Growing up in the Nairobi region of Kenya, 19-year-old Christopher Onyango has not only struggled with the death of his father but also leaving school in order to support his family financially.
A class prefect at Olympic High School in charge of the school's keys, Christopher also supports his family of five sisters and three brothers. Christopher aspires to become a doctor some day in order to give back to his community. He sees the suffering within his community and the waste of human life that ends as a result of curable diseases. By helping young people, Christopher hopes to treat students in order for them to continue their educations.
Christopher writes more about his journey in education with an update to the Givology community.
Students like Christopher are supported by Carolina for Kibera (CFK).
Carolina for Kibera exists to develop local leaders, catalyze positive change and alleviate poverty in the Kibera slum of Nairobi. Driven by local needs, Carolian for Kibera's collaborative network of programs advance health, education, ethnic cooperation, gender equality and economic empowerment, and equip leaders with tools to strengthen the community. At its core, CFK believes that community problems require local solutions run by local leaders. To that end, their staff in Kenya is made up of sixty full and part time staff – all are Kenyan and many are from Kibera.
To support students like Christopher, donate to other CFK students today!
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