Fellowships through Carolina for Kibera provide opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience learning about global issues in a real world setting. Fellows are invited to collaborate with our Kibera staff as well as design and implement their own projects at a grassroots level. We provide a range of services and programming across our initiatives.
Our James and Florence Peacock Fellowship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill. Two students are typically selected each year for the fellowship program. Students receive a stipend to cover airfare and living expenses. The other half of the fellowship will be earmarked for the volunteer project with CFK.
Fall – Information sessions held; application opens
Winter – Application review and finalist interviews
Spring – Orientation and training for selected fellows
Summer – Project implementation (6-8 weeks) and evaluation
Established in 2001, Carolina for Kibera (CFK) is an international, nongovernmental organization based in the informal settlement of Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya. In the United States, CFK is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and major associated entity of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.