Empower Kibera Youth Through Jump Rope

 
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  • Empower Kibera Youth Through Jump Rope posted a progress report
    The Year's First In-House Competition
    By - Kennedy Juma - Sports Association Program Officer
    Did you know that the CFK Sprinters also hold competitions amongst themselves from time to time? Held a couple of times a year, these in-house tournaments give jumpers a chance to engage in friendly competition with their peers. Most importantly, the in-house competitions test, monitor, and grade the jumpers, and help...
    • 1 month ago
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  • Empower Kibera Youth Through Jump Rope posted a progress report
    The CFK Sprinters Make National News (Part 2)
    By - Nick Johnson - Staff Associate
    Remember our update last month when we mentioned that Carolina for Kibera's jump rope team, The CFK Sprinters, made national news not once, but twice? We wanted to share part 2 of that series with you. (If you missed the first clip, you can find it here.) In the second of the two features, Voice of America gives a glimpse...
    • 5 months ago
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  • Empower Kibera Youth Through Jump Rope posted a progress report
    The CFK Sprinters Make National News (Part 1)
    By - Nick Johnson - Staff Associate
    It's not every day you make Kenya National News! The CFK Sprinters were recently featured not once but twice in short news clips on some of Kenya's most popular TV broadcast networks. In this first clip, Coach Innocent Philip reflects on how CFK's jump rope program began (with help from Michael Fry of One World One Rope),...
    • 6 months ago
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  • Empower Kibera Youth Through Jump Rope has received 2 donations
    • 7 months ago
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  • Empower Kibera Youth Through Jump Rope posted a progress report
    The CFK Sprinters Travel to the US to Compete!
    By - Abdul 'Cantar' Hussein - Sports Association Program Officer
    CFK’s jump rope team, The CFK Sprinters, will represent CFK and the country of Kenya in this year's World Jump Rope Competition, hosted by CFK partner organization One World One Rope, which will be hosted in Orlando, Florida, from June 30 to July 10, 2014.  The team had an intense recruitment process, through...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Empower Kibera Youth Through Jump Rope has received 3 donations
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  • Empower Kibera Youth Through Jump Rope posted a progress report
    Announcing the Official Jump Rope Association of Kenya!
    By - Suzanne Thomson - CFK Organizational Consultant
    It’s official—the Jump Rope Association of Kenya has been registered with the Kenyan government and now the work to build a national network of jump ropers has begun! In typical registration fashion, the registration took several months to process. When CFK got the call that the association had been registered,...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Empower Kibera Youth Through Jump Rope posted a progress report
    CFK Sprinters Perform at the East Africa Jump Rope Competition and Camp
    By - Suzanne Thomson - CFK Organizational Consultant
    On Friday, 13 December 2013, Carolina for Kibera (CFK) and One World One Rope co-hosted the Fourth Annual East Africa Jump Rope Competition (EAJRC) in Nairobi, Kenya! The competition brought together over 60 youth from Kenya and Tanzania to compete in individual and team jump rope events.  Many of the jumpers had also...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Empower Kibera Youth Through Jump Rope posted a progress report
    More and More Performances for the CFK Sprinters
    By - Erick Owenga - Communications Intern
    So much is happening with the jump rope program at Carolina for Kibera (CFK)! To begin with, the number of performances they give has increased from twice a week to four times a week.  Participants in the jump rope program get to show their talents as they perform during community outreach events for other CFK programs...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Empower Kibera Youth Through Jump Rope posted a progress report
    Jump Rope Athletes Travel to the U.S. for World Championship Tournament
    By - Suzanne Thomson - CFK Organizational Consultant
    I have to admit that I had my doubts that they'd be able to pull it off, but when I got the text late on Monday that CFK’s jump rope team, the CFK Sprinters, had been approved for visas and would be heading to the U.S., I was amazed and excited.   Even though this trip was, in fact, a year in the making, it all...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Empower Kibera Youth Through Jump Rope has received 4 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • Empower Kibera Youth Through Jump Rope posted a progress report
    New Jumper Shines in Recent Competition
    By - Cantar Hussein - Sports Program Officer
    Carolina for Kibera’s jump rope team has in the past 2 years brought a new sport to the Kibera slums of Nairobi. The team organized an in-house competition, the purpose of which was to create a competition atmosphere among the jumpers who compete among themselves in different categories. They organize their own judges...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Empower Kibera Youth Through Jump Rope posted a progress report
    Jump Rope Performance at Primary School Graduation
    By - Norbert Aluku - Partnerships & Sustainability Manager
    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...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Empower Kibera Youth Through Jump Rope posted a progress report
    Jumprope Team Gives Stunning Performance at a Bus
    By - Norbert Aluku - Partnerships & Sustainability Manager
    The school holidays are characterized with a bustle of activity and this one was no different. The children played carelessly and ran about chasing each other like the wind, portraying a sense of idleness. Unknown unto the public, the ‘Paka Skippers’, the CFK jump rope team, arrived at the open-air bus stage and...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Empower Kibera Youth Through Jump Rope has received 17 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Empower Kibera Youth Through Jump Rope posted a progress report
    Jumping into Local Fame
    By - Abdul 'Cantar' Hussein - Program Officer
    Carolina for Kibera’s jump rope team, the ‘Paka Skippers’, recently gave a dramatic and eye-catching performance at the famous Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi, courtesy of Kiwi Shoe Polish and Resolution Health. The little known sport, jump rope, typically evokes laughter from those who are unfamiliar with...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Empower Kibera Youth Through Jump Rope posted a progress report
    Empowering the poor and nurturing talent
    By - Norbert Aluku - Partnerships Manager
    Many youth living in pitiable conditions in Kibera slums, and especially girls, never knew they had relegated a talent until they were introduced to Jump Rope. This is a sport many youth cherish in Kibera as it makes them realize the unique talent in them. Through Carolina for Kibera, the jump rope now accommodates both...
    • 3 years ago
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    • 4 years ago
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  • Empower Kibera Youth Through Jump Rope has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 4 years ago
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  • Empower Kibera Youth Through Jump Rope has received 2 donations
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Organization

Carolina for Kibera, Inc.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
http://cfk.unc.edu

Project Leader

Leann Bankoski

Program Coordinator
Chapel Hill, NC United States

Where is this project located?

Kenya   Sport
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