UNC alum fights poverty, violence in Africa

By Michael Tomsic

One UNC organization is working to build grassroots leadership in one of Africa’s largest slums and aims to alleviate poverty and curb ethnic violence there. UNC alum Rye Barcott co-founded Carolina for Kibera after spending a summer in the Kibera slum on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. The non-profit organization is part of UNC’s Center for Global Initiatives. It’s in its tenth year, and its programs last year reached more than 50 thousand people.

Visit the Carolina for Kibera website here: http://cfk.unc.edu/ and check out Rye Barcott’s memoir which was released this week: http://ithappenedonthewaytowar.com/

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