I’m raising money to support the high school education of Claris, and other girls like her!
Claris is a 2nd year student at Daraja Academy, a free secondary school in Kenya for girls born into material poverty. Claris is from the Giryama tribe, and was born near Kilifi, a town on the coast. Her parents are farmers, and she has 5 siblings. Their family collects water from a public tap ½ a kilometer away.
In her own words, “the greatest challenge that I had was poverty. I used to be taken out of school due to (lack of) school fees…I even used to go without getting lunch.”
Over the school holiday, Claris volunteered at a medical center because “I wanted to work and practice to work like a doctor for my dream is to become a doctor in my future life. When I was performing my service, I felt as happy as a daughter of a king going around the palace for I felt like am already a doctor…Community service is very important to other people because it made your relationship and that of others to be closer. It also help the poor…feel that they are not isolated.”
Claris would never have been able to go to high school without Daraja. Her dreams of becoming a doctor would have been crushed before she turned 14. Because of Daraja, she can now dream as big as she wants.
Please consider supporting Claris and the other Daraja girls!