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Children of Kibera Foundation Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/12/2012: Children of Kibera Foundation

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: CHILDREN OF KIBERA FOUNDATION

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AKA  CoKF
Washington, DC

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Children of Kibera Foundation Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/12/2012: Children of Kibera Foundation

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: CHILDREN OF KIBERA FOUNDATION

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Also Known As: CoKF
Physical Address: Washington, DC 20016 
EIN: 26-1493044
Web URL: www.childrenofkibera.org 
Blog URL: cokf.blogspot.com 
NTEE Category: T Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking
T30 Public Foundations
P Human Services
P30 Children's and Youth Services
Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q30 International Development, Relief Services
Ruling Year: 2008 


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Mission Statement

50,000 orphans live in the Kibera slums of Nairobi. We provide transformational quality educational opportunities for them through a school based feeding program, schools supplies, computer labs, internet access, and scholarships for high school.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, January 2012)

Fiscal Year Starting: January 01, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $442,586
Total Expenses $374,428

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Leadership

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Mr. Kenneth Okoth

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Ken Okoth, 30, who teaches at the Potomac School in McLean, left his home in the slums on the outskirts of Nairobi in 1997 for a scholarship to St. Lawrence University in Upstate New York. He went on to get a master's degree from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and currently lives in Washington DC. But strong ties to his home remain. Not only does Ken support his mother and several family members, but for the past several years, he has been the de facto head of the Red Rose School in his old neighborhood that serves orphans and other impoverished children of the slums that ring Nairobi. Ken has also been an adjunct instructor at Georgetown University and a teacher at the Friends School of Baltimore. He was appointed to the St. Lawrence board of trustees in 2007. He is the recipient of a Silver Medal from the President's Award Scheme of Kenya. Ken believes that a good education can empower the children of Kibera to overcome the challenges of extreme poverty, disease, and the social alienation they face every day.

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Programs

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Program Description:

*Red Rose School and Children's Centre - More than 108 children sponsored in a feeding program and elementary school from baby class through fourth grade. Our foundation pays for the teachers, and provides uniforms, textbooks, and other school supplies. *Kibera Online - A pilot school computer labs and internet access project currently provides 10 computers with broadband access to children and teachers in Kibera. *High School Step-Forward Scholarships - In 2008 we are sponsoring four girls to high quality boarding schools outside of Kibera. In 2009, we will take 10 high-achieving Kibera children who have completed the competitive national exam (KCPE) and been admitted to leading high schools in Kenya.

Program Long-Term Success:

In 2007 and 2008, we funded the construction of four new classrooms at the Red Rose School and the Calvary Primary School in the slums of Kibera, providing quality learning spaces for more than 200 children per day.

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