Lap-A-Thon: Bay to Breakers sister race in Kenya!

 
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$1,990
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Summary

Girls Rule! The Daraja girls are empowered each year to raise money for their four-year scholarships through each lap that they run. The sheer pride the girls have during this exciting event has made it one of the most important and fun events on campus each year!

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

There is an 80% dropout rate from primary school to secondary school for children in Kenya, according to the 2009 Kenya census. The statistics are even more staggering for girls who are often obligated to household chores, provide immediate income to the family if married or if they sell their bodies. Compound that with the reality that more than half of Daraja's students are orphaned and from rural Kenya, and it makes graduating secondary school for this group nothing short of a miracle.

How will this project solve this problem?

Daraja Academy's unique educational model focuses on 4 main components: female empowerment, cross-cultural education, social and environment responsibility and personal/career development. This school is located in rural Kenya, an area where girls are consistently dismissed and forgotten. With their Daraja scholarships, however, Daraja girls are given the tools and resources to be critical thinkers, progressive leaders and architects of their futures.

Potential Long Term Impact

The Daraja Academy students are given the tools and resources to be the voices for other young women and girls in their country. Upon graduation, they will be powerful women with the capacity, experience and global understanding to be Kenya's future female leaders.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

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Project Leader

Jenni Doherty

San Rafael, CA United States

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