Tara Scarioni via Crowdrise
May 09, 2011
What is Daraja?
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 academy provides shelter, food, healthcare and counseling services. Daraja Academy changes girls' lives, but Daraja also changes the lives of the volunteers, employees and board members! Daraja has changed my life for the better!!
What is RACE for 77?
A team of 77 advocates are racing in the Bay to Breakers in support of the 77 amazing girls on campus!! Each advocate is partnered with a Daraja student, my girl is Freshman Moreen!! 10,000 miles across the globe on the exact same day, Moreen and the 76 other Daraja girls will be participating in a Daraja version of Bay to Breakers called the “Lap-A-Thon.” The students will be running 28 laps, approximately the distance of the San Francisco Bay to Breakers. How cool is this fundraiser? Two countries racing for the same cause!!
Moreen is incredible - she is smart, loving, and a strong young girl. I connected with Moreen when I visited the campus last month for three weeks. Moreen and I laughed and cried together. We worked together in study hall, played volleyball, shared meals and stories. Moreen comes from the coast and is supported by her single mother. I couldn't feel more blessed to have met her and the other beautiful girls of Daraja!!
If you sponsor me - all proceeds go to Moreen and the Daraja Academy.
Any Dollar Amount honestly makes a difference!!! $1, 10, 15 or $5 for each mile = $35 $77 for 77 girls on campus - just some ideas. . .
Thank you for your support - it means the world to me, Moreen and the Daraja girls!