Team Priory for Daraja are Woodside Priory High School students, faculty and families dedicated to empowering women of promise in Kenya through the Daraja Academy. The Daraja Academy of Kenya was started four years ago by the grassroots efforts of teachers and others in the US and Kenya to get women of promise into a secondary school that they could not otherwise afford. The leverage of educating a woman in this environment is significant. Women influence their children and improve conditions of life greatly: The Nike Foundation calls it the "Girl Effect".
I am a student of Woodside Priory School. On May 20th 2012, a group of students are going to run/walk a 12-km marathon to help with the fundraiser. Each of us are also paired up with a girl in the school in Kenya. I think it's a very meaningful event. Please contribute!