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The Daraja Girls run for high school education!

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BENEFITING: Daraja Education Fund

EVENT: Run for Daraja!

EVENT DATE: May 21, 2017

THE STORY:


Next Sunday, the students of Daraja Academy in Kenya will be racing in their very own Bay to Breakers

While over 50 Californians run in Bay to Breakers to support Daraja Academy, the students will simultaneously be conducting their own race 9,500 miles away. They're doing this to support their own education, and to support the education of the girls who will follow in their footsteps: Because without Daraja Academy, the dreams of all 117 Daraja girls would have ended at primary school. 

Why is education so important to a Daraja Girl? Here's what they had to say: 

Sylvia: "As for now, I want to have good grades that take me to a good university, because I want to become a teacher. I want to have a good life after high school. I want to have a better life than I have now." 

Asha: "I want to become a leader." 

Florence: "I want to be a pilot and improve my family's livelihoods." 

Rodah: "I want to see the change in our country. I would like to help those in the country, those who are poor to improve their living standards." 

Lucy: "I want to be a fashion designer and also want to start an organization for girls to support girls and their dreams." 

The Daraja girls will one day be doctors, lawyers, teachers, pilots, politicians, and fashion designers. But today, they are simply high school students running to fundraise for their school. 

They've fought so hard for their right to an education, and they're going to keep fighting for their dreams and the dreams of other girls. 


Please fight with them by supporting their run!

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To This Fundraiser

$10,125

MONEY RAISED
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  • Janelle Lamb

    $200

  • John McCue

    $500

  • Erika Merrell

    $250

  • Julia Krasner

    $100

  • Scott McMullin

    $50

  • Brian Rodvien

    $50

  • Paula Cordeiro

    $50

  • Michelle Gonzalez

    $50

  • Jane /harris Loeser

    $50

  • Suzanne Koonce

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Howard family

     

  • Gretchen Scharfenberg

    $50

  • Helen and Russell Pyne

    $250

  • Susy Heldman

     

  • Amy Carr

    $50

  • Elizabeth Gessel

    $25

  • The Hapke Family

    $1,000

  • Judy Berger

    $100

  • Erik & Karen Dohemann

    $100

  • Kristin Spak

    $100

  • Eliane Dohemann

    $50

  • Brian Rodvien

    $100

  • RJ Wofford II

    $50

  • Donna Kobyluk

    $250

  • Ann Elliott

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • George Gray

    $50

  • Jessamy V

    $100

  • little world travel

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Stewart Family

    $50

  • Chelsea's Parents

     

  • Daryl

    $100

  • Isabella Crowell

    $25

  • Laurie Hoey

    $100

  • Alison Thoreau

    $100

  • Pamela Meyer & Don Blasky

    $25

  • Charles Hoblitzelle

    $25

  • Blair Family

     

  • Farrah Jessani

    $50

  • Shruti Tewari

    $100

  • Alexandra Avlonitis & Howard Levi

    $100

  • Steve and Tammy Herr

    $5,000

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203% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $10,125 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Steve and Tammy Herr

Steve and Tammy Herr

DONATION: $5,000

Our mother, Margaret Herr 4 months ago

Alexandra Avlonitis & Howard Levi

Alexandra Avlonitis & Howard Levi

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Shruti Tewari

Shruti Tewari

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Farrah Jessani

Farrah Jessani

DONATION: $50

In Memory of Shamim Jessani 4 months ago

Blair Family

Blair Family

4 months ago

Charles Hoblitzelle

Charles Hoblitzelle

DONATION: $25

In memory of Jana Barto 4 months ago

Pamela Meyer & Don Blasky

Pamela Meyer & Don Blasky

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Alison Thoreau

Alison Thoreau

DONATION: $100

I am very proud to support this effort, and way to go, Noe! 4 months ago

Laurie Hoey

Laurie Hoey

DONATION: $100

Karen Doherty 4 months ago

Isabella Crowell

Isabella Crowell

DONATION: $25

4 months ago