BENEFITING: Daraja Education Fund
EVENT DATE: May 17, 2015
"I want to be a doctor so I can change the lives of the people in my community."
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.
Rose comes from a small town in Central Laikipia. In primary school, Rose would walk six kilometers to and from school each day. If Rose wasn’t at Daraja, she would have been married off just like her older sister.
Since she came to Daraja Rose has never felt neglected by anyone. The smile on Rose’s face never leaves and she makes sure to talk to anyone she passes around campus. Rose says the classes at Daraja have opened her eyes to new subjects and her favorites are now business, geography, biology, and history.
Rose really enjoys sports especially when she travels to represent Daraja or even the country in competitions such as netball or volleyball. One day she wants to work at Daraja so she can provide back to the school that helped her so much.
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.