May 19th is an important date for me and the girls of Daraja Academy. This will be the 3rd Bay to Breakers - Daraja Academy fundraiser and hopefully the most successfull.
Having been to campus, this specific fundraiser really touches my heart because I know how important it is for the girls to personally help raise money for their school. Every girl is partnered with someone in the US who either runs or cheers for TEAM DARAJA.
I am partnered with Zaituna, an incredible young lady with a big heart and even bigger dreams - with your support we can can help make those dreams a reality.
PLEASE READ BELOW ABOUT MY PARTNER, ZAITUNA
Zaituna and her two brothers were
raised by their grandmother in the
Kambi Garba District of Kenya.
Her father lives far away from them
and sends money when he can.
Zaituna sees her father once a year.
She sees her mother a little more
frequently, but because her mother
spends her time looking for food,
Zaituna learned to rely on her
grandmother and her brothers for
“If I were not at Daraja, I would
have been married since in our
culture, if a girl reaches the age of
fourteen, she is ready and matured
for marriage,” Zaituna said. Focused
on making the most out of her
opportunity to attend Daraja,
Zaituna plans on attending a
university after graduating from high
school. “I want to be a surgeon to
give people second chances in life,”
she said. “With an education, I can
give myself the ability to change
Help Zaituna and I reach our goal of $1,000!!! I think we can do it, "Z" KNOWS we can do it. With your help anything is possible.
To learn more about Zaituna's school click on the link and watch, The Girls of Daraja:
Asante sana (thank you very much)