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Daraja Education Fund's Fundraiser:

Daraja Academy Lap-A-Thon

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THE STORY:

On a Sunday afternoon last year, wearing their Bay to Breakers t-shirts, the girls lined up at the starting line to run 28 laps (the 12K distance of the Bay to Breakers) and raise money for their own education.  They took off on the 400-metre track, supported by each other, the teachers, the Daraja staff, and the volunteers.  Participating in this race is empowering for the girls and allows them to experience the excitement that the 250+ runners feel around the world as they run for Daraja Academy!

The Lap-a-thon will take place again this year and the girls couldn’t be more excited!  Some will begin with shoes on their feet, and others will tire of these ‘heavy’ objects and run the race barefoot.  As the girls become tired, they join in unity and run hand-in-hand to the finish line.  Lisayo, Form 4, won the race last year, but we have a new Freshman class and who knows who might shine!

Daraja Academy has ignited the dreams of 130 extraordinary Kenyan girls due to the generous support of people just like you. Your gift today will allow us to accept another 26 talented and hopeful girls in 2014 and encourage them to reach for the stars!

Daraja Academy is a boarding secondary school for Kenyan girls with top academic scores and exceptional leadership skills but no means to continue their education.  The academy provides shelter, food, healthcare and counseling services which allows students to focus on their academic and personal potential, without being hindered by the everyday barriers of poverty.

 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$7,913

MONEY RAISED
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  • julie@daraja-academy.org

    $50

  • Angela Dean

    $28

  • Kitsaun King

    $28

  • Daryl Caggiano

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Hummingbird Project

    $28

  • Amanda

    $300

  • The Flack Family from Downunder

    $50

  • Tom Kelly

    $2,600

  • Anne M.

    $100

  • Schmoller Family

    $50

  • Ernie and Lynne Maggioncalda

    $100

  • Tory Smith

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $140

  • Stephanie Danforth

    $100

  • Ann Marie Pearce

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Marjorie D. Grevious

    $50

  • Elizabeth Osder

    $100

  • Stephanie Mandell

    $100

  • Tara Scarioni

    $10

  • Steven Tietsort

    $225

  • Downtown Independent Cinema Los Angeles

    $20

  • Eleanor Strauss

     

  • Isabella Crowell

    $28

  • Jenny Terry

    $20

  • Sara & Kip Howard

    $2,500

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Mark Stefanski

    $100

  • John O'Brien

    $25

  • Nina Swusdipanee

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $226

  • Soda Popinski's

    $235

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $7,913 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Daraja Education Fund

Amount Raised

$5,213

Fundraiser Title

Tom Kelly

Amount Raised

$2,600

Fundraiser Title

Mark Stefanski

Amount Raised

$100

 

20% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Soda Popinski's

Soda Popinski's

DONATION: $235

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $226

Donations from the Race for Daraja Bar Night! 4 years ago

Nina Swusdipanee

Nina Swusdipanee

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

John O'Brien

John O'Brien

DONATION: $25

In honor of my big-hearted Dad, Daniel O'Brien, on his birthday. Love you, Dad! 4 years ago

Mark Stefanski

Mark Stefanski

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

In tribute to the work that Steve and Jono Disenhof do for Daraja. 4 years ago

Sara & Kip Howard

Sara & Kip Howard

DONATION: $2,500

4 years ago

Jenny Terry

Jenny Terry

DONATION: $20

Go Daraja!! 4 years ago

Isabella Crowell

Isabella Crowell

DONATION: $28

4 years ago

Eleanor Strauss

Eleanor Strauss

Anne Marie Morley 4 years ago