BENEFITING: Daraja Education Fund
EVENT DATE: May 17, 2015
"When I meet my sisters at home, I will encourage them to work hard in school, to achieve the best so they will be better people in the future."
The Kenyan government only provides free access to education through the primary grades (K-8). Beyond primary school, students or their families must pay all fees associated with their schooling. Countless bright, eager students are kept from furthering their education simply they cannot pay these fees.
Mbinya is a remarkable young lady from Makindu in Eastern Kenya. Mbinya’s parents died when she was 11, leaving Mbinya to care for her three younger siblings, the youngest of whom was 2. Nothing was going to stop Mbinya from making sure she and her siblings had an education, even if it meant waking up very early to prepare her siblings for school. It is no miracle that Mbinya recieved a high score on her Primary School exam, but her determination.
At Daraja, Mbinya is known for her smile and jokes. Her favorite sujects are math and science. Her dream is to become a doctor so she can learn more about HIV/AIDS and provide education and anti-retroviral drugs to her community. Mbinya believes the most important improvement for her community is building a mortuary so those who died of HIV/AIDS can be properly cared for.
Please consider supporting Mbinya as she runs to raise money for her own education on May 17th in Kenya, while many Daraja supporters are running in the annual San Francisco Bay to Breakers race in solidarity.
Separated by an ocean. United by a cause.