BENEFITING: Daraja Education Fund
EVENT DATE: May 17, 2015
"I am a woman of integrity, strength, and hope."
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.
Scholastica, or Schola, is the first born of nine siblings and grew up in the middle of conflict between the Samburu and Turkana ethnic groups. She strongly believes there is potential for change and hopes to learn how to stop the fighting from her teachers and classmates at Daraja. If it were not for Daraja and a strong desire to attend secondary school, Schola would have met an end to her studies thanks to an early marriage.
At Daraja, Schola’s favorite subjects are Biology and C.R.E. (Christian Religion). Her favorite part of the day is sports time, where she practices volleyball. She very happy at Daraja because students are open and have high respect for others. Even teachers treat students like their younger sisters. In the future, Schola wants to be a doctor or teacher.
Please consider supporting Schola 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.