Daraja Academy for Exceptional Kenyan Girls

by Daraja Education Fund
Apr 9, 2013

Daraja Team Runs Bay to Breakers

The Daraja Academy team prepares for its largest event of the year - Race for Daraja.  Over 250 runners will participate in the Bay to Breakers 12K race in San Francisco, Kenya, and across the world, advocating and supporting girls' education and Daraja Academy.  Sister races will take place in Australia, Kenya, Singapore, Korea, California, Virginia, and Washington this year making this a truly global event.

Each Daraja girl on campus in Kenya is matched with a participant who runs on her behalf.  As Lilian, a junior, recently said, "I was so happy during Bay to Breakers last year because we were working towards a goal.  There are people out there who are willing to do everything so that I can get an education. It makes me feel loved and cared for."  On race day, runners wear their partners photos on their backs, making the distance and the hills (in San Francisco) all worthwhile!

This year, there will be five classes participating in Kenya, or 130 girls plus staff and volunteers, including the recent high school graduates who have returned to Daraja to attend the newly formed Transition Program.  The Daraja Academy Lap-a-Thon is held every year, giving the students an opportunity to contribute to their own education.  Donors sign up to support up to 28 laps that the girls run (equivalent to the 12K distance of Bay to Breakers.)   Irene N. said, "The first time we ran the girls were so excited because we knew that we were the ones contributing to our own education."

The Race for Daraja 2013 should be even bigger and more successful than the last, and it is all in the name of girls' education. To join us, email race@daraja-academy.org.




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Daraja Education Fund

Location: San Rafael, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.daraja-academy.org
Project Leader:
Jenni Doherty
San Rafael, CA United States
$47,114 raised of $60,000 goal
1,582 donations
$12,886 to go
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