CFI Kenya Expands with New University Office


February 6, 2019

CFI Kenya is a truly extraordinary organization. Run by the indefatigable George Ongere in rural Nairobi, CFI Kenya operates the Humanist Orphans Center and the Ron Lindsay Library (named for CFI’s previous president), providing educational opportunities and refuge for children endangered by deeply held local superstitions about witchcraft. The good they do is immeasurable, and people are noticing.

George recently wrote to CFI in the U.S. to let us know that Kenya’s Maseno University has set up a place on its campus for CFI Kenya to bring its work and activism to the students and surrounding community. CFI Kenya was also selected by the university to take part in an exhibition dedicated to showcasing the good works of Kenyan institutions to government officials and other leaders.

CFI Kenya’s new home on campus is located in the middle of a bustling business area in the city of Kisumu, which prompted George to observe, “So we are now operating in the rural with our Resource Center and Library and in the city with the space allocated at the University! We are gradually expanding!”

CFI Kenya has always been inspiring to us at the Center for Inquiry, and it’s wonderful that even more young people will have soon have the chance to be inspired by them too.

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The Center for Inquiry (CFI) is a nonprofit educational, advocacy, and research organization headquartered in Amherst, New York, with executive offices in Washington, D.C. It is also home to the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science, the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, and the Council for Secular Humanism. The Center for Inquiry strives to foster a secular society based on reason, science, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Visit CFI on the web at centerforinquiry.org.