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Jabiz + Zaituna's Race for Daraja!

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BENEFITING: Daraja Education Fund

ORGANIZER: Daraja Education Fund

EVENT: RACE FOR DARAJA | BAY TO BREAKERS 2015

EVENT DATE: May 17, 2015

Jabiz Raisdana

THE STORY:

Daraja Academy is an all-girls secondary boarding school for Kenyan girls with top academic scores and exceptional leadership skills but no means to continue their education. The academy provides shelter, food, healthcare and counseling services which allows students to focus on their academic and personal potential, without being hindered by the everyday barriers of poverty.

"I will be an entrepeneur."

Zaituna and her two brothers were raised by their grandmother since her father lives far away from them and their mother works all day. If it weren’t for Daraja, Zaituna would have been married young since it is rare for girls in her culture to be single past the age of fifteen.

Zaituna is focused on making the most out of her opportunity to attend Daraja and is interested in many things. Her favorite subjects are History, English, and Business and she loves to learn about social issues. In her free time, she loves to read mystery novels and dance. Her favorite times during the week are WISH (Women of Integrity, Strength, and Hope) class and clubs time, where she gets to participate in the Science and Conservation Club. When asked what her favorite part about Daraja is, she reports that she cannot decide, she loves it all. 

Please consider supporting Zaituna 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.

Three years ago we raised $2030, two years ago we raised $940, last year we raised $20 for Daraja Academy​. This is not a trend I like to see.

It is time for the big annual Bay to Breakers fund raiser and this year is special, because I actually know Zaituna. She was my point person on our last visit.

She is a funny, mature, dedicated and compassionate young woman who will do many great things. Like many of the Daraja girls, this school has been a beacon for her and I am asking you, my friends and family, who know how much this school means to me, to help continue to support it.

We need your help to keep it running. This Bay to Breakers Crowdrise campaign is personal. It is about you taking a few minutes and sharing a few dollars to help the school continue to do amazing work. Any amount is appreciated and useful. So please donate and share with your friends and family.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,430

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Megan G.

    $50

  • Anon

    $50

  • Mary Jo Looney

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • The Joshi Family

    $100

  • Varenco

    $100

  • Doris Lung

    $50

  • Chris Hansen

    $30

  • Johann and Sacha Singh

    $100

  • Shruti Tewari

    $100

  • Pau

    $100

  • Versi Family - Sydney

    $40

  • The Brunns

    $100

  • Armaan Behal

    $50

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72% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,530 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Jabiz Raisdana

Amount Raised

$1,430

 

72% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Daraja Education Fund

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Armaan Behal

Armaan Behal

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The Brunns

The Brunns

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Versi Family - Sydney

Versi Family - Sydney

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Pau

Pau

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Shruti Tewari

Shruti Tewari

DONATION: $100

The Daraja Academy is producing leaders. So grateful to have been a part of the first school trip to go to Daraja and connect with the Daraja family. 2 years ago

Johann and Sacha Singh

Johann and Sacha Singh

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Chris Hansen

Chris Hansen

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Doris Lung

Doris Lung

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Varenco

Varenco

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

The Joshi Family

The Joshi Family

DONATION: $100

Our visit to the Daraja School earlier this year was the most memorable trip ever. the girls are absolutely fantastic and it is a pleasure to support them. 2 years ago