Daraja Academy for Exceptional Kenyan Girls


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Innovation Is Key To Development

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega East, Kenya
Map of Innovation is key to Development My husband Mr. Anthon Fabian is a member of a very innovative progressive group by East district. He joined this group in 2007 as if by the call of God at a time when we were tenants of abject poverty. We know no right to dispose such poverty where we had no way forward. However, his joining of this group provided a miracle escape from the cruelty of such sentence of life. We could access loans and with a prudent investment, did penetrate into avenues of development. We have new projects to help us access income and we are on top of thing in our own right. Jescah Fabian. Read more.
Related to project keywords: innovative, miracle, progressive, poverty, right

Dispute Of Land

By a male, 46-60 years old , in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of DISPUTE OF LAND The law atates very well that if you never came a debt of the late Silas Mbaago then you have no right full claims to punish the late family. may we warn you that this is total corruption and too unfair infact it is total corruption and too unfair to mabango's family. Infact its unlawfully for any provincial or any goverment offficer to involve herself in such black mailing deals that will desert and distort the bad reputation and reflects a bad picture from the kenya goverment again. If it revealed to any relevant senior official it adreses to the concerned officer to lose his or her office job with the current constitution now. our concern as a country want to see families living together peacefully. without anyone hating the other. our prayer is that parties revisit the land issue snd settle it without demanding anything from either party of the two families mbangaos family Remember all the harassment from the provincial administration the law and explain why he should not let the issue go without. Read more.
Related to project keywords: official, go, country, right, may

Let Women Speak For Us

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Adisababa, Ethiopia
Map of LET WOMEN SPEAK FOR US Touted by America Vogue as as a member of new establishment,Liya Kebede has done alot to her community as a whole. She has fought hard on girl+ child education, the fact that she was voted as number one of the top so models, Liya has been working so hard to girl who come to her home area to be a model like her. She has also been fighting hard to create awareness of the difficulties women and children face in the developing world. Since she cames from the report area where means and the infrastructure mostly roads are very, she has been using her own money and told their member of parliament to tell the government to make better roads, so if someone fall sick she can be taken to hospital. Read more.
Related to project keywords: models, area, world, top, developing

Generating Employment Creation Of Opportunities

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Generating employment creation of opportunities The youth action group which we formed 4 years ago has hit the road running.We intended to alleviate poverty and to give our youth alternatives for survival.It is refreshing to note that we are in the right direction.I herman mambili joined the group in 2009 when i was really challenged economically having only dropped out of school.The future looked bleak.Joining this group has opened my eyes so much that i am now more enterprising,more business oriented than i was before.Initially i relied on the hope of being employed to get in an office.Since this is hard and can take a lifetime,getting self employed is more promising i have since been able to get self employed through accessing a wan and starting a business in kakamega town,i have now become an employer myself. Read more.
Related to project keywords: lifetime, creation, am, future, employment


By a female, 16-21 years old, in Kiambu, Kenya
Map of POVERTY One ay the was a young beautify girl that as suffering from many things and other things like food and shelter she was very poor at that time but she worked very hardand that she was very happy and that made her very rich and she rsrely lscked anything again . The girl was worrying at the higher company in the around he village and she was very happy as she never suffered sgain I her live.This means that someone should not lose hope I lifetime in th world. Read more.
Related to project keywords: lifetime, girl, world, poverty, food shelter

Reaching Out To The Needy

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kibera, Kenya
Map of Reaching out to the needy St Aloysius Gonzaga secondary school helps children from poor backgrounds and orphans.After completion of my primary education,the school sponsored me for free secondary education This was a new dawn for me because my elder brother had to occassionally stop learning due to lack of school fees.For me,it was a golden chance that i would protect by all possible means Throught my education there,i found an ample studying environment,loving teachers who understand our family backgrounds and family status.The diel was just fine.I graduated from the school in 2010 since 2007.I have seen a sharp contrast between life at aloysius school and at home. Read more.
Related to project keywords: education school, secondary school, environment, teachers, means

A Scholarship To A New Destination

16-21 years old, in Kajiado, Kenya
Map of A SCHOLARSHIP TO A NEW DESTINATION I had already finished primary school but as was residing within two rescue center, my former head teacher came and called out my name .When i got to the administration l found strange faces .Among them was the Equity bank manager in Kajiado. They told me about the scholarship issue.I did an interview and i was lucky to qualify .I was very happy and to me this was a miracle. I want to be a lawyer and use my skills back at home and help my community .I will fight for they right of my fellow Masai girls thank. Read more.
Related to project keywords: miracle, girls, primary school, told, right

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