Press Release – CFK Africa Honored for Championing Girls and Young Women in Kenya by Isuzu East Africa

NGO receives ‘Award for Contributing to Inclusion in Community Development’

NAIROBI, KENYA – CFK Africa, an international non-profit organization with offices in Kenya and the U.S., received an award this month from Isuzu East Africa for its decades-long girls’ empowerment efforts championing girls and young women in Kenyan informal settlements through health, education, and sports initiatives.

Held in Nairobi earlier this month as part of an International Women’s Day celebration, the awards ceremony honored the achievements and contributions of Kenyan women, other leaders, and organizations who champion inclusion. The event featured Chief Guest Mercy Wanjau, Secretary to the Cabinet, Government of Kenya.

Among the awardees, CFK Africa was recognized with an “Award for Contributing to Inclusion in Community Development” for its approach to investing in the leadership potential, health, and economic empowerment of girls and young women living in informal settlements across Kenya.

“We are deeply honored to receive this award,” said Jeffrey Okoro, executive director of CFK Africa, who accepted the award on behalf of the organization. “Standing alongside so many powerful women on stage was a privilege.”

CFK Africa’s approach to participatory community development is rooted in the conviction that sustainable impact and solutions to poverty are only possible when communities most affected by it participate in solution-making and drive change. Based on over 20 years of experience and strong partnerships with community, government, and research collaborators, CFK Africa models sustainable programming and equitable research that transforms lives and informs policies. 

Recognizing that girls and young women face unique challenges in Kenyan informal settlements, CFK Africa offers programs to provide them with access to a support network that encourages them to develop their voices, practice leadership, and reach their full potential.

“This award is a reminder of the importance of listening to and advocating alongside the next generation of young women,” added Okoro. “Programs that empower young women have a ripple effect, creating stronger communities and a more equitable world for everyone.”


About CFK Africa 
Founded in 2001, CFK Africa works to improve public health and economic prosperity in informal settlements in Kenya through integrated health and youth leadership initiatives. Using a participatory development approach, the organization works directly with community residents to develop and implement sustainable programs. After marking 20 years of service in Kibera in 2021, CFK began expanding to additional informal settlements in Nairobi County and across seven additional counties in Kenya, including Kajiado, Kiambu, Kilifi, Kisumu, Machakos, Mombasa, and Nakuru.  
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