BENEFITING: Daraja Education Fund
EVENT: Bay to Breakers 2012
HOURS PLEDGED: 775
Mileage Tracker: 38,500
Daraja Academy is the first free residential high school for girls in East Africa.
We've already made two trips there in 2010 and 2011 bringing computers/cameras and teaching basic skills - this is perhaps the most worthwhile program I've been involved with in over 40 years of non-profit work.
My student/partner in Kenya, Teddy N, will be running 7.5 miles there at the same time as our Bay to Breakers! (The photo is from our trip to Kenya last summer.)
Teddy is not only my running partner, but is the student our family is sponsoring at Daraja. She has represented Daraja and the local district at national public speaking competitions and was recently elected by her fellow students as Daraja's first Head Prefect. She's truly an amazing young woman!
Please join me in sponsoring our participation in this year's San Francisco Bay to Breakers!