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Pirates for Daraja

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I'm Running with Barbara!
April 29, 2016

Barbara hails from the nearby town of Nanyuki. After the post-election violence in 2007-08, her father deserted the family. Since then, Barbara  See more

BENEFITING: Daraja Education Fund

ORGANIZER: Erin

EVENT: RACE FOR DARAJA | BAY TO BREAKERS 2016

EVENT DATE: May 15, 2016

Simone Anguera

THE STORY:

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 12 kilometeres through the villages surrounding Nanyuki, Kenya to raise funds for Daraja Academy. On the same day, Drake Pirates will race the same distance in San Francisco's Bay to Breakers, running in solidarity with Daraja students.

I will run in solidarity with Barbara. Separated by an ocean, united by a cause.

A litte bit about Barbara:

Barbara hails from the nearby town of Nanyuki. After the post-election violence in 2007-08, her father deserted the family. Since then, Barbara has been living with her brother and mother, who sells charcoal for income. Her primary school head teacher saw much potential in Barbara and her high academic performance so she paid for Barbara’s school fees since her mother couldn’t afford them. Because of this, secondary school was not a possible reality for Barbara until her interview to attend Daraja. At Daraja, Barbara has infectious self-confidence and is extremely well spoken. She loves to act in talent shows on campus and can be found singing while she does her laundry on Saturdays. In her spare time, Barbara reads novels and shares stories with her friends. Her favorite aspect of Daraja is the kind environment and the unity she shares with her Daraja sisters. For her community service during school breaks, Barbara cares for children at an orphanage.

Please support these Daraja girls as they race for their education in #RaceforDaraja2016.

When you donate, you make Barbara's race a little easier. Thank you for your support.

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$100

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  • The Galli Family

    $100

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The Team: $8,095 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Erin Barto

Amount Raised

$1,626

 

33% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Grace Glass

Amount Raised

$1,010

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Kate Larsen

Amount Raised

$940

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Noelle Scheer

Amount Raised

$940

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Judy King

Amount Raised

$435

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Hannah Levenson

Amount Raised

$424

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Anais Nagle

Amount Raised

$360

 

90% Raised of $400 Goal

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Grace Gubbins

Amount Raised

$325

 

65% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

The Galli Family

The Galli Family

DONATION: $100

So proud of all the Pirates but extra love and hugs and applause and encouragement to Charlie Schmitz, Juliet Nolan, Hannah Salaverry and Julia Ross for the countless ways I have watched them give back to Drake High School! 1 year ago