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Daraja Education Fund

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

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

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

Tax ID: 20-8283551 • http://daraja-academy.org

Fundraisers

Merrill Runs for Nancy!

Merrill Runs for Nancy!

Amount Raised:

$0

The Daraja Girls run for high school education!

The Daraja Girls run for hig…

Amount Raised:

$10,125

 

203% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Support Claris's high school education!

Support Claris's high school…

Amount Raised:

$75

Annie runs for Brenda!

Annie runs for Brenda!

Amount Raised:

$275

Mo's Race for Doreen

Mo's Race for Doreen

Amount Raised:

$9,560

E E Rodd

E E Rodd

Amount Raised:

$4,065

 

136% Raised of $3,000 Goal

DEF

DEF

Amount Raised:

$500

Team Pierluissi

Team Pierluissi

Amount Raised:

$785

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Events

Run for Daraja!

Run for Daraja!

Amount:

$52,846

 

132% Raised of $40,000 Goal

RACE FOR DARAJA | BAY TO BREAKERS 2016

RACE FOR DARAJA | BAY TO BREAKERS 2...

Amount:

$32,934

 

82% Raised of $40,000 Goal

RACE FOR DARAJA | BAY TO BREAKERS 2015

RACE FOR DARAJA | BAY TO BREAKERS 2...

Amount:

$44,974

 

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

Bay to Breakers

Bay to Breakers

Amount:

$55,681

 

111% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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