BENEFITING: Daraja Education Fund
EVENT DATE: May 17, 2015
"In the future, I would like to be a doctor or a researcher."
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.
Deborah is the first born of seven children who were all raised by her mother. During ethnic conflict over cattle raiding in her area, Deborah’s father was shot and killed when she was very young. Deborah helped her mother raise her three brothers and three sisters while striving to attain high marks in primary school.
At Daraja, Deborah is a member of the Science and Conservation Club because she is passionate about taking care of her environment. Deborah is a fast sprinter and a member of the Daraja track team. Her favorite part of Daraja is WISH (Women of Integrity, Strength, and Hope) class because it helps her feel confident.
Please consider supporting Deborah 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.