Daraja Education Fund

Donations

$361,985

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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Claire Woods

    $50

  • Jim O'Donohue and Beverly Sarver

    $500

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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Isak

     

  • Sue Siegel and Bob Reed

    $200

  • Mary Jaffe

    $50

  • Bee Tan

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $250

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    $30

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    $25

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    $50

  • Andy

    $25

  • Gail Kittler and friend

    $500

  • The Brunns

    $100

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    $20

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    $50

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  • hannah levenson

    $108

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    $75

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    $50

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    $40

  • Chelew Family

    $50

  • shani fisher

    $50

  • Julie Hartz

    $50

  • Connor O'Crowley

    $15

  • Eva Huzella

    $10

  • Piper Mundy

    $25

  • Alma Alisic

    $50

  • Nora King

    $25

  • Versi Family - Sydney

    $40

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    $50

  • Jim & Cara

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $26

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    $25

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    $25

  • Diane Cooper

    $50

  • Cynthia Haer

    $10

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    $18

  • Anonymous

    $100

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    $18

  • Ryan Toland

    $50

  • Ryan Toland

    $50

  • Eliane Dohemann

    $50

  • Sally Lancaster

    $40

  • Ekemini Uwan

    $10

  • auntie Rose

    $10

  • Held Family

    $50

  • Held Family

    $100

  • Amy Hale

    $100

  • Stephen

    $50

  • Barberich Family

    $100

  • Michelle Lease

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $60

  • Joyce and Bart Bradshaw

    $60

  • Radhi Ahern

    $50

  • Radhi Ahern

    $50

  • Jerry and Carol Schwister

    $50

  • Bud & Lyneve Hardy

    $50

  • Craig Barberich

    $25

  • Hannah Levenson's grandmot...

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  • Cathy Kulla

    $50

  • Royer Family

    $200

  • basso family

    $25

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  • Cieply Family

    $100

  • Sherrill Flint

    $100

  • Yoko Levenson

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Haggard Family

    $50

  • Mohamed & Zaitun Poonja

    $1,000

  • LC

    $100

  • Kathleen & Mike McDade

    $200

  • Gretchen and Bruce

    $100

  • Isaiah

    $60

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Mateo Arroz

    $25

  • Paria Rajai

    $100

  • The Pey Family

    $100

  • Poppy

    $50

  • Patricia Exley

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Henry Seamans

    $25

  • Gubbins family

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Aaron & Leigh Olson

    $20

  • Mike Fry

    $100

  • karen lohmann

     

  • Jet Manfredi

    $100

  • Josephine Tejada

    $20

  • Marilou Ayao

    $30

  • basso family

    $25

  • basso family

    $25

  • Paola De Leon

    $20

  • Rich & Paula Holman

    $100

  • Juan Lopez

    $15

  • Claudia Magaña

    $15

  • Portia Smith

    $200

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    $100

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  • Aunt Debbie and Uncle Bob

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

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    $20

  • R & K Gilberti

    $50

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    $20

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    $10

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    $60

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    $100

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    $100

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    $50

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    $50

  • Bogle Family

    $100

  • Selick

    $25

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  • Anonymous

    $50

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    $25

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    $50

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  • Tatyana Kovalchuk

    $250

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    $100

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    $100

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    $100

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  • Joy

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  • Ann S.

    $20

  • Denise LaBuda

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  • Cynthia Hager

    $10

  • Nesh

    $25

  • Auntie Jean

    $20

  • Pat and Liz

    $50

  • Denise (RoRo)

    $20

  • Anonymous support

    $100

  • Vickie & George Fernwood

    $50

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  • Laura and Jesse

     

  • Chuck Seets

    $25

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  • Jenna and Vince

    $200

  • Makenna Salaverry

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    $100

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  • Beth Jenkins

    $50

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    $25

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  • Kim Fisher

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  • William Gwire

    $125

  • Zaheer Family

    $100

  • Caren Ware

    $20

  • Ken and Tara Giunta

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Chuck and Ash

    $50

  • Hannah's grandma Rita!

    $200

  • Emma

    $30

  • Jayne and Megan

    $50

  • Mom and Dad

    $35

  • Stephen & Kristi

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    $50

  • (On behalf of) Carole Andrews

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Emily Gause

    $60

  • Edidiong

    $100

  • Zahid Rahimtoola

    $100

  • Johann and Sacha Singh

    $100

  • Stephanie

    $100

  • Amadito Barlolong

     

  • Michael Pedrotti

    $50

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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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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

Tish's Race for Sylvia

Tish's Race for Sylvia

Amount Raised:

$1,000

Elise's Race for Esther!

Elise's Race for Esther!

Amount Raised:

$45

Team Twink + Velma

Team Twink + Velma

Amount Raised:

$250

Team Grace + Christine

Team Grace + Christine

Amount Raised:

$0

Team Nye + Cate

Team Nye + Cate

Amount Raised:

$0

Team Ellery + Rose

Team Ellery + Rose

Amount Raised:

$100

Team Grace + Faith

Team Grace + Faith

Amount Raised:

$0

Team Kirra + Faith

Team Kirra + Faith

Amount Raised:

$30

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Events

RACE FOR DARAJA | BAY TO BREAKERS 2015

RACE FOR DARAJA | BAY TO BREAKERS 2...

Amount:

$44,564

 

89% 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

Bay to Breakers 2012

Bay to Breakers 2012

Amount:

$96,534

 

97% Raised of $100,000 Goal