Empowering Youth with Entrepreneurial/ IT training

by CFK Africa
Empowering Youth with Entrepreneurial/ IT training
Empowering Youth with Entrepreneurial/ IT training
Empowering Youth with Entrepreneurial/ IT training
Empowering Youth with Entrepreneurial/ IT training
Empowering Youth with Entrepreneurial/ IT training
Empowering Youth with Entrepreneurial/ IT training
Empowering Youth with Entrepreneurial/ IT training
Empowering Youth with Entrepreneurial/ IT training
Empowering Youth with Entrepreneurial/ IT training
Empowering Youth with Entrepreneurial/ IT training

After finishing high school, Martha didn't know what her next steps would be. With both financial concerns and her parent's recent separation, she was not sure how she could continue with her studies. After sharing her story with a friend, Martha learned of CFK's partnership with Nairobits, and took steps to enroll. Martha embraced the program and found the skills she learned to be of immediate value.

"They have taught me so many things, graphic and web design - entreprenership, life skills, and sexual reproductive health. The program has changed me so much, like to be able to face the world with no fear. After I got my diploma, I got an internship at a company called Crablinks Interactive, and now I also do some freelance work. I thank Nairobits and Carolina for Kibera for equipping me with the skills that I needed to be where I am today." - Martha

Our training in financial literacy is a crosscutting initiative offered to youth engaged in a variety of CFK programs, including micro loan recipients, sports, youth peer providers, work readiness, and entrepreneurial development programs. This year, 26 students joined Martha in graduating from our Girls’ Information and Computer Technology initiative.

Of the graduates,

  • 18 are now permanently employed,
  • 3 are completing internships, and
  • 6 launched their own businesses.

Help ensure this progress continues for Martha and other youth in Kibera! Sign up for a monthly recurring donation today. Tuendelee Pamoja. Progress Together.

Thank you from all of us at Carolina for Kibera.

Asante Sana!

P.S. Want to keep up to date with more stories from CFK? Click here to sign up for our monthly newsletter today.

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Bernice, ICT graduate & Web Designer Extraordinare
Bernice, ICT graduate & Web Designer Extraordinare

Dear Carolina for Kibera family, friends, and supporters,

Youth are succeeding in Kibera because of YOU!This past year, 27 students graduated from our Information and Computer Technology (ICT) initiative. Of the graduates, 18 are now permanently employed, 3 are completing internships, and with true entrepreneurial spirit, 6 graduates launched their own businesses! How awesome is that?!

Not to mention that in partnership with Google, we were able to train over 600 youth from Kibera in digital skills training, with 120 girls trained in the ICT training program that is delivered in partnership with Nairobits. This is all possible because of YOU!

See how quickly Bernice has put her education into practice:

Upon graduating from the CFK-Nairobits ICT program, Bernice sought out companies with which she could work to further develop her skills. She was offered a prestigious internship at Oracom, one of Kenya’s highly ranked web design firms, and also began developing websites on her own. Now, she is focusing on how to reinforce the message that girls can code. “Any time girls come together with collective intentions, they do amazing things.”

Like Bernice, there are thousands of talented individuals struggling to change their lives in Kibera.  Her story is one of thousands. Your support is helping change a life by creating opportunity for talented individuals in Kibera.

Help ensure this progress continues! Sign up for a monthly recurring donation today. Tuendelee Pamoja. Progress Together.

Thank you from all of us at Carolina for Kibera.

Asante Sana!

P.S. Want to keep up to date with more stories from CFK? Click here to sign up for our monthly newsletter today.

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
 

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

CFK Africa

Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @cfkafrica
Project Leader:
Krista Park Berry
Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA United States

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.
 

Still want to help?

Find another project in Kenya or in Digital Literacy that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.