BENEFITING: Daraja Education Fund
EVENT DATE: May 17, 2015
"I will work hard to fulfill my dreams."
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.
The third born of five siblings, Rose comes from Kenya’s Eastern Province. When at home, Rose is responsible for looking after her younger siblings, washing clothes, and cooking. She also helps her siblings fetch water from their nearest source- a river about 6 kilometers away from their home. At the end of primary school, Rose’s family could not register her for the KCPE testing, so a teacher paid for her opportunity to earn an impressive score: 348. An excellent leader, she was a class prefect in Classes 7 and 8 in primary school, and teaches Sunday school at home.
Rose is a diligent student who is often one of the first in the classrooms in the mornings and during study hall. She enjoys participating in class and speaking in front of her fellow students. She loves “arguing for the greater good,” which will help in her aspirations to become a lawyer. In just her first term at Daraja Academy, Rose impressed teachers and administrators with her high scores.
Please consider supporting Rose 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.