BENEFITING: Daraja Education Fund
ORGANIZER: Daraja Education Fund
EVENT DATE: May 17, 2015
Daraja Education Fund wrote -
"A strong leader must focus on the upcoming generation because they are the leaders of tomorrow."
The Kenyan government only provides free access to education through primary grades (K-8). Beyond that, students or their families must pay all fees associated with their schooling. Countless bright, eager students are kept from furthering their education simply because they cannot pay these fees.
Enter Abdia, a bright Kenyan girl with a kindness in her heart and smile. Abdia hails from the Northern town of Marsabit. Her father died when she was young, leaving her mother to care for Abdia and her two older siblings. Abdia is the first and only person in her family to go to secondary school (what we call high school).
Abdia found out about Daraja the day of interviews and with no preparation, she amazed Daraja administration so much she was accepted to the Academy on the spot.
Abdia is flourishing at Daraja. Her favorite subject is math. She credits the Drama club for sharpening her public speaking skills, which will aid her aspirations of becoming a journalist.
At Daraja, the students help “pay” for their education by fulfilling community service hours during school breaks. Abdia volunteers at an orphanage and started a recycling program involving children. She explained, “I love working with kids because little children are going to be the leaders of tomorrow.”
Please considering supporting Abdia as she runs to raise money for her own education on May 17th in Kenya, while many Daraja supporters are running here in the annual San Francisco Bay to Breakers race.
Separated by an ocean. United by a cause.