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Walking for Daraja to support Esther's Education

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Sue Yee

THE STORY:

When a friend asked me to join her for the Bay to Breakers, I thought why not? I’ve only done this event once a long time ago and 7.45645 miles is nothing compared to ½ and full marathons I’ve been doing since 2005 (ha ha). Yes, there’s Hayes Street Hill and I expect to be “pushed upwards” by the crowd (however, I’ve learned hill techniques with TNT and trained a lot with TNT-mates on the Ft. Mason hill and the Cliff House hill).

When I went online to sign up for Bay to Breakers, I saw a message about “Run for Daraja” --- raising money for the Daraja Education Fund and thought why not? I’ve done a lot of FUNdraising for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and perhaps I can help another cause. 

So, now I’m FUNdraising to support Esther’s studies at the Daraja Academy in Kenya. She’s from the Kikuyui tribe and grew up in the town of Wiyumriri. Her father is a casual laborer and her mother stays at home because of her illness. Esther is the third of 7 children – the oldest works as a maid, the second oldest helps at home, 2 attend school with the sponsorship of the school manager, and 2 stay at home. 

Esther’s career goal is to be an accountant and she would like to make her community, country, family and the world better. She defined courage as “the ability of overcoming difficult situations without fear.”

Please help Esther reach her goals by making a donation to the Daraja Education Fund. If you’re interested in learning about this unique secondary school for Kenyan girls or joining me in “Run for Daraja” (actually, I’ll be “walking” for Daraja), you can check out this site: https://www.daraja-academy.org/run-for-daraja/ Please help Esther reach her goals by making a donation to the Daraja Education Fund.

If you’re interested in learning about this unique secondary school for Kenyan girls or joining me in “Run for Daraja” (actually, I’ll be “walking” for Daraja), you can check out this site: https://www.daraja-academy.org/run-for-daraja/

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To This Fundraiser

$311

MONEY RAISED
  • Sue

     

  • Kathetine Urban

    $25

  • Chipotle

    $186

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35% Raised of $889 Goal

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The Team: $311 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Chipotle

Chipotle

DONATION: $186

5 months ago

Kathetine Urban

Kathetine Urban

DONATION: $25

Sue- Thanks for sharing the fundraising love. 5 months ago

Sue

Sue

5 months ago