In honor of Tabitha, find some time today to identify a need in your community, and volunteer a few hours with an organization that serves the need. Americans have a strong value for giving back and volunteerism. Many live by the saying “to whom much is given, much is expected.” Surprising to some, this spirit of giving is found in Kibera as well. Youth volunteering with CFK’s program spend 3-10 hours a week organizing activities, running workshops, and mentoring younger program participants. These young leaders know that if you want to see change in your community, it starts with you. Like CFK co-founder Tabitha who started a health clinic out of her modest shack, they believe they can make a difference and have found a way to serve. Everyone has something to give. Start where you are with what you have. How will you serve?
"It’s compulsory to any register team to at least participate in clean-up exercises. That’s how we give back to the community. We don’t have any government services in Kibera. The youth are the people who are in charge of making sure that at least the level of trash in Kibera at least is reduced." Kibera Community Member Cantar Hussein