Youth Leadership Builds

Healthy Communities.

CFK Africa fights extreme poverty in informal settlements in Kenya through complementary youth leadership and public health initiatives.

In kenya, millions of people live in informal settlements.

In these communities, residents lack access to quality health care, proper nutrition, and adequate sanitation, leaving them susceptible to preventable diseases. 

Limited access to quality education and economic advancement opportunities, high levels of unemployment, and gender inequity further impede individual and community progress. Though residents are talented, resilient, and entrepreneurial, many lack the opportunities needed to break the cycle of poverty. We’re changing that narrative. 

we partner with communities to drive change.

For over 20 years, we’ve worked with residents of informal settlements to improve health, education, and economic outcomes in their communities. 

Thanks to these collaborations, we are able to identify the most pressing challenges in each community through participatory research, build the capacity of local health and education systems, develop youth leaders, and drive change from within.   

Primary Health Care

Primary Health Care

Strengthening health systems.
Improving health-seeking behaviors.
Providing a comprehensive approach to care.
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Education & Livelihoods

Education & Livelihoods

Improving educational outcomes.
Strengthening economic resilience.
Developing youth leaders.
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Research and Partnerships

Research and Partnerships

Harnessing local research capacity.
Strengthening surveillance systems.
Using data to drive action.
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Cross-Cutting Initiatives

Cross-Cutting Initiatives

Mentoring girls and young women.
Promoting leadership through sports.
Advocating for gender equity.
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Experience our impact.

With your help, we’re transforming lives.



of our most recent class
of scholarship recipients qualified to pursue further education.



children receive critical childhood vaccinations through CFK Africa every month.


community members access health care through CFK Africa every year.

Stories of PROGRESS

Insights, updates, and perspectives from our community.

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Our partnership with the GitLab Foundation to connect youth with jobs in tech and skilled trades was featured in Expression Africa! "For young people in informal settlements, there are many different paths to a successful career, and we want to encourage all of them," said #CFKAfrica Executive Director Jeffrey Okoro. "This innovative program will give them the skills, opportunities, and experience to find work that is both personally fulfilling and increases their income." 🔗


We’re proud that #CFKAfrica co-founder and Board Chair Rye Barcott along with former board chair and current board member Joseph Nganga, and #CFKAfrica Advisory Council Members Isis Nyong'o Madison and Jesse Moore, CEO of M-Kopa, attended yesterday’s dinner at the White House for Kenya’s President William Ruto and First Lady Rachel Ruto, marking the 60th anniversary of U.S.-#Kenya diplomatic relations. This engagement highlights the impact of our 24 years of youth leadership and public health work and affirms our mission to service and developing the next generation of leaders.


Our women soccer players are leading the way as social change champions! Our second capacity-building session with the Kibera Soccer Women FC. focused on combatting all forms of gender-based violence. Led by the Langata sub-county officer in charge of GBV, the training equipped the players with techniques for peer counseling and referral pathways for survivors. These inspiring women are training for their upcoming FKF Women's Cup Final while also training as advocates for girls' empowerment. 👏 ⚽ #CFKAfrica #agar_agar #TeamBurudani #endGBV


ICYMI: Our 2023 annual report is online! Check out the impact that YOU helped make happen: #CFKAfrica


Millions lack access to quality health care and education in kenya's 1,400+ informal settlements.