Daraja Academy for Exceptional Kenyan Girls

 
$45,766
$14,234
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Remaining
Oct 10, 2012

A picture is worth a 1,000 words.

Lately, we've been hearing a lot of statistics and reading stories about the uphill battle girls face in many countries. Although the facts are startling, what's even more jaw-dropping is the enormous influence and change that can occur simply by investing in girls education. Still, many people ask us why we "discriminate" against boys. But, this isn't about ignoring boys, it's about embracing girls, and their close relationship to their families. When you're investing in a girl, you are investing in her future children -- the number of children she has and her ability to take care of them.

Girls and women spend 90% of their earned income on their families, compared with 30% to 40% among males.

The international community is celebrating Day of the Girl on October 11th and we've made special photos to celebrate the occasion. Thanks to photographer Barbara Rick, with these pictures you can educate and inspire.

The pictures remind us that the statistics don't scare us. We know there is work to be done and the girls of Daraja have built the foundation to change the status quo. With the support of advocates like you, we can educate people in our networks about WHY it's important to invest in girls. The first step of any movement is to education and build awareness so that people decide to pay attention.    

Share these images on your social media accounts and help us get the facts out there! Support the Daraja girls this giving season!

"I have more confidence and more leadership skills than when I was in Form 1. Now I can handle things better and make choices for myself." - Leila, graduating senior at Daraja Academy.

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Jenni Doherty

San Rafael, CA United States

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