Photos from Daraja
April 30, 2016
BENEFITING: Daraja Education Fund
EVENT DATE: May 15, 2016
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 vast majority of secondary schools in Kenya require substantial fees. Even indirect costs of a secondary education in Kenya are twelve to twenty times as much as the monthly income of parents in rural areas. Family responsibilities, early marriages and pregnancy, lack of gender appropriate facilities in schools, gender-based violence, HIV/AIDS, and orphanhood can, and often do, pose additional barriers to a girl's education.
To that end, Daraja Academy provides full scholarships to girls of material poverty, covering all the costs of school in addition to shelter, food, healthcare and counseling services, allowing students to focus on their academic and personal potential, without being hindered by the everyday barriers of poverty.
On Sunday, May 15th, each Daraja student will run in Race for Daraja 2016, racing 12 kilometeres through the villages surrounding Nanyuki, Kenya to raise funds and awareness for Daraja Academy. Each student with have a supporter in her race for education, an advocate cheering her on from across the world. I am supporting Patricia and Edith.
When you donate, you make their race a little easier.
Thank you for your support.