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Daraja Education Fund

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$375,655

Money Raised
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  • The Lalands

    $100

  • John Kern

    $250

  • Pam Polite Fisco

    $100

  • Kristi, Stephen & Lulu

    $50

  • Suzanne Koonce

    $100

  • Sharon Bylenga and Bill Tagliani

    $300

  • Conrad Gregory

    $25

  • Peter and Catherine Heyworth

    $50

  • Barbara Pedronce...

    $25

  • Mr. & Mrs. Marcus White

    $100

  • House Family

    $100

  • Joan Kozlowski

    $50

  • Amy J

    $50

  • Julie and Malcolm Whyte

    $500

  • Lisa & Peter Barto

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ann Nolan

    $25

  • Peggy Cheng

    $25

  • Erin Elliott Yoga

    $100

  • Arthur Galang

    $25

  • Betty Jennings

    $50

  • Allison Lang

    $100

  • Louise Otto

    $100

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  • Tracy McCulloch, Dean & Gillian Alper

    $250

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    $100

  • Judy Berger

    $250

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    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kim Laughton

    $250

  • Nasser Sagheb

    $100

  • Florence D. Pratt

    $25

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    $25

  • Lora O'Haver... & Randy Rae

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Lisa Koontz

    $100

  • Amanda Sabin

    $25

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    $25

  • Lara Peterson

    $30

  • Sneeze Howard

    $250

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    $100

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    $50

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    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

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    $30

  • Heidi Halsted

    $30

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    $250

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    $100

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    $250

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  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sheldon Halsted

    $25

  • Leslie Kimerling

    $125

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Barnett Family

    $50

  • Margaret and Chip Dillon

    $100

  • The Wachhorst Family

    $100

  • The Rakow Family

    $250

  • Karla Nygaard

    $100

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    $100

  • Adrienne Pierluissi

    $50

  • Craig Hughes

    $100

  • Mark Hamilton

    $100

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    $25

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    $100

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    $50

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    $25

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    $250

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  • Cathy Sowell

    $25

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    $300

  • Anonymous

    $10

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    $25

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    $500

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    $80

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    $100

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    $100

  • Sharon Barnett

    $50

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  • Baylie, McKenna and Tess Erickson

    $150

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    $100

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    $200

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  • John Kern

    $500

  • Lisa, Maddie & Erin

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  • Anonymous

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    $10

  • Nicholson Family

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  • Anonymous

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  • Andy

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  • Gail Kittler and friend

    $500

  • The Brunns

    $100

  • Moira Gubbins

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  • Lisa Duflock

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  • Anonymous

     

  • hannah levenson

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  • Etoyia and Donovan

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  • Emily

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  • Chelew Family

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  • Julie Hartz

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  • Connor O'Crowley

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  • Eva Huzella

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  • Piper Mundy

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  • Alma Alisic

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  • Nora King

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  • Versi Family - Sydney

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  • Scott McMullin

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  • Anonymous

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  • Diane Cooper

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  • Sally Lancaster

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    $100

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  • Stephen

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  • Barberich Family

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  • Michelle Lease

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  • Bud & Lyneve Hardy

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  • Craig Barberich

    $25

  • Hannah Levenson's grandmot...

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  • Cathy Kulla

    $50

  • Royer Family

    $200

  • basso family

    $25

  • Peter Thomsen

     

  • Cieply Family

    $100

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Daraja Education Fund
CROWDRISE : Sep 29, 2010
EIN: 20-8283551
BASED: San Rafael, CA, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: http://daraja-academy.org

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Our Mission

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The mission of Daraja Education Fund is to create sustainable educational models in struggling communities. Daraja Academy is its first project. Daraja Academy is a boarding secondary school (high school) in Kenya that provides a four-year scholarship for girls with high academic grades and excellent leadership abilities but no means to continue their education.

Daraja is an example of a sustainable school system in Kenya that the Daraja Education Fund wants to continue creating across East Africa.

To fully understand the magic of the school, check out this award-winning short film entitled “Girls of Daraja”: http://tinyurl.com/28rpyer

The academy believes change occurs in a developing country through the people themselves. Daraja Academy has been established to provide young Kenyan women the tools to create change and become the country’s future leaders.

In addition to a demanding academic curriculum, the school encourages:

Women’s Empowerment:
• Women of Integrity, Strength and Hope (WISH) class: This class has been created to help our students understand their self-worth.
• Grassroots Girls Club: This club shows how to create grassroots change through applied knowledge.

Cross-Cultural Education:
• Tribal Diversity: In a country with a history of tribal violence, Daraja makes a point of accepting girls from various tribes in order to build bridges and break misconceptions

Social and Environmental Responsibility:
• Local Student Enrollment and Local Employment: The academy is surrounded by destitution and therefore makes a point of enrolling local students and hiring local workers.
• Permaculture Methods: Due to growing environmental issues such as deforestation and social issues such as malnutrition, the school is implementing and teaching sustainable methods to provide food and resources. Practices such as composting, bee keeping, agroforestry and organic gardening are being used.

Get Connected!

Instagram: @DarajaAcademy

Blog: www.daraja-academy.org/blog

Facebook: facebook.com/DarajaAcademy

Twitter: twitter.com/daraja

EIN: 20-8283551 • http://daraja-academy.org

Fundraisers

DEF Board of Directors Alums Race for Daraja

DEF Board of Directors Alums…

Amount Raised:

$0

 

0% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Daraja's Booster Club

Daraja's Booster Club

Amount Raised:

$575

Help Lisa Fundraise Backpacks for Daraja's New Class!

Help Lisa Fundraise Backpack…

Amount Raised:

$350

 

35% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Pirate's Holiday Supplies Drive!

Pirate's Holiday Supplies Dr…

Amount Raised:

$290

 

19% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Supplies for Daraja Wildlife Project!

Supplies for Daraja Wildlife…

Amount Raised:

$2,800

 

112% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Dohemann's for Daraja!

Dohemann's for Daraja!

Amount Raised:

$0

Maggie & Ifra's Daraja Quest!

Maggie & Ifra's Daraja Quest!

Amount Raised:

$290

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Events

Supplies for Success!

Supplies for Success!

Amount:

$3,440

 

23% Raised of $15,000 Goal

RACE FOR DARAJA | BAY TO BREAKERS 2016

RACE FOR DARAJA | BAY TO BREAKERS 2...

Amount:

$9,685

 

24% Raised of $40,000 Goal

We Are Daraja campaign

We Are Daraja campaign

Amount:

$290

 

3% Raised of $10,000 Goal

RACE FOR DARAJA | BAY TO BREAKERS 2015

RACE FOR DARAJA | BAY TO BREAKERS 2...

Amount:

$44,964

 

90% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Bishop's School supports girls education in Africa

Bishop's School supports girls educ...

Amount:

$30,083

 

86% Raised of $35,000 Goal

Race for Daraja - 2014 Bay to Breakers

Race for Daraja - 2014 Bay to Break...

Amount:

$27,935

 

56% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Race for Daraja 2013

Race for Daraja 2013

Amount:

$107,858

 

108% Raised of $100,000 Goal

Race for Daraja - Mermaid Series

Race for Daraja - Mermaid Series

Amount:

$4,067

 

68% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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