BENEFITING: Daraja Education Fund
EVENT DATE: May 17, 2015
“I love that Daraja provides me with everything I need to have a great education.”
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.
Daki hails from the Northern town of Marsabit where water is very scarce. She lives with her 6 siblings and occasionally her mother, who is mentally ill. Their father passed away when Daki was little. Daki’s older brother worked his way through secondary school and did the same to pay for Daki’s primary school fees. Her younger brother is in 7th grade, repeating until he gets a score high enough to obtain a scholarship for secondary school. Daki impressed the Daraja administration so much during her interview; they offered her a spot at Daraja the same day.
At Daraja, Daki has flourished. She is a member of the cross-country and athletics teams and she loves to run. Her favorite subjects are biology and English. Since she has arrived at Daraja, her grades have only improved. She loves being at Daraja because the skills she is learning will help her be the one to assist her family rather than relying on others.
Please consider supporting Daki 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.