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Parin, Suli, Deborah, and Faith Race for Daraja

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BENEFITING: Daraja Education Fund

EVENT: Race for Daraja 2013

EVENT DATE: May 19, 2013

Parin Verjee

THE STORY:

Deborah was born into the Turkana 
tribe and is the first born of seven 
children.  It is very important to 
Deborah to help her community.
“I was raised by my mum because 
my father was shot when the 
fighting broke out with a neighbor 
due to cattle raiding,” Deborah said.  
Deborah helped her mother raise 
her three brothers and three sisters 
while striving to attain high marks at 
the primary school in Barajoi.  If not 
at Daraja, Deborah says she would 
have had to repeat 8th grade or be 
looking for jobs to support her 
family.  

Deborah’s hobbies are volleyball and 
listening to music, but education is 
her passion and “the core to living a 
good life.”  

Deborah has big dreams after 
finishing her education at Daraja.  
She would like to become a doctor  
and is also considering becoming a 
Kenyan Wildlife Soldier “because I 
want to take care of the 
environment and help maintain law 
and order in my country.”

Faith, a fourteen-year-old from Makueni, was raised by her parents, neither of which have been employed for as long as Faith can remember. “Due to poverty, my parents could not take me to high school,” Faith said. “So if it were not for a sponsorship to Daraja, I would be somebody’s house help, or married, even as young as I am.” Faith looks up to her mother, despite her mother’s inability to help put enough food on the table for the family. “She works tirelessly,” Faith said, “despite our extreme poverty.”

Faith would like to become a doctor when she graduates from a university. “I will help children from poor families to pursue their education, like I will have done,” she said. “I will also fight for human rights. I will treat all people equally, unlike the doctors in Kenya today.”

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To This Fundraiser

$675

MONEY RAISED
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  • Parin and Suli Verjee

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • F N Design Associates Inc.

    $50

  • B

    $50

  • Yasmin & Mossadiq Umedaly

    $150

  • Omar, Rabia and Kaysan Samji

    $100

  • Nassim Teja

    $25

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27% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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The Team: $675 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Nassim Teja

Nassim Teja

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Omar, Rabia and Kaysan Samji

Omar, Rabia and Kaysan Samji

DONATION: $100

Congratulations on this excellent work! 4 years ago

Yasmin & Mossadiq Umedaly

Yasmin & Mossadiq Umedaly

DONATION: $150

Great Cause! 4 years ago

B

B

DONATION: $50

We need more people like you on earth, Parin. Good luck at the Bay to Breakers! 4 years ago

F N Design Associates Inc.

F N Design Associates Inc.

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Parin and Suli Verjee

Parin and Suli Verjee

DONATION: $250

In Memory of Our Familie's ' Ruhani Members, some of whom were very passionate about promoting Education for All 4 years ago