CFK Africa’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 informal settlements. Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) are a critical part of our 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 Africa’s Education Program focuses on a multifaceted approach to learning. In informal settlements, 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 to equip youth with the skills they need to succeed.
Adolescent girls and young women face many challenges growing up in informal settlements. Of those challenges, nearly 1 in 5 adolescent 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.