BENEFITING: Daraja Education Fund
EVENT DATE: May 15, 2016
Daraja Academy is a boarding secondary school for Kenyan girls with top academic scores and exceptional leadership skills but no means to continue their education. The vast majority of secondary schools in Kenya require substantial fees. Even indirect costs of a secondary education in Kenya are twelve to twenty times as much as the monthly income of parents in rural areas. Family responsibilities, early marriages and pregnancy, lack of gender appropriate facilities in schools, gender-based violence, HIV/AIDS, and orphanhood can, and often do, pose additional barriers to a girl's education.
To that end, Daraja Academy provides full scholarships to girls of material poverty, covering all the costs of school in addition to shelter, food, healthcare and counseling services, allowing students to focus on their academic and personal potential, without being hindered by the everyday barriers of poverty.
On Sunday, May 15th, each Daraja student will run 12 kilometeres through the villages surrounding Nanyuki, Kenya to raise funds for Daraja Academy. On the same day, we will race the same distance in San Francisco's Bay to Breakers, running in solidarity with Daraja students, Rose P., Rose A., Edith, and Veronicah. Separated by an ocean, united by a cause.
We are asking you to support these Daraja girls as they race for their education in #RaceforDaraja2016. All funds support operations at Daraja Academy.
When you donate, you make their race a little easier.
Thank you for your support.