes as a grand need of the vulnerable Kibera slum dwellers. Carolina for Kibera remains thankful to our supporters. We welcome you to send in your ideas on how we can increase our impact and outreach as we plan to stretch our services to 24 hours daily.

HIV community sensitization
HIV community sensitization
Mar 26, 2012

VULNERABLE GIRLS NOW ENGAGE IN PUBLIC SPEAKING

The ‘Binti Pamoja’ (Daughters united) in Kibera is a center for vulnerable 11 to 18 year-old girls. The ability of an individual being able to speak effectively, efficiently and with ease has been attributed to good public speaking skills and now the girl center gives the young girls and women a forum to express themselves through their various talents like dancing, drama, writing, life skills trainings and recently, public speaking skills, thanks to Tanya Smith, a volunteer from the American University. Through this skill the girls will be able to express themselves comfortably as they seek to educate the community on issues on reproductive health. Women and girls have been looked upon with great ability to change the world, and if public speaking is impacted in them, then their quest to changing the world can easily be achieved. Apart from educating the girls, the public speaking skills aims at helping these vulnerable girls write speeches on issues that affect the community and how to overcome them. Despite the challenges the girls living in pitiable conditions face each day, they trudge on with a positive attitude to triumph over poverty that has engulfed them. Educating the girl-child is educating the whole community in retrospect and indeed there is no other better way than imparting them with one of the most important tool; Public speaking skills.

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