Krysten is a senior at Woodside Priory School in Portola Valley, CA. She is helping the Carr Educational Foundation raise money to fund the Daraja Academy of Kenya. Daraja Academy is a boarding secondary school for Kenyan girls who show exceptional promise in academics but have no way to continue their education.
Daraja Academy is an official Bay to Breakers partner this year. They are pairing 104 Bay to Breakers participants with 104 girls on campus. The same day as the race in San Francisco, the girls will be running the same distance in Kenya.
Krysten's partner is Molly Akinyi. Originally from the town of Kisumu, Molly, now 14 years old, grew up in poverty. She has always had a passion for learning. Even after her father passed away last year before she had to take her 8th grade evaluations, she never lost hope or neglected her studies. She ended up with good scores however, she has no money for her to continue her education. What she is really interested in though, is environmentalism. Her dream is to one day be an environmentalist, just like her role model, Nobel Peace prize winner Wangari Maathai. She wants to teach others about the value of Kenya's natural wonders.
Please help Krysten raise money for Daraja! These funds will literally change the lives of one or more girls in Kenya. You can ensure that they get the excellent education they deserve. Remember, educated girls will help change the world!
For more information on the Academy visit http://daraja-academy.org/
Thank you for your help!