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Olivia and Joyce's Race for Daraja

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BENEFITING: Daraja Education Fund

EVENT: Race for Daraja 2013

EVENT DATE: May 19, 2013

Olivia Destefano

THE STORY:

Joyce comes from a dry pastoral area about an hour east of Daraja Academy. She is one of 15 children from a father with two wives. Her father passed away when she was very young, leaving the families to struggle with their very small herd of sheep and goats. In her autobiography, Joyce talks about growing up in a traditional Maasai home where girls were sent out with beads around their neck to herd the sheep and goats. When free primary school was instituted in Kenya, Joyce begged her mother to attend school. Most of Joyce’s older siblings did not get the opportunity because girls’ education was not valued. Finally, her mother consented and Joyce scored the highest on her national 8th grade exam in her school.

Joyce is extremely bright and driven to succeed. She wants to be an influential lawyer in her country; she feels passionate about education and children’s rights. She wants to set the example that girls’ education is valuable. There is no doubt that Joyce can achieve her potential if given the right opportunity.

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$520

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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Susan Wolf, MD

    $50

  • von Emster family

     

  • Nick and Emma Low

    $50

  • Helen D'Alessandro

    $25

  • william greene

     

  • The Taylor Family

    $50

  • The Pollacks

    $75

  • The Wells Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $60

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104% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $520 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $60

4 years ago

The Wells Family

The Wells Family

DONATION: $50

Run hard Olly!!!!! 4 years ago

The Pollacks

The Pollacks

DONATION: $75

May God bless this effort. 4 years ago

The Taylor Family

The Taylor Family

DONATION: $50

Good luck to Olivia in the Bay to Breakers! 4 years ago

william greene

william greene

4 years ago

Helen D'Alessandro

Helen D'Alessandro

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Nick and Emma Low

Nick and Emma Low

DONATION: $50

Good luck!! 4 years ago

von Emster family

von Emster family

Well done, Olivia! Fantastic! 4 years ago

Susan Wolf, MD

Susan Wolf, MD

DONATION: $50

Great Cause, Enjoy the run! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

4 years ago