The end of November meant it was time for the annual “CFK Day” in Kibera. The main objective of this day is to recognize and reward all of the committed teams, groups and individuals who dedicate their time to CFK activities throughout the year.
This year’s celebration was attended by more than 5000 youth representing each CFK program as well as many other organizations and initiatives within in the slum. The youth of the Sports Program held a procession through the slum with banners reading “Tuliza Amani Mtaani,” or “We Want Peace in Kibera.” Over 1000 youth from various programs made the 4km hike as part of the parade!
As part of this year’s celebrations, CFK held a community forum in which the youth participated in the reading of poems and narratives as well as the performance of dances and skits. In addition to the community forum, the young women of Binti Pamoja also held a talent show for members from all the youth programs. Winners were rewarded with school uniforms, books and pens. The winning teams from the Sports Program won uniforms for each player. Finally, CFK also conducted an awards ceremony in which provost leadership awards were awarded to emerging young leaders within the community.
According to our Executive Director, “it was a day of fun that went from 7am to 9pm”!
As always, we welcome your comments and feedback. On behalf of the youth, staff, and volunteers of Carolina for Kibera, thank you all for your support! Without your generosity, our work would not be possible.