I'M A WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR:
For the first time ever, San Diego advocates will be running for the girls of Daraja! (We use the term "running" lightly, since you can walk or jog if you prefer.) The team has chosen to run in the Mermaid Series, a series dedicated to building a welcoming community that inspires women from all backgrounds to uncover and realize their full potential. The series' mission perfectly matches the community at Daraja. Women from all walks of life are powerful beyond measure. When we unlock the potential of females- whether in San Diego or Kenya- the whole world benefits.
Less than 2 cents of every development dollar goes to girls.
Girls and women spend 90% of their earned income on their families, compared with 30% to 40% among males.
Women's education was the single most important factor behind falling levels of hunger and malnutrition in the developing world according to a 30-year study.
These facts don't scare us. We're conquering them head on. Join the Race for Daraja Mermaid Series. Let's change the norm together.
"Through my struggle I have been able to learn that everything was and is acheivable if we have passion and energy towards it. I am a woman of integrity, strength and hope."
- Lilian, 12th grader at Daraja Academy