BENEFITING: Daraja Education Fund
ORGANIZER: Daraja Education Fund
EVENT DATE: May 17, 2015
Daraja Education Fund wrote -
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.
Meet Zulfa. Zulfa comes from the Ethiopia-bordering town of Moyale where tribal clashing is a part of everyday life. During primary school, Zulfa would sleep in Ethiopia and cross into Kenya to go to school because it was just too dangerous to stay in her village at night. Zulfa is the 5th born in a family of 8 children. She lost her father in 2011, and has since been raised by her oldest brother. Her mother, who is illiterate and suffers from asthma, is unable to support the family.
Zulfa loves Daraja so much, she can’t even choose which is her most favorite subject between math, science and history. In her free time at Daraja, she loves to read novels and learn about ways to combat tribalism that she might be able to bring back to her village.
At Daraja, the students help “pay” for their education by fulfilling community service hours during school breaks. Zulfa teaches children in her village methods for coping with diabetes during her breaks from Daraja.
Please considering supporting Zulfa 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. Is that powerful or what?