CFK’s Primary Healthcare initiative offers a truly comprehensive approach to care, including support for physical and mental health. Through a dual focus on prevention and treatment, we aim to break intergenerational health disparities in the Kibera community. Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) are a critical part of CFK’s primary health program. They take health education directly into the community and assist staff by making referrals and completing follow-up home health visits.
Education & Livelihoods
CFK’s Education Program focuses on a multifaceted approach to learning. In Kibera, because of the cost of formal schools, learning looks different from person to person. We focus on offering both an in-classroom approach to education as well as vocational skills training and work readiness initiatives.
Adolescent girls and young women face many challenges growing up in Kibera. Of those challenges, nearly 1 in 5 teenage girls is either pregnant or already a mother. The Girls Empowerment Program serves more than 2,000 girls ages 9-20 annually, and helps girls discover their personal leadership capabilities and build confidence through a combination of mentorship and advocacy efforts. With our help, girls have the opportunity for a thriving future.