From August to October 2016, I served as a communications fellow for the St Vincent de Paul Community Development Organization which serves children born in the Kibera slums in Nairobi, Kenya. St. Vincent’s runs a nursery school as well as a rescue center that houses 20 orphaned children from the slum and additionally provides school fees, scholarships and food assistance to children and their families. During my time with St. Read more »
Christina completed her fellowship in Kibera, Kenya in Summer 2015. Here is her experience:
This summer, I spent three months working with St. Vincent de Paul Community Development Organization in Kibera, Kenya (www.kiberachildren.org). St. Vincent’s is a community-based organization dedicated to reaching orphans and vulnerable children with critical education, nutrition, health and protection services. The organization is located in Kibera – one of Africa’s largest slums. Residents of Kibera struggle with poverty, high rates of unemployment, high rates of violence and lack of infrastructure, such as electricity, running water and garbage collection. Read more »
Kenya, Summer 2012
I was challenged and humbled by my experience at St. Vincent de Paul Community Development Organization. Located in Kibera, Kenya, St. Vincent’s serves children and their families from the largest slum in East Africa. St. Vincent’s is unique in that it uses early education as a platform to support the entire family unit and is intrinsically involved in the lives of the families and community they serve.
I gained an incredible understanding of how just how interconnected social problems are. Read more »